Our garments have a great impact on how our message is understood. Even if we do not understand the significance of colors and symbols, we all have certain responses to them. I have seen the difference that a simple color change of a garment has had on the understanding of a piece.
We must also take care to make sure that our ministry garments are cared for properly. If we must have them dry-cleaned, then we should do so as soon as possible after the last wearing. This will keep us ready if we are called to dance without prior notice. If they must be washed, a gentle cycle and hang dry will help them to last longer. Whites should stay white, and colors should stay bright.
Finished edges and hems help to keep a neat appearance unless the piece calls for tattered clothing. It is always a good practice to carry small scissors and a small sewing kit in case any repairs or maintenance must be done while we are on location. Just a few small steps will make the difference in the way our ministries are perceived.
1 Samuel 16:7b (NKJV)
"For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”