Dress for Success

Recently, I revisited my earliest posts. It was interesting to observe my writing and spiritual growth. I found a portion of my first post to be timeless in content—a long prayer. I share it today because many readers will not have seen it before. It is both fitting and relevant, with few modifications, amidst current political tensions and during the commemoration of Holy Week.

Dress for Success
People in the business world have an expression saying, “Dress for success.” Holy Father, You are the One who provided articles to dress for success. Forgive me for allowing them to lay heaped in a corner like yesterday’s dirty laundry.

Each day I must put on the belt of truth, making Your word priority over the most recent news release or other mental diversions. I need to put on the breastplate of righteousness, acting in a manner pleasing and honorable to You, my Lord. I need the gospel of peace on my feet to do Your bidding. When I hear Your promptings, let there be no lack of confidence or confusion, but rather an immediate response of, “Yes Lord!” with joy and gladness to serve YOU.

Let me never forget my shield of faith or lay it aside as something unnecessary. You provided this important piece to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Thank You for that power and protection. The helmet of salvation will protect my mind—thank You. The sword of the Spirit, Your word, is the required weapon I am to use. I must use it to defend and slay whatever evil comes my way on this day.

The Government on HIS Shoulders
Father, thank You for always looking out for me and all humanity. What comfort You brought in the reminder that the government is on Your shoulders. Thank You for the peace You give. Thank You for Your goodness and Your plan.

Forgive me for the times I allow anxiety or fear to stick a toe in the door. Forgive me for the way I have become lackadaisical in my thinking. I must remember… I am NEVER alone because You are with me at all times and in all places. You, the King of Kings are with me when I rise in the morning, while doing daily tasks, while eating my meals, and all other points between.

Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, I resolve to do better. I am going to get up and dress for my King. I must first discard my apathetic attitude it has allowed me to become careless and neglectful of the gift You have given me. You created me; You love and cherish me; therefore, I should honor Your presence and prepare myself for You each day.

Start Fresh
It is time, this is the day to start fresh. I will leave yesterday’s sins behind under the grace of Jesus’ cleansing blood. Prepare me to be an instrument in Your hands. Use me to do Your will in sharing the gospel, in spreading life, hope, and encouragement. May You get all the glory and Your name be praised. Hallelujah and amen!

Author Bio
I am a follower of Jesus Christ, grandmother, great-grandmother, foster care parent, and trauma survivor. I enjoy sipping tea, writing devotionals, prayers, short stories, and unburdening my heart to the Lord. Check the About page if you want to read more of my story.

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Sharing bits of memoir in the format of devotionals, prayers, short stories, and occasionally a poem.

12 thoughts on “Dress for Success

  1. A special amen to this line from your poignant and timeless poem: “Each day I must put on the belt of truth, making Your word priority over the most recent news release or other mental diversions.”
    This prayerful act alone can save each of us so much stress.
    Thank you for the reminder.
    Wendy Mac

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