Your Spiritual Wardrobe

Forget Nine West. Men who are real keepers want women whose feet 'bring good news.'

BY: Michelle McKinney Hammond

 
Reprinted from "Secrets of an Irresistible Woman: Smart Rules for Capturing His Heart," with permission of Harvest House Publishers.

While you're putting your best face forward with a man, don't ignore your inner wardrobe! The Bible pays a lot of attention to clothing, and how we dress--inside

and

out is important to God.

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What does fear have to do with marring beauty?

I asked myself, and then it hit me. Fear makes you a control freak, which is most unattractive! Do you know when you look most beautiful to a man? When you're not giving him a hard time. When he says, "Let me handle it," and you say, "Okay"--and actually behave as if you trust him to handle it. Well--his heart beats a little faster at the look of complete trust and confidence in him upon your face....

The Bible makes many references to garments of salvation, garments of praise, and robes of righteousness...you see where this is heading! Fear tells you that you have to add another layer of makeup, buy more expensive accessories, and wear tighter, skimpier clothing. Fear whispers that you have to compete with all the other cuties out there, and that you don't measure up.

Because "man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart," it's safe to assume that a godly man--and that is the type of man you really want--is of the same mindset. He might initially be moved by what he sees, but eventually he's going to look past that and begin checking out your spirit (see Samuel 16:7).

So dress it up girl! "What should I wear?" is the first question we ask as we dash off to tell a friend about our hot date. Let me make a few wardrobe suggestions.

Wear the Right Color

First of all, the color red is always stunning. Red is the color of redemption, not to be confused with scarlet or crimson. It's important to wear true red, which is most complimentary to your spiritual complexion. And white undergarments are a must. White is the color of purity. These things should be easy to find because God promises that though our sins be as scarlet he will make us white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool (Isaiah 1:18). So if you're wearing the wrong shade, it's not too late to make an exchange.

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