Good morning! Happy Wednesday to you all! I enjoyed a little break with my family last week. It was much-needed and appreciated. I pray your week and weekend was a blessed one. It’s a new day and I’m glad to be alive!
TFTD: Put on Jesus
11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
Every day of the week I have to get ready to go somewhere. Monday thru Friday I get ready for work, Saturday I typically get ready to hang out with friends or family and Sunday I get ready for church. No matter where I am going I must get dressed. I have to put on clothing. What I will wear depends on the destination; will I wear high heels, a dress, slacks, jeans, sweats, sneakers, etc. No matter what I must put on clothing. As believers, there is something we must put on that shouldn’t change depending on where we are going or who we are going to be around. We must put on the Lord Jesus Christ at all times!
It’s time to take off the “clothing” of the world. The Bible tells us to cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. We have to take off the sweatshirt of greed, the eye glasses of envy, the chap stick of lying, the belt of cheating, the gloves of stealing, the rings of killing, the duffel bag of fornicating and the list goes on. The same way you put on clothing is the same way you put on these spirits that are contrary to the will of God. Take them off and throw them away. It’s time to destroy the works of darkness and put on JESUS.
Jesus is the light of the world and in order to put on the armor of light you must have He who is light living on the inside. You have to wake up in the morning and make a conscious decision to put on the WHOLE armor of God; gird your waist with truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace, carry the shield of faith, put on the helmet of salvation and carry the sword of the Spirit. Each day you need to wash off the day before and put on JESUS. Stop putting on the same old dirty clothes from the world that are filled with hate, confusion and dissension. Put on love, patience, compassion, grace, mercy, hope and peace. People are literally dying spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically and they need to see the light in this very dark world. Allow the light of Christ to shine through you. What will you wear today?
I encourage you to carry Jesus with you everywhere you go. If you feel like you can’t “wear” Christ to some of the places you frequent then it’s time to stop going to those places and hanging out with those people.
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.