Saturday, January 15, 2011

What to wear, what to wear?

This is s question I ask every time I get ready..."what to wear, what to wear?" As I have been seeking God and asking Him if there is any area in my life that needs surrending.  I was immediately convicted. He had shown me that I haven't been seeking Him in this area in my life. I had not surrendered it to Him.
I recently read this quote and it was perfect for what God was showing me this week.

John MacArthur says this,

"How does a woman discern the sometimes fine line between proper dress and dressing to be the center of attention? The answer starts in the intent of the heart. A woman should examine her motives and goals for the way she dresses. Is her intent to show the grace and beauty of womanhood? Is it to reveal a humble heart devoted to worshipping God? Or is it to call attention to herself and flaunt her beauty? Or worse, to attempt to lure men sexually? A woman who focuses on worshipping God will consider careful how she is dressed, because her heart will dictate her wardrobe and appearance."

1 Timothy 2:9-10 (Amplified Bible):

9Also [I desire] that women should adorn themselves modestly and appropriately and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with [elaborate] hair arrangement or gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 10 But by doing good deeds (deeds in themselves good and for the good and advantage of those contacted by them), as befits women who profess reverential fear for and devotion to God.

I had asked God is what I wear pleasing to you? Does it stumble others? What am I allowing myself to be influenced by {clothing stores, other people, fashion trends}?  How am I representing the God I claim to love and live for?   Do I know the details of how God wants us to live as well as I know the details of what is in fashion? Am I seeking to become conformed to the image of Christ as much as (or more) than the image that our ever changing society throws in front of our faces?

And I have to confess there are many times that I've let this get in the way of my walk......I failed. We all fall short of the Glory of God. Romans 3:23 (Amplified Bible) Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory [a]which God bestows and receives.

With that conviction I prayed and repented that God would change me in this area to line up with His. This week while out shopping {where the conviction was more apparent}, I had become more and more convicted of what I am putting on?  After coming out of every store empty handed and dissappointed, it was clear that I knew that God was showing me in such a way that my focus was not on Him while shopping but on selfish things.  My heart began to focus more on what was pleasing to Him and not myself. He was changing me.  I need more of Christ in my life and less on me. I came across the quote from John MacArthur, up above, that was soo encouraging and helped put into perspective on my focus and where it needs to be. More on Gods word and what He has in it for me. I need to daily put on His appearal He has for me, His word and everything else will follow.

God that I may adorn my self with you, your agape love, would you line my heart and mind with yours. Thank you for your convictions, God I want to be pleasing in your sight. God forgive me if I've ever stumbled anyone is this area, and for my heart for seeking to please self and not you. Forgive me for the intent of my heart and my focus. Lord help me to consider carefully how I am to dress that it would be pleasing unto you, Lord change my heart continually. Help me to continue to examine my heart and if there is any wicked way in it, would you replace that with Your ways. God I want to be a woman who worships You and You only. God I pray if there is anyone else that is struggling in this area that you would encourage them, and align their hearts with Yours. In Jesus Name I pray Amen!!

Seek the Lord continually,

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