FASHIONISTA!

Posted: December 8, 2014 in fizzy faith

This is my feeble first attempt at fashion blogging. It’s been a long time coming. You might say that I’m, pretty much, a fashion expert. I HAVE been wearing clothes most of my life. I did pick up a Vogue magazine once, in a dentists office. (It was 3 years old, but that still counts, right?)

I have my own unique style. Sadly, some people don’t appreciate my sense of fashion. I am a 49 year old man who still dresses like a 5th grader…cargo shorts, a t shirt (usually a Star Wars, superhero or Harley Davidson shirt) and a comfortable pair of vans. Most of the time I look a little wrinkled, but that has more to do with my body than my clothes. I have made some daring fashion statements over the years, I wore a fanny pack the entire summer of 1985. I rocked red parachute pants. I have stylishly worn Hawaiian shirts that look like industrial accidents. I’ve had a perm. I’ve proudly worn clothing that would make Cyndi Lauper blush. I had a mullet during the early nineties. When I couldn’t grow a mullet on the back of my head, I grew one on front of my face…it’s a chullet (chin-mullet).

I can safely say, Nobody will ever stop me on a red carpet and ask “who are you wearing?”, I will never be on a best dressed list.

I’m okay with that!

For me fashion is more about comfort than conformity. I think that is one of the keys to happiness. Find out who you are and just be you.

I don’t get fashion advice from people magazine. I think that is boring.

For fashion I turn to the Bible…

Here’s some advice from a guy named Paul, who was quite the fashionista:

Since you are all set apart by God, made holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a holy way of life: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12

There it is, the ultimate fashion statement.

Our looks should grow out of God’s love.

God loves you and has set you apart. Your “clothing” should reflect that.

Put on the holy.

But, notice the definition of holy here.

It’s all about what we exhibit, rather than what we exit.

We make holiness all about the external…

God says it starts with the internal.

We think it’s all about how we dress and choose to adorn our bodies.

God says it’s all about how we dress and choose to adorn our hearts.

I heard about a lady who was very concerned about covering up her knees.

I don’t know, I’ve seen my knees and I’m pretty sure they aren’t gonna make anybody stumble.

On the other hand, if I clothe myself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, it covers the things that can make me stumble.

It’s preventative fashion. Think of it as a really stylish life jacket.

Holiness has more to do with humility than halter tops.

I need to daily choose to put on the attitudes that matter.

if I do that, I’m truly dressed for success.

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