When we stop searching for earthly attention and start setting our hearts afire with Him, we will be putting on heavenly garments of praise.
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation. (Psalm 149:4, ESV)
As women, we long to be noticed. To be called beautiful. To be known and loved. Young girls dream of being a flower girl and when given the chance, they wear full pretty gowns with pride, twirling and twirling, relishing in the swoosh against their legs.
Years go by and prom arrives. Here we go again. Yards and yards of fabric give young ladies the magic moment of feeling lovely and feminine. They bask and glow in the ooohhs and aahhhs as they are greeting by their friends. Beauty. Sparkles. Princess moments.
Why do we girls like to dress up and swoosh? I’m not exactly sure. Perhaps we could blame the story books and videos that we grew up with for planting dreams of Cinderella moments - arriving at a ball, a collective gasp escaping from the crowd.
Oh if only we could live our lives out in full dresses and tiaras swishing our way down grocery store aisles. Wouldn’t that be fun? Not practical, I know, but it would be amazing to feel that way every day. Let me tell you a secret, we can and should walk as princesses every day of our lives. We just need to fully come to know our King. He takes pleasure in us and once we can wrap our brains and hearts around that, we will walk differently.
When we stop searching for earthly attention, setting our hearts afire with Him, we will be putting on heavenly garments of praise. How’s that for fabric? We should be swaying with a certain spiritual swoosh!
Zephaniah 3:17 tells us that He delights in us with singing. The Creator of the universe is applauding you. Swoosh!