“What are you wearing?” If you ask your spouse this question before getting ready – you’re safe. If asked while we’re already out, there‘s going to be fight, or at least – awkward embarrassment :-). You know what I’m talking about. You can get in a fight anytime with that question if the emphasis is on the wrong word :-/.
But I’m your Pastor (just think of me as your personal style consultant – haha), because I have to ask you, “Spiritually, what are you wearing?” In other words, what do people see when they look at you? The Bible has a lot to say about our spiritual clothing, from clothing with the armor of God (Eph 6:10-18, Rev 16:15), or with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (Col 3:12, 1 Pet 5:5), with Jesus Christ (Rom 13:14, Gal 3:27), or with heaven (2 Cor 5:2-4), even with immortality (How awesome is that! 1 Cor 15:54).
Here’s the fun part, “And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and clothes you with power from heaven.” (Lk. 24:49 NLT) What happens when we’re clothed in power? Our world sees it, and is attracted. I see this continually – story after story. As we are aware of Holy Spirit and let Him out to affect our world, they see the power of God ON us. People might randomly start talking to you, or in the course of a conversation with you recognize something different. If those doors open a crack, get in the habit of throwing them wide. Ask people if you can pray for them. God will back you up. Again, there is story after story of God doing exactly that through our people at JLC – even in the last week!
So, what are you wearing? What if we began to wear the power of God more and more?