There is a certain glory we give to God when we take the time to coordinate ourselves to stand in His presence. They are the ones who seem comfortable in their own skin, because they’ve dedicated every square inch of it to Christ. A matching outfit or ironed shirt isn’t required to enter the presence of God. Scuffed shoes and an unshaven face are equally loved by God.
It’s not about being loved more or feeling worthy. We know we are loved and we know He calls us worthy; In fact, He calls us friends. Dressing to impress Jesus doesn’t “impress” Him, but it’s an OK way to give Him glory. He deserves our praise …our best effort. Coming from the self-proclaimed favorite himself, John reminds,
“I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15).
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Meg Bucher writes about everyday life within the love of Christ on her blog, http://sunnyand80.org. “Mom” is the most important calling on her life, next to encouraging others to seek Him first … authentically. A writer, dance mom, substitute teacher, youth worship leader/teacher and Bible Study leader, she can often be found having some kind of an adventure in the small little lake town where she resides with her husband of ten years, two daughters, and their Golden-doodle.