What does your accessories say about you?
When I see a man giving a speech, or an anchor newsmen giving news, the first thing I do is check out his watch. Not the right watch, not sure what to think. Just my opinion. Now a tie is a must for me and it needs to somewhat match his suit of clothing. Whatever color or style he likes for his personality, career or taste is fine with me. But, a watch for a man speaks! It says time is important and how I ‘use my time’ will be valuable to you the listener.
A womans accessories covers all kinds of things from handbags, jewelry, hat, gloves. It should showcase her inner being or some might say it is a fake, or poor taste. Accessories for both men and women also include your smile, generosity of heart. Have you ever seen the music man, Bono, touring Africa and loving with great love and financial help, providing meds for the poor and HIV positive children and women.When you see Bono and listen to him you see ‘a heart’ that is bigger than the man or his song. He always seems to be wearing a big pair of sunglasses.” Bono says, [I have] very sensitive eyes to light. If somebody takes my photograph, I will see the flash for the rest of the day. My right eye swells up. I’ve a blockage there, so that my eyes go red a lot. So it’s part vanity, it’s part privacy and part sensitivity.” I saw him shaking hands with heads of state and wearing sunglasses. He knows how to accessorize.
(photo by Jonathan Mar)
“Bono has become one of the world’s best-known philanthropic performers. He has been dubbed, “the face of fusion philanthropy”,both for his success enlisting powerful allies from a diverse spectrum of leaders in government, religious institutions, philanthropic organizations, popular media, and the business world, as well as for spearheading new organizational networks binding global humanitarian relief with geopolitical activism and corporate commercial enterprise.” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
As Christians, we are able to shop from an upscale department store and choose some of the finest garments and accessories that eyes could behold. Come along with me and enjoy some shopping. Shopping just happens to be one of my most favorite hobbies.
Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. (Isaiah 61:3) “and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. “
Proverbs 25:12: ‘To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.”
Isaiah 49:18: “Look around you and see,
for all your children will come back to you.
As surely as I live,” says the Lord,
“they will be like jewels or bridal ornaments for you to display.”
Let’s not forget the watch. A TIME for every purpose under heaven, a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, a time to heal. Take a look at the time on a Man’s Watch. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)
Let’s spring into spring fashion and accessorize. The winds of the Holy Spirit are blowing and properly dressed worshippers are arising. Deep and beautiful levels of partnerships with Jesus, and His partners are appearing in window displays. A new generation is clothed with a ‘holy dressed’ devotion for God’s Word. A rush Of Angel wings are all around releasing anointings, spiritual gifts, a knowing of promises, creative ideas for communication and fellowships. The church is experiencing great favor from the Creator of design.
Are you properly dressed? What does your accessories say about you? Are you adorned with godliness, with good works. (I Tim 2:10) Are men’s hands showing holy hands without wrath and doubting. (I Tim 2:8)
Dear Ones, are we adorned, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband? (Rev. 21:2) Jesus longs for all of His promises to become “Yes” and “Amen” for your family, your friends and the world around you as you reap a precious harvest of souls. I have hopes of all of you joining me for a retreat on “The Four Bees” finding your spiritual gifts. And, then using your gifts for the great harvest that is now being ushered into a ‘fragrant bouquet’ of extremely radical colors and designs to accessorize His Body.