Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
This scripture has been misinterpreted for years. People feel that women aren’t supposed to make a big fuss over what they wear but I found in my study that Peter was not saying that women are not to be beautiful or that putting on beautiful or expensive jewelry and apparel is wrong. Instead he is saying that we are God’s creation, made on purpose for his purpose. Every feature of our being is designed to bring him glory and to attract unbelievers to him and that our beauty is built in. The women of that day, much like some of us today, prostitute God’s beauty; either taking the glory of God’s precious gift of beauty meant to honor him for our own vanity or using it to attract man to ourselves. If we say that we are women of God, that it is his spirit that lives within our hearts then we should not look to fashion to define our beauty but rather be defined by the anointing that we profess. Take pride in the spirit of God so that we feel empowered, and men will be attracted to that.
A woman of God; a woman of Style and Spirit, has “…put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of [her] creator” –Colossians 3:10. She has a renewed mind, thinking on things that are of good report, is always neat, always appropriately dressed for the occasion and always drawing attention to the spirit of God – glorifying him in her appearance with wisdom. As Peter said, beauty does not come from what a woman wears on the outside but from her beautiful spirit which is projected from the inside. Our clothes, jewelry, and accessories are only an extension of our spirit.
But how many women know that it is the glory of God that beautifies us and not fashion? Haneef R. Jordan is an image consultant, stylist and owner of Touch My Closet; a fashion boutique which helps women organize and style your closets as well as yourself -- as it will organize your life. Through her businesses and foundations, Haneef Jordan empowers women to feel amazing as well as style you and teach you how to dress for less. And whether buying something new or cleaning out your closet, the Touch My Closet teachings are based on the idea of "buying/keeping what you LOVE and leaving/donating what you LIKE. It is guaranteed that your experience with TMC will always be filled with honesty, Integrity, laughter and excitement. The TMC styling team is available “in-person" for personal, group or special events.
Touch My Closet -- We empower you to feel amazing as we style you & teach you how to dress for less. For all inquiries/consultations/appointments contact us at (909) 713.4199 or e-mail TMC at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to 'Like' them on Facebook.
Join Haneef R. Jordan & TMC for an evening of Style! at the Style and Spirit Fashion Lounge Monday April 1, 2013 at the Crenshaw Yoga & Dance Studio; 5426 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, California from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.