Dress for the Weather


“Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name,for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things,things planned long ago. You have made the city a heap of rubble, the fortified town a ruin, the foreigners’ stronghold a city no more; it will never be rebuilt. Therefore strong peoples will honor you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you.  You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall and like the heat of the desert. You silence the uproar of foreigners; as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless is stilled.”

— Isaiah 25:1-5


On yesterday I had a few hurdles to overcome, followed by a few upsetting moments, but through it all I went to bed praising the Father and I woke up praising Him. And, if my today just so happens to mirror my yesterday; I made up my mind that I will praise Him in advance. Through my good times and my bad times; through sickness and good health His praise shall forever be in my mouth.

The truth is without the rain there would be no need for seed time and harvest. So I have decided that I will always be dressed for the rain, and my attire/attitude of praise will never be contingent upon my storm. So if you see me with only an umbrella (just given Him praise) or with an umbrella, raincoat, and boots (given Him crazy praise); never mind me I’m just dancing in the rain because I’m expecting my harvest. And, if this is not your current mindset about your situation I ask that you join me in my dressing room of prayer; so that the Father can allow His Holy Spirit to change your attire/attitude of praise. Come now and join me in the sanctuary.


Heavenly Father, we come to You asking that You would first forgive us of all of our sins, those that we are acknowledgeable as well as, those that we know not of. I prayer that You will give us a makeover with Your spiritual garments that are unchangeable, and suitable for all weather so that we are always able to dance while we weather the storms. Father, we come asking for a change in Your Son Jesus Name, Amen.

 Contributed by: Sharessa Bass

Sharessa currently works for Wells Fargo Bank and is the CEO of The Real Me Foundation. She is a devoted mother of 5, originally from Whiteville NC and is one of 7 siblings. She is a faithful covenant member of The Sanctuary, and is passionate about sharing her faith in a very real way.  If this devotional has fed your soul, please share with your friends and family. Click the social share button or leave a comment in the box below for Sharessa. 

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