Clothing is an integral part of the human life and no matter our position in life, clothing is a basic human need. Jesus talked about clothing the flowers of the field and how He also cares about the clothing of his children. On the same note, the scriptures makes it clear that a heavy and a bleeding heart is akin to us standing naked before God. God loves clothing his children with garments of praise and pouring on them an oil of gladness. God is happy when we are happy and doing well. A downcast spirit and a sullen face is not God’s wish for his children. The joy of the Lord is our strength and this gives me the assurance that every smile and every song that comes my way makes my Heavenly Father glad. Gloom and sadness should not be the lifestyles of God’s children but merry making and being happy should, since we make God happy when we are happy. Where are you walking naked in your life through sadness and a heavy spirit? Why should God’s children walk through life as orphans when their Father has given them a comforter to comfort them? It’s time to throw away any garments of mourning, sadness and self pity. Organize a celebration, make music and give a dance to your father who is ready to clothe you with garments of praise and thanksgiving!
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIV
Last modified: October 30, 2020