Sunday, 21 July 2013
Why Is Modesty Important To Me As A Woman of God? (Part I)
As I pondered and asked the Lord, what should be my next topic on the blog. I came across this picture of Megan Good at the 2013 BET Awards, as shown above. I was in total shock because I knew she married a minister and professed to be a Christian. The spirit then gave me the topic of modesty (spiritual and physical). As I researched all of the backlash that she got from her choice of dress, the spirit gave me Romans 12:2 (NIV) which says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
I have noticed that as time goes on woman of God are becoming more and more scantly dressed. Conforming to what society deems as how a woman should dress. In the words of my father, “ women are walking the streets naked.” In today’s society you can’t distinguish a woman of God from a woman of the world (in action and attire). In a conversation with a friend, she said that she needed to find the tightest, shortest dress she could to attend a mutual friend’s wedding. In addition, I went to a gospel function with one of my unsaved friends and you could not tell me I was not in the club, with all of the tight, short short dresses that I saw. At the end of the function my friend told me that she was very disappointed in how the Christian women dressed who hosted the function. She went on to say even she knows that if she goes to church or a Christian function not to dress in that way and that she expected better. I can go on and on with the many experiences that I have had and how disappointed I have been to see women of God dressing so vulgarly. Now a day you cannot even approach your sister in the Lord about her dress because she will say you are judging her. But are you really judging her? Or are you trying to help her?
As my research continued I found that many Christian churches were allowing men to teach women how to dress and focused on how woman should not dress to make Christian men fall into sin. Christian women and feminist were upset with this sort of teaching. There was just so much information that I didn’t know. I then grew to understand that this topic was much more controversial than I thought. All I ever learnt was that God said Christian women should be modest. Modesty is not just in the way you dress but also in your actions. So I asked God if He was sure this was my next topic. But I can only be lead by the spirit of God and if I offend some people I am sorry, but I am only giving you what He gives me. This is going to be a sequel of posts on modesty dealing with the spiritual and physical aspects. But I want to you to ponder on this question, “As a woman of God, when you dress and go out for the world to see, is it representing God and bringing glory and honor to His name?” In answering that question remember that I Corinthians 6: 19-20 (KJV) says, “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” To be continued….
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Daughter of the King
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“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 (NIV)
“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” I Corinthians 6: 19-20 (KJV)