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Dressing Intentionally: A Daughter of the King.

Dressing Intentionally

Here is a beautiful verse in the book of Psalms.  Perhaps one of my favorites in the entire Bible.  Even more so since I have spent some time learning what it truly means.

These verses are talking about our position as the Bride of Christ.  The clothing refers to our character, the gold shows its costliness.  The only way we can be “all glorious within” is through the saving work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  The only way our character will ever be of “wrought gold” is when we put on the righteousness of Christ.  This is a beautiful passage about the Bride (the Church) one day entering the marriage supper of the Lamb.

So what does that have to do with dressing intentionally?

Dressing intentionally has to do with our heart.  It really is all about our heart attitude.  I’m not talking about whether or not you wear pants, or whether you can wear that shirt and be modest or not.  I’m talking about what our attitude is about the clothes we wear and why we wear them.

Let’s face it, as Christians we ARE Daughters of THE King.  But what are we doing to show others our position in Christ?  Does the way we dress tell others that we respect our position and seek to honour someone other than ourselves?  Oh, you can dress whatever way you want and still love the Lord.  I am not going to argue with you on that one.  But are you seeking to honour the Lord or just love Him?  I want my character to show forth Christ’s righteousness in my life.  I want the world to see that I am a Bride of Christ, a Daughter of the King.  With that position comes great responsibility.  With it, comes sacrifice.

Dressing IntentionallyAnd what better time to talk about sacrifice than at this time of year when we remember the ultimate sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross.  His sacrifice as our Saviour.

Dressing intentionally means I am going to sacrifice my comfort and my desires in order to dress in a way that will honour and glorify the Lord.  My heart attitude will reflect itself on the outside.  Am I willing to let go of my wants?  Am I willing to intentionally dress in a way that I know is going to bring honour and glory to Christ instead of myself?  Am I willing to dress in a way that says I see myself as Christ sees me?  Can I get past my own insecurities to accept the position I’ve been given at salvation?

I hope that as this month progresses I’ll be able to share some ideas on how to dress intentionally as a Daughter of the King.  Let’s take some time to really think about what we are saying with the clothes that we wear.  And believe me, this series is as much for me as it is for you, my readers.

Dressing Intentionally

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Amanda Cunningham

Amanda worked as a full-time school teacher for two years before getting married and having two wonderful kids.She blogs about faith, family, food, and fun.While crafting takes up a lot of her extra time, Amanda also strives to help others through ministry in her church and in the community.Amanda, also known as Mae, works as the church music director and is hoping to start tutoring and teaching music again in the days to come.

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7 thoughts on “Dressing Intentionally: A Daughter of the King.

  1. Great post Amanda! Having daughters of my own now, I think about this much more. I strive to put them in clothing that is age appropriate. I am also pretty picky about things like symbols that are on clothes. I don’t let any of the kids wear things with skulls or demon looking images. Anything questionable is an immediate no. I think teaching our children early to represent Christ in what we do or in this case wear is a wonderful course of action! 🙂 Thanks for encouraging others with this!
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    1. Thanks for your words, Meredith. I agree about the symbols, etc. Skulls seem to be a huge thing in children’s clothing and I do NOT understand that trend. I’m glad my parents taught me the importance of being careful about what we wear and I hope I can encourage other women and my own children in this as well.

  2. I’m interested to read more and see specific examples. I totally am behind the idea of glorifying God, but I also don’t know what that looks like, or how this plays out without making a list of do’s or don’t’s. I’m pregnant, so for me, dressing these days is more about finding any one clean thing that fits. Much less about glorifying anyone than just actually and truly being dressed in clothes, not pajamas. So that’s where I’m at. 🙂
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    1. I totally hear ya, Kirsten. I have an 8mo old and, believe me, when I was pregnant I was so not concerned with how I looked. I barely left the house. I don’t think it is about a list of do’s and don’ts. At least, I don’t live by any list. I hope I can help you with some practical things in the next few weeks, though. Just a few things that I’ve been working through in my own life. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Psalm 45:1 is also one of my favorite verses. It is so encouraging but also challenging to think about how we are to glorify the One who makes us ‘all glorious within’! After all, we owe Him everything! Thank you.
    Just stopping by to say ‘Hello’! What a lovely spring day to worship with the body of Christ!
    Blessings to your family,
    Jacqueline
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    1. Thank you Jacqueline…I always appreciate you stopping by. Yesterday was not as nice as today but I was truly thankful to be worshipping in the house of the Lord.

  4. *This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

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