Monday, 7 October 2013
Greetings to all! I know I have been away for a while, started school again and I have been trying to get back into the swing of things and balance it all, but I am back. Ready to tackle this controversial topic of physical modesty. I want to address the reasons why I dress modestly and what I find to be modest and immodest. This is based on personal opinion and some may not agree, but I just want to get some people thinking………
In the last post I left the question, “As a woman of God, do you dress modestly?” First and foremost I want to answer this question myself. I think that as a woman of God I dress quite modestly, my father and brother will say that sometimes my pants are a bit too tight, but that’s the only complaint I have gotten from men that care about my way of dress. I never have my breast, back, or stomach out for the world to see, or wear shorts that are so short you can see all that God has blessed me with. I dress modestly and try to be a good representation of Christ. When I look at my way of dress and the way today’s women dress, I know that I am dressing right in God’s sight. Some people ask how do you know this? I always know my limits and boundaries in everything that I do in life because of the guidance of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has a way of making me feel like I am naked. Certain clothes make me feel very uncomfortable and this discomfort is always the conviction of the Holy Spirit. I have observed that what I find as immodest as a Christian woman may not be immodest in another Christian woman’s eyes. You must be convicted through the Holy Spirit in the way that you dress and have a reason why you wear what you wear. Usually if you are on the fence about the outfit, you probably shouldn’t wear it. However, Christian women today are conforming to society standards of how we should dress and one can’t tell the difference between a Christian woman and a woman in the world.
Romans 12:2 (KJV) says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” A lot of Christian women are conforming to how the world says we should dress and as the years progress the clothing becomes less and less and it gets harder to find modest clothing. In addition, a lot of Christian women are conforming to the world’s way of dress to get attention from men and compete with other women. In all my years of dressing modestly, I have never shown any type of skin to gain the attention of a man and the men who I have come in contact with (Christian and non- Christian) never had any problem with my way of dress, and I found that they respected me for it. I may have not had every man dropping his jaw at me, but I was always for the most part treated with respect. It is so rear to find a woman that covers herself in today’s society. Nonetheless God says in I Timothy 2:9 (KJV), “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.” So we are called to be modest in a world where it is so rare.
Which brings me to what I believe to be immodest types of clothing that I believe Christian women should not wear. The photos above display two women wearing bikinis. This topic is always a touchy one when it comes to Christian women because some believe that you can wear them and some believe you shouldn’t, we as women of God are at a divide when it comes to clothing as a whole. However, I will give my viewpoints on bikinis and other types of clothing in my next post. I want you to start reevaluating the way you dress as a woman of God and your purpose behind what you wear. I want to leave this question with you all in reference to the photos I have posted above, do you wear a bikini to the beach and if so why? Feel free to leave your thoughts below in the comments box. Until next time, be blessed always!
Love you all,
Daughter of the King!
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12: (KJV)
“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.” 2 Timothy 2:9 (KJV)
Be blessed by “He Knows My Nam” by Israel & New Breed
For the past few weeks I have been receiving prayer requests for certain things and I have been praying but I want us all as believers to join on one accord and pray for these requests.
- Pray for comfort for those who are brokenhearted, grieving or who are feeling the spirit of loneliness. Let’s pray for God to wrap His loving arms around them and let them feel His presence near and allow His peace to just rest upon them. Let them keep their minds stayed on Him because the Bible says that those whose minds are stayed on Him will be kept in perfect peace!
- Pray for healing for those who are sick or who may be awaiting test results, lets pray in the name of Jesus that by His stripes they are healed!
- Pray for God to reveal His purpose and plan He has for our lives and allow Him to guide our footsteps because the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord.
- Pray for the spirit of focus/discipline on whichever season God has us in our lives or whatever task He has given us to do, lets pray that we will continue to be focus and not allow the enemy to distract us because he only wants to kill, steal and destroy, so let’s keep our eyes on the prize!
- Pray for the peace of God to continually rest upon us, it’s a peace that passeth all understanding and with it life is always easier living.
As you pray this week please lift these request up in prayer and let’s continue to pray for one another!
Daughter of The King!
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Tuesday, 27 August 2013
As I sit and look at the picture above and meditate on what God has placed on my heart. It makes me wonder what Christianity has come to. Everyone is a Christian now days. Yet when you look at their actions and the life that they are living, in no way does it reflect Christ. It seems that in today’s society all you have to do is say that you are a Christian and you are one, but you can go on living life the same way as the sinner in the world. You can get drunk, party, sleep around and do pretty much anything but you are a Christian. However, Matthew 7:20 says, “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” So when someone proclaims Christianity I always look at their actions, the way they carry themselves, how they treat people etc. to see if they are truly a follower of Christ.
In the world today how Christians are living there seems to be no standard of holiness. When you talk to people they tend to say you are judging them. Someone once told me that I am an extremely judgmental person. And I realized that a lot of people don’t know what judging truly is. For example, I was talking to a friend and she is in a relationship and says she wants to change her life and turn it over fully to Christ, yet she is still having premarital sex. I told her God is not pleased and then we got into a conversation where she told me I was very judgmental. I am definitely not a person who judges because I know that I don’t want to be judged. For it says in Matthew 7:1, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” However, if you come and talk to me I will tell you what the word of God says in reference to your situation and your circumstance. This is not judging its simply telling you what God’s word says. Judging is forming one’s own opinion or conclusion on a person and when I give advice I always try to make sure that it lines up with the word of God. I don’t know why I am taking this avenue as I write this entry, but I just want to encourage you women of God never be afraid to speak out and proclaim the word of God. When you tell people what the word of God says and if they aren’t following it, you are then told you are judging, but it’s their guilt knowing they are doing wrong in the eyes of the Lord. Just know you are not judging them, but you are proclaiming the truth. Remember that Isaiah 40:8 says, “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
Now back to the matter at hand, a lot of people tend to say that man looks at the outward appearance and God looks at my heart. This is all true, but it does matter how you appear outwardly to man, because you are representing Christ. I Corinthians 3:16 says, “ Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” We know that modesty is both spiritual and physical, now lets get to the physical aspect of it.
I Timothy 2:9 says, “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel.” It seems that modesty today in the Christian community is interpreted in so many ways, but in the posts to come I want to provide clarity on what is modest and what is immodest. When you are saved, and seek the infilling of the Holy Spirit, he will teach you how to dress. I want to leave this question with you to think about. As a woman of God, do you dress modestly?
Love you all,
Daughter of the King!
“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Matthew 7:20 (KJV)
“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1 (KJV)
“ Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
I Corinthians 3:16 (KJV)
“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel.” I Timothy 2:9 (KJV)
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