qTherefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.q (Colossians 3:12) Adam and Eve were embarrassed before God because they were naked. The best they could do was to cover themselves in fig leaves. Like Adam and Eve, we too were naked, embarrassed, and exposed before God. Putting on spiritual fig leaves couldn't cover all of our flaws, scars, and sins. But God, in his great mercy, sacrificed his son to clothe us in his righteousness and character. The problem is our outfit isn't super glued on. We must dress everyday in the spiritual attire God has designed for us. He has provided a stunning outfit, but we need to put it on. We must squeeze into the underwear of humility, to give us a lift (qHumble yourselves...and he will lift you upq James 4:10) so that the rest of our outfit has a good foundation. Let's put on the slacks of compassion and a shirt of gentleness and remember to wear shoes of kindness so that we qkeep in step with the Spiritq (Galatians 5:25) taking God's beauty to the world. Over all put on the jacket of patience to protect us from storms. This ten-week study is an opportunity to allow God to become your spiritual Fashion Designer. Adorned in God's finest, you will be gorgeous. You will also be dressed perfectly to enhance your style and personality. Are you tired of being spiritually qNaked, Embarrassed, and Exposed? Then Put Something On.q Shereen Lashua is a Bible teacher and speaker. She has been teaching for more than 25 years, focusing on the importance of discipleship in the believer's life. Shereen's sincere desire is to encourage others to glorify God and enjoy him forever.Scars. aquot;But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we ... I believe that in these times we need spiritual plastic surgery to remove scars.
|Title||:||Naked, Embarrassed, and Exposed?|
|Author||:||Shereen K. Lashua|
|Publisher||:||Xulon Press - 2009-07-01|