WIP Wednesday – 7/29/20

I like to process what I read when I study the Bible several different ways when I have time to really dig in. I try to read a commentary to see new angles, I take notes, and then I write and draw something that expresses what I learned and need to apply.

Today’s WIP is my doodle-notes page from Colossians 3. The text of what I wrote is below the picture.

I stand here every day in front of this closet and consider all the things I have to wear. I examine the clothes and think about how they will fit my mood or my activity or the way my body feels today. But really, I make a choice every day about what I put on and what I take off and what never even makes it to my closet for consideration in the first place. I must choose mercy and love and humility and kindness.

I must take off anger and greed and envy like dirty clothes and leave them in the heap of things that no longer suit this new creation of Christ, bathed anew in morning mercies.

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 together in perfect harmony.

Colossians 3:12, 14

2 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday – 7/29/20

  1. Oh the unfathomable closet! I do do the same every morning, and usually choose a t-shirt and sweats or shorts. I no longer am bound to the uncomfortable, high dollar banking clothes. In fact, I gave them all away in hopes of helping some young lady get a job, keep a job, or just feel good in how they look. To me that was the best thing that could happen, to help someone out and put a smile on their face.

    Oh how I love you Anne. You are always the first one to lend a hand, or words of encouragement. You are the one teaching us lessons. I’m all about clothing myself as the Lord guides us. But does that mean I have to get rid of all my tie dyes??

    I love this outlet of yours, I love the words you speak and the message you send. God bless you Anne, and your family❤️🙏

    1. If we have to get rid of tie dyes, I’m out. Ha! They are clearly joy in the shape of clothing, so I think our tie dyes are safe. Love you, too, sweet Sam!

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