Tuesday, October 25, 2016

You Are What You Wear

You’ve heard it said that you are what you eat. I believe you are what you wear. Society places stereotypes on what kinds of people wear certain styles of clothing. Maybe we shouldn’t be judged for taste in fashion, but it happens. People see you through the eyes of your fashion or your lack of it.

I’m not really talking about physical fashion. We are what we wear on the outside as far as it projects from the inside. It doesn’t really matter what clothing we wear on the outside if we have filled our spiritual jewelry box first. Filling this box is all about having something available to wear. Do you wear your pearls of prayer or your diamonds of faith? Do you wear rubies of love and emeralds of hope?

This is the spiritual jewelry that God intends for us to wear. Many things that are good end up replacing what is best. When friends, jobs, family, houses, and cars become our treasures, they make it hard for us to find the real jewels. These represent the things we accessorize our life with other than the precious stones from scripture. 

Just as diamonds are dug from the dirt, many times it is in the dirty circumstances of our life that we turn to God and His Word and find gems. Place these gemstones in your jewelry box, but be careful not to dump the dirt in with the diamonds.

The next time someone cuts you off on the highway or is rude to you in line at the store, wave your spiritual charm bracelet at them exercising love, patience, and self-control. When you have a mountain to climb, pull out your diamonds of faith. When someone is hard to love, wear your rubies of love. All of these are available for your spiritual jewelry box if you seek them from God’s Word. And remember to wear your prayer pearls every day. 

You are what you wear. What’s in your spiritual jewelry box?  

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings for evil things” (Matthew 12:35).

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