Today I am just gonna focus on one verse, but I encourage you to read the whole chapter it is beautiful, God is so good.
Have you ever had a day where joy was the last thing you were feeling? Well, my sweet sister here is a reason to be filled with joy no matter your circumstances.
God not only sees you as His bride, but wants to clothe you in jewels. Isaiah 61:10 says it like this..
"I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God!
For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation
and draped me in a robe of righteousness.
I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit
or a bride with her jewels." Isaiah 61:10
I love that it says He clothes me in them..I don't have to do it.. Jesus did it for me on the cross, it's kinda like having a clothing assistant to pick out your clothes.. only for your spiritual life. Now, God isn't gonna pick out a pretty dress or cute pair of shoes for you, (as fun as that would be) it is even better then that.. He clothes us in salvation and righteousness. He has done the work we just have to respond to it.. it sheds such an awesome light on these verses...
"Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience... Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony."- Colossians 3:12,14
It is not a whole list of things that we are to do, as much as it is a response to His love and wonderful jewels of salvation, and righteousness that He has showered upon us!
What will you choose to adorn yourself with today? The verse is clear that it is our choice, will you choose humility, mercy, kindness, gentleness and patience? Remember that it is a response to what Jesus has done for us, these are not things we can accomplish on our own and thankfully we don't have to.
and he makes my way perfect.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
enabling me to stand on mountain heights.