Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Real Woman, By Unknown Sharing with you ladies.

…is glad she’s a woman and rejoices in her femininity, expressing it through her attitude, appearance and bearing. (1 Timothy 2:9-10)

…does not compete with men or chafe at God’s design for male and female, but delights in and understands the importance of her calling to complement man’s role. (1 Timothy 2:11-12, Ephesians 5:22-24)

…values the cultivation of her mind and diligently seeks after wisdom and knowledge. (Proverbs 22:17-21, 2:2-6)

…realizes her imperative need to allow the Holy Spirit to control her emotions and expressions of them. (James 1:19-20)

…does not wallow in self-pity or make a habit of voicing complaints, but radiates cheerfulness and joy. (Proverbs 15:15, Proverbs 17:22)

…appreciates her father’s protection, and respects and submits to his authority. In so doing, she is preparing herself to exercise the Biblical role in her relationship with a possible future husband. (Ephesians 5:33-6:3, 1 Peter 3:1-2)

…is trustworthy and gains the respect of those around her. (Proverbs 31:11)

…restrains herself from listening to, or participating in gossip, but instead speaks with wisdom and discretion. (Proverbs 11:12-13, 22, 20:19, 3:11)

…encourages and builds up those around her instead of criticizing and tearing them down. (1 Thessalonians 5:11, Ephesians 4:29)

…does not have a nagging, contentious or manipulative manner in which she deals with others. (Judges 16:16, Proverbs 21:9, 19, 26:21)

…is not boisterous or loud in her speech or actions but is characterized by a gentle and quiet spirit. (Proverbs 9:13, 1 Peter 3:4)

…portrays chastity, modesty and reverence in her manner, and wears the ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is her true beauty. (1 Peter 3:3-4, Titus 2:4-5)

…is not offended by respect shown her through gentlemanly courtesies (opening doors, etc.) but cultivates the differences between the sexes that make her worthy of this deference. (1 Peter 3:7, Mark 10:6)

…seeks to make God her number one desire and the Lover of her soul, knowing that only He can fully satisfy. (Psalm 73:25, Psalm 63:1)

…uses her years of singleness to seek and serve God without distraction, and is content to leave the details of her future to Him. (Psalm 73:25, Philippians 4:11)

…does not relate to members of the opposite sex in a flirtatious or forward manner, but instead saves all her passion for her future husband. (Thessalonians 4:3-8, Proverbs 6:25, 1 Corinthians 7:1)

…holds her virginity before marriage sacred and will not compromise it for anything. (This one goes for guys too)
(1 Timothy 5:22)

Seperated from the world.

I found this verse today and I'd like to share it with you ladies.

Nehemiah 9:2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.


1. lack of justice or righteousness; wickedness; injustice

2. a wicked act; sin
they separated themselves from the strangers, from the world, as we begin into our discussion today, we will focus on that verse.
Nehemiah 9:3 states that they fasted they confessed, they read the word of God.
And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the LORD their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the LORD their God.
I want to separate myself, from the strangers, from the world, I want to be like the Lord, I want to glorify him, in all that I do.
separating yourself from the world, will do you better then you think, by doing that, you are opening up a closer relationship with God, something indescribable, something unknown by many, wouldn't you like to separate yourself from the world,  feel that feeling of true joy that only comes from being close by the Lords side? 
Psalm 16:11  You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
he is only a prayer away ladies, a little talk with the Lord, to fill your heart with unending joy.
so as you choose to what to wear, be not like the world, nor make decisions of the flesh, but make it from a view of "will God be glorified if I wear this" will it cause people to know you are a woman of God, set apart from this world?
I pray that you ladies are encouraged from this.
Thank you for reading.
In His Honor.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Today Ladies I want to write to you about, Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." I want to list how, all of the things I can think of that God has given me strength to do in a skirt (or dress or jumper) while still being modest, and not revealing myself.

1. Ride a bike. and long skirt that's flowy will do :-)

2. exercise:. running walking, treadmill, any kind. I recommend not too flowy of a skirt, but it needs to be full.

3. Clean : sweep, scrub floors ( I have to say this makes me feel more like a lady then anything it brings me so much joy!) do dishes, do laundry, hang laundry outside on clothing lines, dust, vacuum, set beds, clean bathroom. any full not tight skirt. some a-line can be worn.

4. Climb up stairs or ladders:, this my fellow sisters, is what some ladies may complain about, tested and proven, one day I want to test if someone was holding the ladder or going up behind me, could they see anything, I enlisted my sister, results: ankles. how did I do it, fuller heavier skirt, this was done in the summer mind you. long full skirts go a long way, I like to keep the skirt simple as possible.

