What Kind of Garment Are You Wearing?

What kind of Garment are you wearing? Daily we put on clothes and I believe just as we choose the clothes we wear, we also choose what garment we wear. You may be wondering what I am referring to when I say garment. Isaiah 61:3 says, “And provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes. The oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” I encourage you to read this whole chapter because it is really good, but for times sake I want to focus right here on “a garment of praise.” Are you wearing a garment of praise or a garment of pouting?

Are you passing down a garment of peace or a garment of contention? Are you choosing a garment of prayer or a garment of bickering? Are you wearing a garment of forgiveness or a garment of bitterness? Are you choosing a garment of kindness or a garment of frustration? A garment of needing to be right or a garment of striving toward reconciliation with God and others? Are you picking up a garment of faith or a garment of worry? Are you choosing a garment of love or a garment of resentment for all the pain we have endured? Lastly but most importantly, do we wear a garment of priority of Jesus? When we make Jesus our first Priority, He lines other parts of our life up as well. It’s the most important “garment” we MUST choose DAILY. In a book I just finished, “Love Like You Have Never Been Hurt,” Jentzen Franklin wrote,  “People will not see or feel the garment you profess; they will see and feel the garment you wear!” We pass on the garment we wear not the garment we profess to our children and those around us. 

I encourage you to pause and ask the Lord what kind of garment you have been wearing. If it isn’t something you should be wearing or want to be wearing, it’s not too late to change it. Just like you change your clothes, you can ask the Lord to help you change the garment and choose to change it today. I will tell you your circumstances will likely not change, but your perspective will. Maybe you say today, how do I change the garment or why would I change my garment when my circumstances are like they are? I was reminded this last week, as Brother Jerry Roberts spoke at our church, that it is not protesting that changes things, it is PRAYER. Many times we are choosing our own way to change things when God simply wants us to choose wisely the Garments we wear and then Trust that PRAYER and PRAISE are the key to changing our lives for the better. Today, I am praying God fills you today with Strength and wisdom to put on a “GARMENT” that is of Him.
Amanda Miller