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Every morning as I prepare for my day, I decide what to wear. Looking in my closet, I have choices. Do I wear a skirt today?  Slacks? Jeans? What top coordinates with the skirt or pants? Both must match in color and appropriateness for the weather and occasion. Next, I decide on appropriate accessories. Which shoes? Belt? Scarf? Jewelry?  All these choices match one another to create a unified whole. Once I make my decisions and dress, I’m ready for the day.

Just as I choose daily what clothes I’ll wear, I have choices in what to don from my spiritual closet. What shall I wear? Shall it be a spirit of complaining or gratefulness? If I choose complaining, I accessorize with sorrow and bitterness, to create a coordinated ensemble. 

I wonder: Is this what a child of God would wear? Is this appropriate attire for the daughter of the King? Instead, I choose to wear gratefulness. To match gratefulness, I choose compassion and humility, which naturally complement one another. To accessorize, I choose good deeds for my feet. The sparkling gem of God’s love unifies the ensemble. Now I’m ready for the day. 

Father, help me choose wisely from my closet of spiritual clothing.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

What will you choose from your spiritual closet today?

Published by nancyhamiltonsturm

After raising a family and then teaching for over 20 years, I retired from full-time work. Now I spend time with family, tap dance, take long walks in nature, read, and write. I have published two stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul books and over a dozen devotions. My current goal is to publish a book of meditations over the gospels and to share my devotional writing on my blog. I hope you enjoy and are inspired.

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