What brand are you wearing:
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
Gucci, Armani, Calvin Kline, Kenneth Cole, J. Crew, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren?
We all have our favorites. Branding is our signature: our image, our self-worth, our message. Even the coffee shop we choose to purchase our coffee from says something about the image we want to portray to others.
You do it every day: consistent, inconsistent, truthful or not, reliable, unreliable, victor, a victim, etc.
Do you walk with confidence or have a certain level of charisma? Are you magnetic, polished and presentable? Your communication, is it crisp, clear, and to the point?
Either you brand yourself or others brand you!
Jesus impresses His mark on believers through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is His desire that those who accept Him as Lord will walk like Him, talk like Him, thus, become transformed into His image.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Galatians, chapter six, verse seventeen,- From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. (NKJV)
Paul had once been a slave to sin, but was now a slave of Christ who had purchased him, and was branded with the marks of ownership by a glorious Savior.
Philippians 1:1: Paul and Timothy, bondservants
Titus 1:1: Paul a bondservant
James 1:1: James, a bondservant
Peter 1:1: Simeon Peter, a bondservant
Jude 1: Jude, a bondservant
A true bondservant loves his master more than his freedom.
We are to be more than a servant, but a bondservant, submitted to our Master and Father, out of love instead of obligation, desiring His will over our own personal desires.
That I may Know Him: intimately, deeply, and growing in the mysteries of the Gospel with the understanding of the power of His resurrection, from death into life.Thank you Father.
So I ask, what brand are you wearing today?