Saturday, March 12, 2011

clothe yourself

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.
If you would like a PDF of the file I created or would like me to send you one these creations, please leave a comment with your email address or you can email me.

6 comments:

bms4661 said...

Just adorable...I would love to have this to share at our Church....pls email me at bms4661@aol.com...Our women's group will be doing The Fitting Room over the summer
thanks...God Bless Betty

cyndi said...

me too !!! i teach 3 - 5 year old Bible classes and would love to see your material - my email is - cyndilloyd@hotmail.com - thanks so much !!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to get this to share with our Bible Study Group this summer. If you could email me at dean.lyons@sbcglobal.net. Thanks for sharing and making it available. Love it! Liz Lyons

Anonymous said...

I would love it too....just adorable. My Bible study girls would love this. Pls email pdf to angelaspope@aol.com. Blessings

Edith Pont, M.A., IMF said...

Thanks for such a lovely idea. I actually used your recommendations and came up with one myself to give myself a daily reminder.

Blessings!

Anonymous said...

We are currently studying The Fitting Room in my women's Bible study at church. I would love to make each of the ladies one of these! Please email me at tablock59@yahoo.com God Bless You!