Isaiah 61:1-3 New International Version (NIV)
The Year of the Lord’s Favor
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion--
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
A GARMENT OF PRAISE ~
Putting a garment of praise is a choice. Seeing all the things God has already done and being faithful right back to him. Think about it, if you put something on to wear, it becomes intentional. If you put on a garment of praise, then it become intentional. Choices day after day and each one makes a difference. Choose to praise the Lord and watch how things will change.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.