And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
(Ephesians 6:15, NIV)
For as long as I can remember, red has always been my favorite color. I enjoyed red in my wardrobe, red on my walls, red on my vehicle, red in my cookware, writing instruments, and stationary. To me, the color red always seemed to announce that it had just walked into the room – especially on the feet of a confident no nonsense woman in a pair of 3” high stilettos. Demure.
But as I matured and grew in my relationship with God my perception of the color red changed. As opposed to viewing the color red solely as a palette by which to decorate my personal items, I perceived the color red through the lens of the price of salvation, the blood of Jesus that was shed for us. Sacrifice.
And so as I committed my life to walking with the Lord I made it my goal to put on the whole armor of God in an attempt to counter the attacks of the enemy. Subsequently, part of my armor became my red shoes. “Fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace,” (Ephesians 6:15, NIV) I made it my mission to be ready at all times to share God’s peace wherever my feet would go. Whether it was through my actions, my words, my writings, or my interactions with others, I always sought to reflect the tangible love of God, just as tangible and as obvious as my red shoes. And so it is in this context – the concrete and tangible love of God – that I start this blog. Real.
“The Girl in the Red Shoes” therefore, is dedicated to the women who have committed to walking the walk of purity as they wait for their mate, as well as those who may be considering said lifestyle. It is my hope, my prayer actually, that we will go on this journey together in an effort to encourage, strengthen, edify, and celebrate each other as we do more than talk the talk. Let’s walk the walk, together. Gracefully.
Know that I love you all.
So that none should perish,
Danielle, The Girl in the Red Shoes