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 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.