Nearly seven years ago, I had an online business called String of Pearls. It was a couture design company that catered to the needs of the mini-princess. We designed and manufactured formalwear for girls between the ages of two and twelve. One time I remember designing a dress for a beautiful little girl. She was quiet and rather shy. When we started the design process, I could tell she really wasn’t interested in wearing a puffy princess dress. She would have much rather stayed in her comfy T-shirt and shorts. On the final fitting, though, there was a transformation. She took the gown to the bathroom to put it on so I could double-check the fit. When she emerged, she was just radiant, holding her head high. She was transformed. Then she started twirling. Right there in the fitting room, she twirled and twirled. It was precious, tender, magnificent, and captivating all at the same time. Her mom and I watched her take on the confidence of a princess just by putting on a formal gown. Being clothed in the right garment, with the right accessories, and abandoning our inhibitions will result in twirling transformation. I know it sounds so simple, but it really is. Remember, childlike abandonment and trust produce the humility and freedom required to receive the fullness of a gloriously beautiful life.By delighting yourself in the love of the King, He will start to bring you in to a revelation, an understanding, of what His desires are for your real life and circumstances. Your Truth tale will start to become a reality, and the fulfillment of your life when you lay it all down.“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart!” {Psalm 37:4}. It will begin to take form in your life as you are willing to be transformed by a new designer gown of righteousness. By cultivating and laying down the areas that prevent us from full fellowship with the King – like sin, strongholds, addictions, guilt, and shame – we are clothed with a new nature, a new beauty, and a glorious new pearl necklace.“For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness…as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” {Isaiah 61:10}

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