The Latest Styles
I’ve been shopping recently. Roaming the aisles of all my favorite stores I realized that I might be crossing over into the you’re-too-old-for-that era of my life. True, I love many of the cute fashions that are in style today, but really at my age (not that old), with two kids, stretch marks and a few not so subtle pounds too many, I just don’t see how I could pull off some of those outfits.
I tried on several stylish outfits, but they looked better on the plastic mannequin than they did me. Short dresses, leggings, strappy shirts, ripped jeans and stilt-like high heels just aren’t for me. I tried pairing them differently, thinking maybe with a jacket or sweater or with the right accessory they would look more age appropriate. I was wrong. Some things just weren’t made for my body.
God’s Word has fashion tips good for all body types. He tells us to put on things like, love, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness, patience and other good-looking accessories. They are like the perfect black dress, with the perfect shoes and jewelry. They fit perfect every time. In a world with plenty of other choices—hatred, bitterness, gossip, cheating, lying, laziness and more – I need to be shopping for the right outfit. It’s easy to get suckered into trying on the wrong thing for your glorified body, but beware. Just because the price tag looks good, it’s no bargain. Putting on the things that Christ Himself wore will ensure that I am ready to face the spiritual fashion police who are always ready to give advice or opinionated comments. I’m safe as long as I am adorned in the great robes of righteousness Christ has given me.
So, while I might not be able to wear all the latest fashions or fit the size 2 mold, with Christ as my Savior, I can always be clothed in His beauty. And really, isn’t that the most important thing?
PRAYER: Father, I want to be clothed in Your righteousness. Help me adorn myself in the fruits of Your spirit. Help me be like You.
“But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation,” 1 Thessalonians 5:8 KJV.
Today’s devotion is by Gina Stinson. Gina is a wife, homeschooling mom and publicist assistant. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, playing with her kids, gardening, decorating, piano and being involved in her community and church. Read more about her at http://journalinggina.blogspot.com