17 He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak. - Isaiah 59:17 ESV
Hello family, Our cloak of zeal is not for us to adorn it with confidence in our self and our achievements. God is the only one who can boast! Why? He can back it up! He is the only reason why we have zeal to put on! There are some that flaunt around like they have accomplished something, but remember “6 We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.” - Isaiah 64:6 ESV. Our zeal does not bring glory to us but to our heavenly father. He alone is continually shaping and drawing us further from our sinful nature (see 2 Corinthians 12:9).
When people see the zeal that God has give us it will draw them in. They will see us standing in the storm. They will see us in victory but still diligently seeking God. If we speak to them with word or action it all should point them to Christ. It should plant a seed within them that the Holy Spirt can come and water at the appropriate time. The zeal that God gives us is not for us but for His Glory.
Much Love & God Bless