Clothed With Humility

A cotton ball ripe for picking

A cotton ball ripe for picking

When one thinks of royal attire, cotton does not generally come to mind.  With royalty, their clothing is usually silk, taffeta or linen; something more luxurious than simple cotton.

It’s a good thing I was not born into nobility, because I have always preferred the comfort of cotton or cotton blends.

Recently, I visited a local cotton patch to photograph it prior to being harvested.  As I looked through the pictures later, I thought of how cotton is typically characterized.  It reminded me of qualities God wants manifested in our lives.

DSC_0099Comfortable
God teaches us to trust in the comfort of His care.

DSC_0056Durable
God empowers us with the Holy Spirit to strengthen us …

DSC_0056 BWso that we can endure the hardships life brings.

DSC_0086Breathable
God fills us with His Spirit so that through us He can breathe life to others.

DSC_0040 BWWashable
God continually cleanses us through His mercy.

DSC_0131Absorb-able
God enables us to absorb Truth by hearing and studying His word.

DSC_0152Reliable
God matures us so that we reliably represent Him, no matter life’s circumstances.

DSC_0184Humble
God graces us with His presence when we clothe ourselves in humility.

Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
1 Peter 5:5

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Sue Nash/2013

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44 thoughts on “Clothed With Humility

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  2. chrisstov

    So that’s what a cotton plant looks like. Looks a bit like cotton wool. Like that first picture, no not the first but the second, with the sun’s rays just shining on the leaves, entitled ‘Comfortable’ underneath.

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    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Thanks, Teri. I wanted to take the pictures right before the cotton was harvested, when the leaves had already been stripped but didn’t time it right. However, I think they turned out pretty with the leaves after all. blessings on your day

      Reply
  3. Becky

    That was really nice! I have never thought of cotton in that regard before, but you did an excellent job in bringing it to “life”! You have been blessed with a wonderful gift, both in words and in photography. I enjoy it very much! Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Reply
    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Becky, you are too kind. I love both photography and writing. Mainly, just love the world God created. BTW, you are equally gifted in both of the areas you mentioned. blessings back and I love how our websites have similar names! :)

      Reply
  4. jennisahagun

    What a wonderful use of the gifting of God in your life….the artistic photos and the artistic words. I love this. Well done! Very well done and very applicable to my life. :)

    Reply
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