You Are Dressed In A New Wardrobe!

You Are Dressed In A New Wardrobe!

Colossian 3:3-9  The Message Bible

Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you’ll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.

And that means killing off everything connected with that way of death: sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy. That’s a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God. It’s because of this kind of thing that God is about to explode in anger. It wasn’t long ago that you were doing all that stuff and not knowing any better. But you know better now, so make sure it’s all gone for good: bad temper, irritability, meanness, profanity, dirty talk.

Don’t lie to one another. You’re done with that old life. It’s like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you’ve stripped off and put in the fire. Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete.

Do you know that Christ was fashioned in obscurity?  He laid His royalty down to come to earth.  He was born in an obscure village to a humble family without pomp or circumstance.  He grew up as a carpenter faithfully doing what His Father had called Him to do.  How often do we think about what God wants us to do?  Aren't we preoccupied with what "we want" and what "we need"?  Our life might be invisible to the spectators around us, but it is NOT to God.  He watchfully guards our lives.  He is intimately involved in all our ways.  His Word is our compass, are we heading in the right direction today?

If not, YOU CAN!! Simply ask God to be with you.  To lead and guide every area of you life.