The seasons are changing and for women particularly our thoughts go to what we are going to wear this season. Gone will be the jackets and sweaters; gone will be the leggings and slacks. Warmer weather necessitates clothes more suitable for the season. Some of us look at it with a sigh knowing that we will no longer be able to hide our flaws. 

What makes us think that just because we hide our flaws with jacket and sweaters and slacks that they are not there? Sadly, this is often true of our inner man as well. We feel as if we can mask over the areas that need our attention by overdoing activities, or mastering a dual personality. 

When we go to the scriptures and see the kind of woman that God wants us to be, we find just what kind of clothing God wants us to wear:

Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure;
And she smiles at the future [knowing that she and her family are prepared]. Proverbs 31;25 (AMP)

Rather than seeking the latest fashion, the Proverb 31 woman starts out with an attire that is timeless;: strength and dignity. In mastering these skills she becomes rooted and grounded, "strong and secure". By always wearing these attributes she can smile at the future, for she knows that her and her family are prepared for whatever is to come.

When we take on God as our strength, it is amazing what other things we are capable of doing. When we daily feed upon HIs Word, there is no question as to whether we will be able to meet and contend with our world.

Maria