Paradise Calvary Chapel

Devotionals

Clothed with Jesus
Anonymous - June 9, 2016
Devotional

In my family, how we represent ourselves outwardly is one of our important family values. My parents believe that how we dress up shows one’s personality, life philosophy, or one’s professionalism. My parents especially emphasized to find the right dress code that would fit to my brother and me perfectly since we were little. I was told that what I wear will impact how I behave and how I speak and how I think. I remember how difficult it was for me to find my own style because I was not sure who I was or what I wanted to be. Even worse, I was exposed to the mass media and trends on a daily basis, which added more confusion. Years later, after I became an adult, I finally feel like I know how I want to dress up. Finding my spiritual clothes has been very similar to wearing my physical clothes every day. In the beginning of my walk with the LORD, I acknowledged that Jesus Christ is the way to the abundant and true life. However, I had no clue as to what kind of person I would become and how I could bear the light of Jesus. Meanwhile, God confirmed multiple times that I am a child of His and how that was my identity. (John 14:6) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Time passed, and I know who I am in Christ and I experience God’s abundance every day. However, I face challenges some times that make me feel as if I'm barely wearing the ‘Jesus’ shirt. Surrounded by many non-believers, I sometimes attempt to change my spiritual clothes at that moment to blend in with the group. Later, my heart was convicted and I decided not to initiate any interaction with them. Yet, this was not the LORD’s will either. (2 Timothy 2:15) Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:19) But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” I pray every day asking that the Lord would be my solid foundation and that He would clothe me so that I could represent who I am in Him to others. Want to find out more about what it means to have a personal relationship with God? You can read more about God’s Plan of Redemption or contact the ministry team with any questions