5. walk through the woods/hike: we have alot of woods on our property and of course there are those dreadful hills, snagging twigs, thorn bushes, and what not, big logs that have fallen in a storm, I wear not too full of a skirt, but not a tight one, your going to be moving around alot in the woods, so don't wear something that clings to your body alot, I recommend, boots or tennis shoes.

6. Wade in the waters, easy enough, :-)

7. four wheel, yes ladies I just said it! and you can do it! you CAN go four wheeling in a skirt! do NOT wear tight or fitting skirts that are fitted everywhere! best part, you don't have to wear pants OR  culottes!

8. sleep: I can sleep in skirts, I wear nightgowns, but my favorite thing ever is its the material of sweatpants, but its a skirt!

9. work on cars! not me, myself LOL! but helping, when help is needed, such as handing stuff to the men-folk or even having to get on the ground to hand a tool or something else to the person under the car.

10 Change a tire! ladies its possible, I have done it! when you are stranded on the side of the road its a need to know how to do it, if there is no man around. BEST skirt to wear when riding in a car just in case your tire blows out, is a long flowing skirt, if not possible have a long skirt that's FULL.

11. play/ play sports. not in today's society can you wear skirts while playing sports but there is always playing with your siblings! :-) I have alot of brothers, so learning how to play is a need. I play the following in skirts. Football, Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball, Kickball, tag, hide and seek, catch. ext, the list goes on and on!

12. cook and bake! so feminine feeling when I do those things in a dress and apron! ANY skirt or dress!

13. work outside! ah the tasks of outside! moving tree branches, mowing grass (push and riding), chopping wood and vines, weed slinging.

14.move things: this includes moving boxes light or heavy, moving furniture. not too flowy/loose of a skirt you don't want to trip.

15. go on walks, anywhere, whether it be through the woods or down the street, or to the store or library, I can still be lady-like doing it in skirts.

there are many more things I can do, those are only a few, there are many other things I am going to try, over my life, 1 is climbing a fence! as my dear friend pointed out that she did! if you would like to share what you do, listed or unlisted comment below.

I hope that some how I have encouraged you to try some of these things in skirts or dresses, in your own style or what I recommended, that I have inspired in some way.

Thank you so much for reading
In His Honor

Saturday, June 26, 2010

How do we stay Encouraged in Times of Severity?

How do we as Christian Women
Stay Encouraged?

It is not even in times of Trials and tribulations that we need encouragement. It is in the small things that happen in our every day lives. For example, I need encouragement in the parts of my day where I for reasons unknown to me, where I do not feel the Lord nearest to me..When all of a sudden I realized I need Him, I need to feel the Holy spirit fill me with strength and wisdom, energy, love, compassion and understanding.

How are you feeling today? How were you feeling yesterday? How can we learn from Today, Yesterday and make tomorrow a better day?

I am sure we all feel it, the moments when the darkness looms above us. The dark feelings that threaten our very emotional being. The moments when all seems to crash in around us in waves of unforgiveness.

The enemy knows us, he knows which cords to strike when he wants us to falter. He uses our past, our hurts, our families, our insecurities, our desires, our wants, ourselves and he utilizes us as a carpenter would use the nails in order to get the carpet down.

There is hope... When I was lost I always felt it but denied it. When I was lost there was no end to the feelings and the waves and I rode it out until I could quiet them down. But never ending the discouragement and discontentment I felt.

When I was saved the waves still came, and sometimes because I was so new to seeking God and allowing God to enter into my very being. The waves sometimes overflowed.

Four years and just a year finding Christ in a new way helps me. Knowing that my Heavenly Father is there, he can not always save me from the trials or the tribulations, simply because there are lessons that I need to learn, know and grow in Him. I find that although I cry I never cry alone for the Lord counts my tears. When I fall and feel nothing but despair, I know and I feel the tug and the nudges to find my way back to my Glorious Heavenly Father. I know that although I live in the world that when I feel that I am being crushed the things of this world cannot quench and or satisfy or properly justify me. That the Lord whom made me, made me to seek Him, made me to stand for Him, made me to walk with Him, allow Him to carry me when I need, He created me to humble myself, to learn servanthood, to learn to be a godly woman, a godly mother, a godly wife, a godly citizen. He made me to ultimatley return to His house to be honoured to Sit along side of Him at His table. Sometimes we must be silent, in our minds, in our mouths, in our hearts and be patient.

patience is not something that I can do well. Holding my tongue is not my best attribute. My most frequent prayer is that my Mouth be closed and that my tongue be glued to the roof of my mouth. So that I do not something that will shame the Name of the LOrd, for the Lord gave me breathe, the Lord gave me the gift of free will, the Lord gave me the gifts of love, speech, caring, the gift of motherhood, the gift of encouragment the gift of endurance.

