Clothed in grace
Psalm 91 vs 4 “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
I listened to a young preacher telling a story of how soon after he got married, he took his wife on a hike up into the mountains. As he walked along he soon realized that he had taken the wrong footwear for the journey as his feet began to ache. The pressure of having the wrong apparel started to create so much discomfort in him that the journey became miserable and unbearable.
He should have taken the right footwear for his perilous and taxing outing. As I thought about it I realised that the same can be said about our lives, we encounter so many hardships and carry heavy baggage that we can’t handle, all because we are not clothed in the right type of gear for the journey.
This journey requires that we be fitted and clothed in the grace and mercy of our Lord and Saviour, nothing less than this will equip us for the trek that lies ahead. Our bones will ache, we will get blisters, we will get tired, and we will want to give up, but if we have the anointing then all these things will come and go.
The Lord is saying to us: come into my grace, let me clothe you, protect you, and give you the tonic of life that you require to make this life all the more easier. Like the young pastor, the more you journey wearing the wrong attire, the more the elements of life wear you down and you begin to fail instead of succeeding in your endeavors.
Ask the Lord to clothe you today with the anointing of life that will provide you with all the necessary protection you need, be it on a bright sunny day or a dreary rainy cold one. Let Him be your covering. It all starts with a prayer, pray that He becomes the one. It will change your life and your attitude and make your life easier.
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