Many times, over the years of receiving invitations to attend a variety of events, the question has come up ‘what is the dress requirements?’ Or ‘how are we expected to dress?’
I’ve even had friends ask me personally, ‘what are you planning on wearing?’
And this is all well and good.
We certainly dont want to be out of order or draw unnecessary attention to ourselves-especially negative attention.
And let’s face it- most of us just want to fit in.
If we are going to a child’s soccer game, we ladies wouldn’t wear a fancy dress with heels, nor would men show up in suits and ties.
No- more likely, we’d wear shorts and a t-shirt, flip flops or tennis shoes…
But- changing the scenario, if we are invited to a wedding, we wouldn’t show up wearing shorts and t-shirts, flip flops or tennis shoes!
Instead, we ladies would absolutely wear a nice dress with heels, and men would wear suits and ties!
Knowing what to wear matters.
There are all appropriate ways of how we should dress in the natural… but God has a more profound dress code for us as believers…
He’s showing us the expected SPIRITUAL dress code in scriptures…
And it requires a whole new lifestyle wardrobe change.
God has filled up our spiritual closet with a clothing style that is timeless…
God’s fashion choice of clothing will never go out of style!
Choose from the wardrobe God has given you:
Compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.
Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense…
And regardless of what else you put on, wear love.
It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
“So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.”
Colossians 3:12-14 MSG