An Off-White Shirt

“As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16

The closer you get to a holy God the more you realize the things in you that are not holy. It’s like looking at two shirts placed far apart and from a distance they both look white, but the closer you bring those shirts together, you clearly see that one is white and the other is off-white. It is the same with our hearts. You may think your heart is pure and that you are living right until you begin to draw closer and closer to the LORD, who is holy, and find that you are off in so many areas. God brings things to our attention not for our shame, but for our spiritual growth and development. He helps us see what’s wrong in our hearts and in our lives so that He can help us fix those areas by His grace and power.

In these times, so many of us are like off white shirts who stand in our own self-righteousness completely unaware that although we look and sound holy, we are not. God wants holiness. He wants a people who look like Him, a people who walk like Him, talk like Him and live like Him. As we draw closer and closer to the LORD, let us be open to seeing our sin and our ways that need to be changed by God’s grace and power. Let us never be content with being an off-white shirt.

Prayer: Yes, LORD. I hear you speaking to me and I receive your Word. As I draw closer to you, I ask that you reveal to me what’s not right in my heart and in my life. Help me change. I don’t want to be like an off-white shirt. I want to be pure and holy. I want to be pleasing in your sight because that’s what you deserve for all you’ve done for me. Help me LORD. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

13 thoughts on “An Off-White Shirt”

  1. Goodmorning my FATHER GOD, Sister Keisha and DOTK Ministrie, Yes my LORD FATHER GOD Help me reveal to me that I may repent of my sins as YOU continue to mold me to be more like YOU that I may walk Pure and Holy righteous in YOUR Sight that I may bring GLORY to YOUR Name and not Shame in JESUS CHRIST HOLY NAME I Pray Amen! I receive in JESUS our LORD AMEN Thank You Sister Keisha DOTK Ministrie ALOHA GOD BLESS You all . Sister Chrissy

    1. Thank u O needed to hear that I am a Minister. I believe GOD for fund to rebuilt my home. My home was destroyed.I am fromHot Springs Arkansas I am living n a rat infested with mold believed Jesus for miracle fund for a debt free Renovate Home. Can we touch n agree. Bless U

  2. This is a most beautiful word, thank you God for inspiring D.O.T.King ministry for such up lifting words I know within my heart that our Lord and Savior Jesus is with you all in this great ministry๐Ÿ™and much๐Ÿ’ž

  3. Amen! This is my prayer every day, I pray that i be clence white as snow that all the scaills be remove from my life that i may live a holy and acceptable life pleasing to him and that i be a holy example to others in obedience to his word amen .Thank you DOTK God bless you.โค

  4. Thanks soo much Dotk. This message reminds me of prophet Jerimiah. When he saw the glory of God, he said he was not worthy. Truly, the closer you get with God the more you realise how unworthy you are. There are times I get to ask myself, how in the world did God choose me. Dearest Lord, I am grateful to you.

    1. Peace & Blessing My Dear Sister K K๐Ÿ’–!!
      Sis…I sometimes ask the SAME question…how was I SOOOO BLESSED TO BE CHOOSEN BY GOD?!!! BUT I’M SOOOOOOOOOOOO THANKFUL HE CHOSE LIL OLE ME!!!๐Ÿ’•
      I๐ŸŽค’m just a nobody..
      Tryna tell everybody..
      About somebody..
      Who can save anybody๐ŸŽต

  5. Thank you for delivery this wonderful. I was speaking early to a coworker about some folks this is confirmation of what I was talking about come closer and closer to God looking like him glory to God and not been like that off white shirt some folks came to be holy but the heart is not right with God. My God this was the devotion for me Lord make me who you want me to be pleasing and your sight Oh because that what you deserve Oh God continue to do your work and me. God Bless My Beautiful Sis Keisha Tripped and Dolk family ministerโคโคโค

  6. Yes ๐ŸŽตChange my heart Oh God, make it ever true, change my heart Oh God, May I be like you. You are the Potter I am the clay, mold me and make me, this is what I pray.๐ŸŽต Thank you my sister for this ever present reminder. Bless you sister Kesha and all my DOTK sisters and Lord please let our hearts be ever before you to change what you will. I love you Lord ๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Peace & Blessings My Dearest Sister Lynne๐Ÿ’–!!
      Yessssss He IS the Potter & WE are the clay!!! You better singggg!!!!
      What a Blessing to be a Blessing!!!๐Ÿ’•

  7. The Truth is what sets us free. So thankful for this confirming message been praying about this lately. Lord make me over.

  8. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!
    Oh Lord..I Thank You For YOUR WORD!! I HEAR YOU LORD!!
    ๐ŸŽคI wanna walk like You..
    I wanna talk like You..
    I know sometimes..
    I fall a little short of Your Word…
    But that’s when I come running & crying..
    Lord, Please make me over again..
    Lord, Please give me another chance๐ŸŽต
    Lord, I THANK YOU for Your Grace & Mercy..Lord THANK YOU for helping me to “get it right” because I WANT to be right..I WANT to be whole..I WANT to be pure..I WANT to be that WHITE SHIRT!! I WANT TO STAND BEFORE YOU & HEAR YOU SAY..”JOB WELL DONE, MY GOOD & FAITHFUL SERVANT”..THANK YOU JESUS!!!..๐ŸŽตI Love The Lord, He Heard My Cry๐ŸŽต
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry & My DOTK Sisters/Family๐Ÿ’–!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy๐Ÿ’•

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