“We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.” 2 Corinthians 5:2-3 Doesn’t that describe the hearts of God’s beloved people so well? We grow weary, and we long to be with God.
When our sights are on heaven and eternity, we will see the world differently. We will live differently. We will talk to those around us differently. We will want to put on the things of God daily as we put on new clothing. Colossians 3:12 says, “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” These are the things we have to put on everyday. They are the characteristics of a new, restored life. When we put on these qualities, we will show the world what a godly, changed life looks like.
What qualities do you need to put on? Take a minute to pray and ponder on the qualities that you need to begin putting on every single day. Do you need to be merciful or kind to those around you? Do you need to clothe yourself with gentleness or patience? Pray everyday that God would help you put these things on everyday so that you may live like Him and show others His love.