I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
– Isaiah 61:10 NIV
How many times have we debated what to wear for an important occasion?
Sometimes I face the same dilemma with writing. Instead of my usual, “What shall I wear today?” I find myself staring blankly at my computer screen. “What shall I write?”
Some days I find myself running laps around the dreaded “writer’s block.” And there is this question: “Should I waste valuable time on writing about that?”
Just like we are careful what we wear, we also want to be careful in what we write. God’s Word instructs us to dress with care inwardly.
So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
– Colossians 3:12-14 MSG
As we clothe ourselves with biblical character traits, we will write with
Because of what Jesus did for us on the cross, we have a purpose and passion for what and why we write. Our writing will bless those around us.
You’ll have to excuse me. I have to decide what I’m going to wear for our grandson’s second birthday party.
by Dixie Phillips, CES Editor, Writing Coach, Award-Winning Children’s Author and Songwriter
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