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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.

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

God empowers us with the Holy Spirit to strengthen us …

DSC_0056 BWso that we can endure the hardships life brings.

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

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God continually cleanses us through His mercy.

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

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

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