Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:15 NIV
For some time, this verse has stuck in my head. I don't know why exactly, but maybe God is reminding me that while clothes are important for modesty's sake, it is more critical for me to consider my "spiritual wardrobe" as I prepare for the day. I certainly find it easier to choose between this sweater or that shirt, even on my most indecisive days, than I do to choose compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience in the heat of the moment when my calling as a follower of Christ is put to the test.
Because I love to creatively play with the Word, I'm working on a project for above my closet doors as a visual reminder of this verse (and will reveal it when it is completed). In the meantime, I came up with these for the Sunday School class my husband and I teach - it's to be our Scripture Memory Verse for the week and goes with our lesson on Genesis 3.
Here's how I did it:
- I used line art in Microsoft Publisher to draw the clothes (for the shirts and skirt I based it off of some free clip art I had previously downloaded but couldn't get to work for this project) and then added in the text
- Found some fun paper at Joanne Fabrics and printed the images
- Cut images, punched some holes and strung them through with raffia to create a clothesline effect.