Do you ever lay awake at night wondering what you’re going to wear to your upcoming interview, a friend’s wedding, or that birthday celebration?
Maybe you’re packing your bag for that weekend trip and need to made a list to ensure sure you don’t forget anything. What if I told you that there’s a “must have” list that never goes out of style? You can use it for any occasion. What if I told you that you couldn’t find it at a special boutique or secret online store given only to privileged stylish folks? What if it turns out that what’s put into your heart and in your spirit is more important than what you put on your body? “What are you talking about Bombi?” Allow me to share with you the perfect ensemble. These pieces are classics sure to stand the test of time. I promise you these clothes will never go out of style, never, ever. These “must haves” are yours to wear every single day. The following essentials come from the Apostle Paul (Ephesians 6:10-18).
This particular outfit is the Armor of God that includes:
*Belt of truth buckled around your waist
*Breastplate of righteousness in place
*Your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace
*Shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one
*Helmet of salvation
*The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Sounds a little hardcore eh? Well, this life is hardcore and can tear you to pieces, you need to make sure you have the right gear to protect you and ensure you will overcome. Do I have your attention? Great, there’s more! Paul gives another “what to wear” list specifically made for God’s own people (Colossians 3:12-14).
This list includes the following wearable virtues:
*And over all these virtues put on Love, which binds them all together in perfect unity
Did you read that? Above them all, put on love. Is this not what the world sings about, cries about, prays about, and begs for? This is something we as believers have and can cover ourselves, and those around us, with. How beautiful! Finally I will leave you with one of my all time favorite ensembles. This one has caught my eye ever since I was a little girl and first read about it. This outfit comes from the Proverbs 31 Woman. What does this special woman wear? Why this lady is clothed with nothing other than strength and dignity (Proverbs 31:25), talk about class! What a beautiful ensemble to wear, I know I desire these clothes!
Sisters, I speak to you directly. I know it’s hard sometimes to feel like you’re the only one around you who thinks twice about the length of your skirt or the tightness of your pants. I want to say “bravo” to you for your desire to keep it classy. But even more importantly is what’s on the inside of you. I pray you remember that you are God’s beloved. He has His covering over you. You are a beautiful child loved by the most amazing Father who has the most beautiful things for you to wear. So I say wear these virtues, put on the full armor of God, and He will clothe you with His strength and His dignity.