Get Dressed!

Life is too short, to wear boring clothes!– anonymous

This past weekend we celebrated my pastor’s 10th anniversary and Friday we had a banquet in his honor. We had so much fun and we finished it off Sunday night which I was so extremely blessed by the whole weekend. I have not stopped growing since being in this ministry and every service, event, outreach I grow more it pushes me to pursue God, seek His face, seek His word! I couldn’t ask for a better fertile ground to be planted in going on four years as a member. However the dress code for Friday night was formal, the featured image was my formal dress. Just like the banquet having a dress code, so does God. God has a requirement for our lives that He wants us to live by. God knows we are not perfect people but if we allow Him to help, He will dress us up according to HIS righteousness. Let’s be intentional about living for Christ.

I don’t sleep a lot, I have always been the type to stay up and read a five hundred page book until the very end, wake and go to school tired the next day, but at least I finished the book, right (lol). Now it’s when I get something in my head that I just can’t get out, I am learning to ask God to just show me, reveal  to me whatever needs to be revealed so I can at least mull it over in my head while I sleep. In my personal studies, I have taken out the time, to just ask God to help me overcome unbelief, teach me to believe in His every word. It’s one of those things that I know is standing in the way for miracles and the supernatural power of God to not only work in my life, but help me change others lives as well.Sunday night I was so pumped up and was reading a visionary leadership book and the author states that ‘Jesus saw everything as being alive and she asked how would your walk be if you saw everything as being alive! I was like wow!! My whole life would change, so I said Lord take me where ever, do whatever you have to do but I know it is time for me to go out. His reply was, ‘Get Dressed!’ I literally got dressed, it was two o’clock in the morning, missed the harvest moon and everything, but I believe when I took an action to actually get dress and go outside again, I walked into something more.  When Jesus went to Cana of Galilee to a wedding He was invited to, He had no intention of doing a miracle, He was there to enjoy a celebration of a bride and groom. Even Jesus had a moment, that He was like why is this any of my concern? I do believe that’s why God tells us not to despise small beginnings but nevertheless once Mary told the servants to do whatever Jesus told them to do. Jesus didn’t fight it but just did it. God’s timing is always perfect and God is always to receive glory for all things but guess what in versus 11 of John 2 says this, “This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him. That was an open door for everything He would do and still does.

God has been telling me there is no room for doubt and that I am only to believe! That’s a huge leap of faith, that’s knowing who I am in Christ. It requires me to know who God is, give heed to His voice only and read His Word so I can know what He requests of me. I have a lot of military friends, family, classmates and when it is time for training they have to put on the requirement; boots, hats, uniform, even the correct t-shirts and shorts, belts, and rank. Seems like a lot doesn’t it but you know we are part of God’s army and we have been commanded to take off our civilian clothes (the flesh, carnal things), and put on the holy uniform.

In Ephesians it reads like this 6:10-13 Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual host of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.(NKJV) 

So let’s get dressed! I have only begun to see what is in store for my life. Put on the word so that we can be presented to Christ without spot of wrinkle, so we can be holy and without blemish! (Ephesians 5:25-27) 1 Peter 1:15-16,”but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 

We are getting ready for the greatest event in history and if you are like people in my town, homecoming is a big event, we all get dressed up even if we aren’t going to the game, we are all dressed up and ready, showing off our best! The greatest event in History is the return of the King. Jesus Christ! Get dressed, the Bible has the perfect attire in mind and the Holy Spirit will have you sharp as a tack!

I remember watching Cinderella as a young child and she had nothing to wear, but her fairy godmother came and gave her the best dress in the house, along with one-of- a kind shoes that fit her just right.

We have a great Father, who sits high but looks low, He has given us the Holy Spirit to not only comfort us but tell us things to come, to teach us, lead us and guide us into all righteousness and truth. He will show you how to get dressed!

Miriam Suggs

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