Yeah. About that…
So, you may be wondering, what in the world does “clothedinwhat” mean? Check out Proverbs 31. This is one of those key chapters in Scripture that every girl needs to feast on. It has some amazing things to say about being a woman in Christ. Now, that doesn’t mean you are limited to those things, nor does it mean that you’re a bad Christian if you lack in a few of those departments. It’s simply words of encouragement and something to strive for. In Proverbs 31:25a NIV, it says, “She is clothed with strength and dignity.” Some may find that confusing. We don’t really understand what that looks like. Um, no, I’m pretty sure I’m clothed in Old Navy and Gap. Solomon, the author of the book of Proverbs in the Bible, is saying a woman in Christ displays strength and dignity so well, she practically WEARS it. Strength and dignity should be flowing from our pores. We should stand firm in our faith, in our woman-ness, and we should have the dignity to go along with it. We are women, hear us roar. Don’t be ashamed, don’t back down, and RESPECT YOURSELF. But the flip side of that is to carry yourself in a manner that is worthy to be respected. A woman wearing strength and dignity proudly stamped on her shirt in profound, bright, big letters will get the respect she deserves. So that is why the address of this blog is clothedinwhat.wordpress.com. (I wanted there to be a question mark, but those aren’t allowed in site’s addresses. Bummer.) Hopefully, through posts to come, we will develop together what exactly that means to be “clothed in what?” in different issues and situations.
Also, check out Proverbs 31:10 NIV. “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” NOBLE CHARACTER. Webster’s Dictionary defines being noble as “of an exalted moral or mental character or excellence.” EXCELLENCE. Isn’t that a beautiful word? Now, we haven’t quite gotten to the whole male/boy/husband/alien topic yet (I fear that will take more than just one text post,) but not only is noble character an important trait of a wife, we must strive for that strait before we even get the title of “wife.” We should be the best we can be as noble and excellent. No one said we had to be perfect, because that is something we will never achieve. But we can become better. We can become a woman of Christ. With Christ, we are worth FAR more that rubies. Our worth is immeasurable and the love Christ has for us is unfathomable. If Christ had to choose between you and rubies, He would choose you every time. (Just pretend wealth is important to God for a second and that analogy will make more sense.) (And while we’re on that note, your future sweetheart, smoking hot, killer personality, Christian husband would choose you over rubies, too. If not, well, refer back to the Christian part of those qualities. But once again, we’ll get there.)
So I guess what I’m trying to say is that I chose the clothed in whaaat? blurb to represent and keep us centered around the goal of Christian womanhood. To display strength and dignity in any situation, and to also remember our worth to be so much more than any price tag can represent. If we strive for that, we are well on our way to being amazing women of Christ through and through.