Sunday, November 27, 2016

DRESSEMBER

DRESSEMBER IS A COLLABORATIVE MOVEMENT LEVERAGING FASHION AND CREATIVITY TO RESTORE DIGNITY TO ALL WOMEN. DRESSEMBER USES FASHION TO ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN WHO'VE BEEN EXPLOITED. AS WOMEN TAKE ON THE CREATIVE CHALLENGE OF WEARING A DRESS FOR THE 31 DAYS OF DECEMBER, THEY ARE ADVOCATING FOR THE INHERENT DIGNITY OF ALL WOMEN. THE DRESSEMBER FOUNDATION EXISTS TO INSPIRE AND EMPOWER A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED WOMEN WHO ARE LOCKING ARMS TO FACE ONE OF THE GREATEST INJUSTICES OF OUR TIME.THE HEART OF DRESSEMBER IS FREEDOM-- THAT EVERY WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO LIVE A VIBRANT AND AUTONOMOUS LIFE.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Set apart, yet Undivided

“One of the greatest hindrances to internal peace the Christian encounters is the common habit of dividing our lives into two areas— the sacred and the secular.” - A.W. Tozer

This has been one of the most convicting topics I’ve encountered recently. A divided life. As I read this statement, I began seeking the truth behind it, reflecting on my life, and searching for understanding in a practical way. I have heard it taught in church before, most commonly out of the encouragement throughout Paul's letters to the churches to “do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31); however; if we’re being totally honest, I was never quite sure what anyone was talking about when they would suggest I could make brushing my teeth a glorifying act to God. So naturally, I accepted it and moved on without aiming to gain understanding. (Psalm 119:144)


But Tozer goes on to note that most of us today are caught in this trap between two worlds. A spiritual world, and a natural world. And as a people we have acquired this ability to compartmentalize different aspects of our lives— to bring them up when appropriate and shut them down as necessary and we, Christians, are no different. The spiritual world for the Christian may consist of praying, and going to church, and singing worship songs, and other activities that provide a “feeling of satisfaction and a firm assurance that these actions are pleasing to God”. In other words, spiritual acts are the scared acts that apart from faith would be meaningless, but because of faith give us access to another world. On the other hand because we are merely human, we all live our lives "subject to the limitations of the flesh”, which is the secular world where eating, sleeping, working, driving, and other such things take place. There is a clear picture of how these worlds are very different; however, I could argue along with Tozer that as we try to live and maintain lives in both kingdoms, our strength is reduced, outlooks confused, and joy taken from us. 

“The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is our perfect example, and he knew no divided life [between the scared and secular worlds]. In the presence of His Father He lived on earth without strain from babyhood to His death on the cross. God accepted the offering of His total life, and made no distinction between act and act.”

When we look at the life of Jesus as he intentionally walked on earth, we can see that he performed no non-sacred act— he is our perfect example of living a unified life. Everything Jesus did glorified His Heavenly Father, everything. I’m just going to pause here for a moment and let that sink in…


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i'm drey. i'm 25. i have two cats; i love to travel, take pictures, walk around antique shops, and eat donuts... and i'm trembling at the feet of my Savior.

Psalm 111:10

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise."

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