|Would you walk around like this?|
Sunday, 27 May 2012
My Little White Dress
Do you know how when you wear white you are always conscious of where you sit, who comes near you or what you eat and how. I am not a fan of white to be honest cos I am a self-fulfilling prophecy when it comes to wearing that colour. Since I always think it will get stained. It does. Almost as soon as I step out of the house. As far as I see it, it is just plain hard keeping whites white (especially if you use brown face powder). They are stain magnets! One must be perpetually on guard!!!
I know this. You know this. So why on earth are we so thrown off when we face the same issues in the spiritual? Our righteousness in Christ is our little white dress or shirt (for the guys). And just as lipstick, brown powder, palm oil, ink, engine oil and every other enemy of white is lusting after your white apparel so is the enemy dying to put a nice smear of evil on the robe of righteousness God has bought for you. Maybe it's just me but it seems that I am more aggressive when it comes to keeping my little man-made fabric dress white than I am when it has to do with my divine blood-bought robe of right-standing. How come?
Foolishness, that's how come. Or perhaps consistent memory loss cos it seems we consistently forget that we are more spirit beings and so focus a crazy amount of our time on things in the here and now instead of in the things of eternal value to our spirits. Anyway, whatever the reasons, for those who truly want to please God, something has got to give and give now. Dr. Okey Onuzo was in the house today and you know I love the guy so for me, it was one more birthday present from above. It was something he said that inspired this blog. He said that Christians ought to put on their righteousness in Christ like robes and be ever conscious of having them on so that anytime we see anything or anyone coming towards us with anything that would stain our robes, we would aggressively block it, resist it and/or flee from it! Yes, we must be just as meticulous about this as we are about preventing stains to our natural apparel.
As he spoke a picture formed in my head of all of us sitting down there in church. What if our spiritual little white dresses were visible? How many would be totally stain free? Would yours? Would mine? Thank God this is not possible cos I fear it will not be a pleasant revelation for any of us. But the good news is that we do not have to cringe at the thought. We can choose to really live in the power of God's Spirit like Dr. Onuzo said. We can let this power determine our choices and in the same vein, our behaviors. If we do our 'Jesus-robes' will remain pristine always.
Then people will not have to ask you what you believe. They will take a look at your little snow white dress and know WHO you believe. Now, is that not a fashion style secret we should all buy into? I know I shall.
Cos at the end of the day , when all has been said and done, it is the state of your little white dress that will determine whose Fashion show you will feature in - Mode a la Sheep or Goatsville. God will still love you but the truth is that in God's heaven, stains are so so last season. It is really that simple.
I am just saying.
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