I love me some bling. Jewelry, bows, headbands, scarves, handbags, any accessories to jazz up my outfit. I’m kind of famous for it. When I was in college I roomed with a sorority girl & all the dorm rooms surrounding mine were full of sorority girls too. They had a lot of formals & my room was always where they would come to “shop” for accessories to borrow. I had organizers full of accessories & I would lay everything out. If one of them needed silver dangly sparkle earrings or a gold bangle or a sequined clutch, I had it. I just feel like getting ready in the morning, I’m not ready to walk out the door without earrings, a necklace, & a great purse. When in doubt, put a bow on it.
What about putting on our armor in the mornings? What we’re wearing on the outside makes absolutely NO difference if we’re not putting on the armor of God inside us. He gives us this whole suit of armor to prepare us for anything we encounter as our day goes by & so we are able to combat Satan as he tries to sneak into our hearts.
Without that armor, we’re vulnerable. Ephesians 6:13-18 says:
“Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” (ESV)
He gives us right there in the Word a whole outfit of His protection to arm ourselves with! Truth, righteousness, readiness, faith, salvation, & the Spirit are all so important to living our day-to-day lives in His image. While getting all dolled up in the morning is really fun & a way to express our personalities; we can’t forget the real accessories that make us strong, empowered, prepared women of the Lord.
Each day, put on the whole armor of God to be the best, most faithful Child of God that you can… and maybe put a bow on it for good measure. ;)
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