The purpose of my blog is to refresh women in their hearts, homes and lives. I desire to give encouragement, inspiration and biblical insights in those areas. Why, then, would I post a video last week that included outfits? Let me explain:
- Dressing and putting outfits together is something we all do every single day – it’s a regular part of our lives , so I would like to remind us that putting an outfit together can refresh yourself. What we wear tells others what’s in our hearts before we even open our mouths. They see, they notice, they make judgments. Our clothes are part of our testimony.
- I desire to teach that our outfits can bless or disgrace. So many women just throw clothes on, giving little thought to what it looks like on them. I think it’s because often there’s an attitude of “So What?! I want to be comfortable! I don’t care! Big deal!” That kind of attitude says so much. Scripture tells us to dress modestly. We can do that and also be neat, stylish and looking our best. As I shared little tips about how to keep a top in place, or show how to wear summer clothes that are cool, but still cover, I desire to show that others can be blessed, rather than embarrassed by our attire.
- I desire to remind us that putting outfits together doesn’t have to be a drudgery, neither does it have to be something we make an idol. Buying certain staple pieces and switching them around can give many different outfits. Have fun and add pieces of jewelry or a scarf and make it look completely different! On the other hand, we don’t need to be consumed with clothes and shopping every minute of every day. Give it some forethought and make wise purchases of good items that will last a long time.
- I also want to remind us that we don’t have to spend a fortune to have nice clothes. Bargain shopping, Goodwill stores, and clearance racks can be our friends when it comes to buying what we need for our wardrobe. I’ve seen some Instagram accounts that make me wonder if shopping is all they ever accomplish. We should never make clothes an idol, and there are ways to dress nicely without being consumed with fashion – that is not my goal, nor is it something I want to be known for!
The bottom line is that I want my testimony to be one that would exalt Christ, and my outfits shouldn’t distract from that. I believe it is possible, and it’s with that heart that I posted the video, and would post another one perhaps in the future. My God is El Roi – The God Who sees; He knows my heart. Others only see the outside. My outfits should reflect what’s inside in a gracious, lovely way.
Whether therefore ye eat or drink, do all to the glory of God. I Cor. 10:31
I really desire to be on the alert about my clothes and what they say to others. Therefore, I’m always looking for new ways to do that, and then to pass along to you what I’ve learned. Thank you to so many of you who encouraged me after the video. Thanks for understanding my heart. May the Lord be glorified each day we walk out wearing yet another outfit!