Everyone likes name brands. For some, Levi jeans are great while for others, Wranglers is the style. To some people Apple electronics are the best, while for others Microsoft is the only way to go. Kids have a secret war of gym shoes, from Nikes to New Balance, Avias, etc.
Everyone is hooked on a brand. Funny thing is that many brands that we wear or use come from the same manufacturer. Did you know that there are only 3-4 manufactures that make jeans? Did you know that there are only 4 manufacturers that make furnaces? Yet the name brands are all over the place. The styles, colors, and look may differ, but the quality is virtually the same.
Put Him On...
Romans 13:14 Dr. Paul tells us to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ…” The idea of “putting on” alludes also to the contrary of the ability to “take off.” For Paul to say that we need to “put on” the Lord Jesus Christ, he is also insinuating that we can take him off as well. But how does this happen?
Most people do not get up in the mornings with Jesus in their thoughts. Most of our thoughts are about the dream we had, or the worries and obligations of life. Not until we get to our quiet time of devotions, do we begin to focus on Christ.
If we don’t put on Jesus Christ, which is also putting on the armor of God, then the battles that we normally face will be lost – even though we are on the winning side. Just because we are believers does not mean that we are God-conscious all the time. It does not mean that we are “godly” all the time.
Much like a teenager, whose choice of pants or shirts is those he’s worn for years. He doesn’t care to wear anything else but the onion skin tee-shirt and the worn out “holy” pants.
Because that old clothing makes him feel comfortable and in some cases psychological secured. Besides, the brand is what’s in style. So the child is well known by the clothes he wears – the brand he wears.
If we need to put on the Lord Jesus, then that means that all His attributes come with him as well. So if we are sick, we are to wear healing; if we are worried about the day or about tomorrow, then we need to start wearing the brand of peace, and so on and so forth.
What's your brand?
So let me ask you, what are you wearing? What is your brand? Do people know you by your peace, your love, smile, confidence, faith, or by your worries, fears and constant negative criticism of others?
Let your brand demonstrate the glory of Jesus as you go about Father’s business. Remember, the brand is not the manufacturer; the brand simply represents and reveals the quality of the manufacturer. So your personal brand reveals the quality of your manufacturer. (you can Tweet this)
Let you “brand” so shine, that others may see it on you and glorify the Father which is in heaven. Does that ring a bell?
Make it a great re-Branding Day!
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