Tuesday, December 30, 2014
"On Fire": Theme Word for 2015: ADORN
"Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes; but let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God."---I Peter 3:3-4(AMP)
Adorn: to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments; to make more pleasing, attractive, impressive, etc.; enhance
So, today's installment is actually going to be shorter than usual. Consider it simply a seed planted.
Although I personally observe Rosh Hashanah as the New Year, I know that this is the time when many people are pondering (Proverbs 4:26) over the past calendar year in preparation for what's to come.
And so, I did some praying...
Remember how last year the word that I was focusing on a lot for the "On Fire" women was "luxuriant"? Well, plain as day, the word that was brought to me for 2015 is "adorn".
How awesome is it that the Word encourages both outward adorning as well as inward adorning? It's wonderful to *make the time to invest in yourself* by adding beauty to your outward self (if you won't make the time to celebrate yourself in this manner, why would you expect a man to do it?!?). It's even more important to devote time, energy and resources into making yourself more pleasing and attractive---first to God.
That's what this year is going to be about. I still have some current "On Fire" giveaways to get off of my to-do list. However, once the plate is clear and I do some praying, I'm pretty sure that you'll be seeing some opportunities to get in on some things that will *enhance* you; if not physically than spiritually.
How...shoot, *fun* is God that he would actually support us in adorning ourselves?
Make the time to do that this coming calendar year, OK?
In the wise words of the L'Oreal ad catchphase...
You're so worth it!