Wednesday, October 22, 2008
WFW: What Are You Wearing?
Being a strong woman in today's world isn't always looked at in a positive light. However, the Bible says that we are supposed to be clothed with strength. That strength is supposed to cover every area of our life -- spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional. Of course, how often do we as women actually take the time to make sure that we are putting on those clothes each day? Some mornings get so hectic I skip eating breakfast. That is not good for my physical body, but when we skip sitting down with Jesus and filling ourselves with Him it is not good for our spiritual body.
My husband has a really busy schedule. There have been moments when I have been jealous of his job and the amount of time it requires. I am proud of him and how hard he works, but I also sometimes just want to say, "Forget the job and just spend time with me!" I know that God feels that way with me. When I get so busy with my supposedly all important schedule, I know God must say, "That is wonderful, but I just want you to spend time with me!"
The Lord says that when we take the time to clothe ourselves with strength and dignity, we can laugh at the days to come. Considering the worrier that I tend to be, that is an appealing thought to me. To know that the joy of the Lord is my strength. For today and for the future.