Put Your New Clothes On-October’s WOW from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

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Colossians 3:12-13a

Therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, bearing with one another and forgiving one another.

Thanks for returning for our Coffee Hour and more of our WOW from Colossians 3. I hope you will enjoy our spiritual shopping spree!

Now let’s go with Him on this shopping spree and see what He wants us to try on and put on first. I have a feeling this will be the longest shopping spree you or I have ever gone on, so please don’t be in a hurry!

Come with me to this heavenly store, different from any of the department stores you and I have shopped in for there is not a sense of hurry and discontent, a sort of frenzy to buy all that we can. No, there’s an air of peace, and the fragrance is like none you or I have ever smelled before, free of poisonous chemicals, but intoxicating none the less. Oh, and the colors, they are so vivid, life-like. It is absolutely beautiful. Oops, let’s not get lost. Jesus is leading us to the first thing He wants us to try on: tender mercies.

Let’s describe what tender mercies look like: Interestingly enough, more often than not in the Old Testament, especially in Psalms, every time we see the word “mercies,” the word “tender” accompanies it. That just adds so much style, color and depth to this first piece of clothing. See, mercy is a withholding of a punishment we deserve, which in and of itself is incredibly loving, but when you add the word “tender” to it, wow, it just gives it so much more meaning and power.

Now when we put it on, the garment of tender mercies that is, we can walk down the runway of life and when people attempt to hurt us with their words and/or attack us with their mean-spirited actions, or tell lies about us, we can walk right past them without so much as a glance backwards. As long as we keep this garment on, we won’t fall. We may tug at the garment because it becomes increasingly uncomfortable, sometimes even painful during these times of testing and teasing, but oh, what a feeling, to come to the end of that runway of a trial with our garment of tender mercies still intact.

Whew, I don’t know about you, but I need some practice wearing this piece of clothing down the runway I just specified! Join me Monday for more shopping!

Evinda

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