Lucinda says it all here in her poem, doesn’t she? Before we knew God’s way of living, we all dressed in dingy duds with holes in weird places. We were unaware of anything better until we met Christ. He stood us up, dusted us off, set us straight on the right path. The clothes we wore before weren’t even good enough to give to charity – they had to be burned.
We have a brand new wardrobe, thanks to the mercy and love of the Lord. He teaches us every day about His ways and His will for us. He loves us just the way we are, but He loves us way too much to leave us there. It’s His desire that we grow in our faith and discover all the opportunities He sets before us – and yes, some of those are very scary – but once you give it to God and trust Him for the outcome, it gets less frightening.
Remember when God told Moses to speak to the people and Moses said, “You got to be kidding, Lord – I stutter!” It may be paraphrased – okay – it’s definitely paraphrased heavily… but basically – isn’t that what he was saying? He said there’s no way he could take that on because he was disabled. Can a dyslexic person write a blog? You wouldn’t think so… but God has other ideas sometimes.
Once we burn those old duds and put on the ones God wants us to wear… weird stuff happens – weird in a good way. Miracles happen that you would not believe – except you do believe it because you know how good God really is.
As you take on the attributes that God wants you to have, you don’t look at what is best for you, but what is best for someone else. How can I help? What can I pray for on your behalf? When do you need my help? Who can I tell about Jesus today? Where can I share my faith? The answer to God goes from “I can’t do that” to “With Your help, I can do anything if it’s Your will for my life.” 🙂