Little Black Dress of Faith
by Cynthia Jennings | July 29, 2020I remember being at one of my college friends’ home and her mom use to always say, “every woman must have a little black dress in her closet.” “You know that one dress you can go to for almost any occasion.” In my head I’m thinking I don’t have one of those. From that day her words forever rang in my mind. (RIH Mrs. O.C.).
As I thought about Mrs. O.C. and her must have little black dress it brought to mind another must have. An essential must have for every woman to possess and wear that we all will look good in. Wisdom! I consider this the little black dress of faith.
Unfortunately, in today’s society it can be tricky to make wise decisions and choices. We’re surrounded by conflicting messages. Messages that oppose the wisdom of God as revealed in scripture. We’re often hit from all sides with opinions, posts, tweets about what people have and want to do as well as about what people think is right or wrong. All with the attempt to sway our thoughts in their direction.
With all that noise going on, we must understand there is a difference between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world. God’s wisdom consists of peace, love, gentleness and a willingness to yield to others. Full of mercy and good deeds.
No matter how many little black dresses we have in our closets there is that “one” that makes you feel absolutely amazing when you put it on. That is what God’s wisdom will do for us. When we walk in His wisdom and make choices based on His wisdom not matter what or how others may think, we will feel absolutely amazing.
God’s wisdom will keep you from venting negative frustrations about another person, instead allow you to be a woman of peace and have a peaceful discussion. God’s wisdom gives you a choice to stand on the faith of His word even when it’s contrary and looks crazy to others.
Where is your little black dress of faith? In the cleaners to remove unwanted dirt? Crumbled on the floor because you lost hope? Or Hanging in your closet ready to wear to show off your fabulousness?
Join me in putting on and keeping in ready condition one of the most essential garments we as women can wear, the little black dress of faith!
PEARLStoPONDER: Allow the little black dress of faith to be a reminder of God’s infinite wisdom.
Proverbs 1:7--The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 4:7--Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
1 Corinthians 1:25--Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
James 1:5-- If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 3:17--But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.