Yes, underwear! The beginning of school brings on a lot of difference shopping excursions: school supplies, snacks for lunch boxes, fall clothes and undergarments. My daughter and I were picking some out. I started picking up various pairs that were her size and she started making funny faces. “What’s wrong?”, I asked. “Mommy, I need some stylish underwear.” she said. It’s starts early with girls and we never stop.
Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165 (NIV)
I’m sure you are wondering what underwear has to do with our relationship with God. Well, it reminded me that as Christians we should spend more time on our underwear (our hearts) than we do on our outer wear. We have a tendency to get worked up about what others think of us, what others have that we don’t, how we look, we dress, we talk ~ how we compare. If we spent as much time working on our underwear as we do our outer wear we would be much happier and content Christians.
Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8
The only way to work on our underwear is by spending more time in God’s word and in conversation with Him. No one sees it ~ at least not at first. But as you begin working on your underwear it starts to shine brighter and gets a little more stylish. So much so, that it starts to show through your outer wear. Your indescribable peace, contagious joy, kindness, contentment and love for others will become the most stylish and important in your life.
Go for it! Start redesigning your heart to look a little more like God’s!
May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones. 1 Thessalonians 3:13
On another note:
This week I was a guest blogger for Hope Squires. You can check it out at The Flourishing Tree:
I also had the opportunity to be a guest on Tereciah Smithen-Quintana’s show – Phenomenal Women in Christ. The show airs today (Sept. 18th) and again on Sept. 25th at 6:00pm EST on channel 22 RTN (Raleigh). You may also view the show on channel 99 if you have Uverse (AT&T). http://www.phenomenalwomaninchrist.com