Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Clothes that Cling

I have a couple of pairs of pants. Why is one piece of clothes called a pair? If it's because pants have two legs, why don't we call a shirt a pair of shirts? But I digress. These two pairs of pants are incredible quality -- but they have terrible static cling. In fact, my legs feel like they are being shrink-wrapped when I wear these pants. They almost feel like when you're having your blood pressure checked. So today, I am planning on going to the store to get some anti-static cling spray.

One of my goals for 2006 is to surrender more to the possession of the Holy Spirit. We hear of people claiming to be possessed by evil spirits. Well, I want to be possessed by the Holy One. I am reminded that Scripture describes my baptism as a time when I was "clothed with Christ" (Galatians 3: 26). And this year, I want Him to cling to me like those pants. I want Him to take me captive -- every thought, every action, every word.

I believe that we humans have free will. I am at the point in my life, though, that I wish I could freely choose to surrender everything about myself to God. I would gladly give up my free will to become possessed. I'm talking about like in one of those sci-fi movies where someone is totally taken over by an alien. It's still their body -- but it's totally taken over by another. I want the Lord to do that with me!

Happy New Year!


Jeff said...

The good thing about pants and shirts is that most often, one side matches the other. It doesn't always happen with shoes.

It would be awesome if the spirit of the Lord would overtake us and only let us walk in the light. It wouldn't let us do wrong because we would never think of doing wrong. Our only thoughts would be on the glory of heaven and sharing the good news with others. I wish it would work that way but it certainly hasn't with me. So, I will keep fighting the battle against Satan with you and my brothers and sisters because we know we are going to win.

jenny biz said...

I agree, Dad! I want to be more tightly clothed with Him also.

Beverly Ross said...

You make me giggle! I am reminded of a verse in my favorite chapter -- Ps. 63, about in verse 7 or so where the David writes: 'my soul clings to You'. My heart's desire is to be a tight clinger so as to reveal Him perfectly - just like your pants reveal your legs, honey-pie!