Hi everyone, Ashley here! It has been a long minute! I wanted to share a couple of things that are important to me with you all. One of them is clothing/wardrobes/that perfect outfit that you put on that expresses yourself in a way that gives you confidence and gives you a little more pep in your step! I'm sure that is most likely not a shock seeing that I own a clothing store and the reason I went into fashion (haha!). The other also has to do with a wardrobe, but in a different context. The spiritual wardrobe. This morning during my devotional, which I like to call the feeding of my spirit and soul, I read Colossians 3:12. With my passion of clothing myself in styles I love, I felt like it was perfect for me! The Message version, which I typically have switched to NIV, reads like this:
"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."
Wow. That speaks to me in a BIG way. This is what I want my daily #ootd to be. Every morning while standing in my closet, looking through my physical wardrobe (which can take some time, longer than I would like to admit!) I need to first put my spiritual outfit on. It doesn't matter how cute what you cover your flesh with is, if your spiritual clothing is lacking in all the above. Whether you are a believer or not, I feel like this applies to us all.
If you have read this far, thank you...because I am not the best typer! 😂 If only I had cared more in that high school class!
So, let’s make fashion about more than just the latest trends, and make it about compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline, forgiveness, and love. Because at the end of the day and the end of our lives, how we dress on the outside doesn’t even come close to what we choose to cover ourselves with on the inside.