Detox Your Wardrobe

Now here's a touchy subject for many women - clothing. We all fit into one of three categories when it comes to how we dress:

1. It's the most important decision of the day.
2. It's the most fun decision of the day.
3. It's the least important decision of the day.

What we wear sends very specific messages about who we are as Christian women. Scripture is very clear about the choices we make in stocking our wardrobe.

The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, nether shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are an abomination unto the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 22:5


This becomes a touchy subject for some women because they don't want to give up their jeans and pants suits. They'll tell you that the Old Testament is outdated and we live under grace now. That means the law isn't necessary or applicable anymore, but God's Word is timeless, just as He is.

As you look through your closet, are there articles of clothing that seem to cross these lines? Some of us wear skirts all the time because the Scripture has convicted us that way. Perhaps you don't, but have wondered about this choice. Pray that the Lord will speak to your heart about those clothing choices.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

After I began learning God's callings for women, I decided that I wanted my outsides to match what He had done for me on the inside. When I got saved I became a new creature, one that has the Holy Spirit living inside it. That kind of temple, as the Scripture says, means dressing right and well. If simply dressing appropriately is honoring unto the Lord, then I am willing to make that effort for my God.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18

I take care to dress in a way that separates me from the world, so that you can truly tell a difference between me and a lost person who doesn't have Christ living in them yet. I also want to make sure that what I wear won't create lust in a man who isn't my husband. Did you realize there were so many effects of the clothes you put on your body?

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 1 Peter 3:3-4

Christian women can dress in a way that is comfortable and easy to work in, but in the end we are to be honoring unto God in all we do, say, eat and wear. Make sure that your clothing choices reflect the Christ residing in your heart. If that means sorting out clothes that are too small, don't fit or aren't appropriate for other people to see, then pray about making good, informed decisions.

Comments

  1. Amen...excellent!

    When I was a new born again Christian a woman shared her testimony with me of this importance. She also made a statement that stuck with me.

    It's more of a TESTIMONY than you realize.

    I indeed found that true.

    God bless
    HOPE

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  2. In this day and time people notice a LADY because she is so different from the rest of the world. Whether we get to vocally share our testimony or not, we are being noticed for how we dress, talk and act. It's a serious thought and something to be aware of.

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  3. Excellent! Thanks for taking the time to post this.

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