No matter what is going on, or how far your circumstances are oppressing you, how much the World is caging you, the light starts in the word, the light shines through you, the light illuminates all because Jesus Christ Died for you, for me, for all of us are sinners and need to be saved. Thank God Jesus is our saving grace!

"So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee. Nevertheless I am continually with thee: though has holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward recieve me to glory. Whom have I heaven but thee?and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: though hast destroyed all them that go a-whoring from thee. But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works."

~Psalm 73:22-28~

I hope in some way reading this blog today speaks to your hearts dear sister in Christ,

With Him all is possible,


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hidden Desire.

we all have a hidden desire, whats yours?
Ladies of today have that open desire, to get attention, even if you are doing it because your proud of your body, your not saving your body for what you should, you might say.

                        "well your rude, who are you to say that"

by dressing Modestly, we are covering our bodies, covering what God gave us, if you are a pants wearing lady, so be it, that is your choice, your standard, your desire.

when you get dressed, what is your desire?

1 : to long or hope for : exhibit or feel desire for
2 a : to express a wish for : request b archaic : to express a wish

despite what many may think, when you walk out of the house with close to nothing on, your body will be feasted on by the eyes of many, you just have to ask yourself, do you want that?
If Jesus came back today, would you want to be wearing that pair of pants? that pair of culottes, Oh darn you just couldn't wear that fuller skirt to do the garden? or you wanted to be able to do more manly jobs,,

As we take our daily walk with God, walking in his will, and following his words, we must not pick and choose passages from the bible, but to read and obey all, though it is hard to follow through with them sometimes, we have to.

it is either right for all ladies to wear pants all the time or never, there is no compromise.

its either right for all ladies to be able to wear pants while doing stuff that they probably shouldn't be doing, or its not. you cant have it both ways, can't have your cake and eat it too.

sister, is your desire to please the Lord? if not, you need to do some reading.
it's not going to be much longer where we wont be able to read our bibles and proclaim faith, or even speak the word of Jesus.

do not fall into the worlds desires, of sin and immodesty. do not be like the world, don't live for yourself, or for the world, live for God, glorify him, in appearance and actions, please him.

If your saved, LOOK LIKE IT, if your saved ACT LIKE IT! too many people are mistaken for the lost and worldly, instead of the saved and Godly. Think about it ladies.

Thank You For Reading.
In His Honor.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Set Apart From the World.

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. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Romans 12:2-3

As followers of God, we are to be set apart from the world, not like it, I am not higher then you in christian living , nor are you then a poor lost person. there is one thing that makes us all the same, we are all sinners

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Yet while we were sinners Christ died for us. so why should we rebel against him, he has done so much for us, and do we thank him enough? can he ever be thanked enough for giving his life for ours?

while we parade around in the Lords house in shameful attire, are you pleasing the Lord? certainly not. I feel you should dress to please and glorify him, not only in his house, but to be a example everywhere else, to show people you ARE different not of this Fleshly fashion, but of Godly fashion, that is not your body, it is Gods temple, how might you treat Gods temple? we all sin, but knowingly sinning is worse.

knowing that what you wear does not please the Lord, knowingly dressing in immodest attire that will cause a brother to stumble, that my dear friend, is shameful.

when you get dressed tomorrow dear sister, what will you wear? will you wear something.
 that pleases God? something that will set you apart from the world? something that's not attention grabbing?

please remember this following verse whether you are married or not.
Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is a rottenness to his bones.

 That verse my dear friend, is meant for Husbands and Fathers, do you want your Husband or Father to be ashamed of you? 

as you pick your clothing for the day, ask yourself this question are you setting yourself apart from the world? or blending in with it? 

Thank you For reading
In His Honor

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dear God lead me to Your Will

What does Modesty mean to you, to your husband, to your children to your family, to your coworkers, and what does Modesty mean to God?

In todays world there are so many distinctions, viewpoints, opinions, changed minds, hardened hearts, pressures and fear. Did you know that God loves you, God wants you to be like Him, God calls you home to love you. How well do you know God?

When I look around at people whom critisize me and my family for our Modesty, Religion, Thoughts and actions, and yes even our dedication to the Lord; it is so hard not to retaliate, to get angry, tell them to take a picture it lasts much longer. I don't know about you but it is so hard to be a daughter of Christ sometimes. Its hard to hold your head high, to walk in the Spirit, to fight against the fleshy desires, to give all to God and to walk in His will.

I am finding the more I get to know, to study, to talk, to seek, to wait, to let go and let God; I find that it does get a little bit easier to be the Child God has created us to be. I would like you to start your journey and let God show you what Modesty is about. Utilize tools such as our blog to give you encouragement, knowledge, insight and friendship. Education is our best tool to fight the spiritual war that rages on. First, we must hide the Word of our Lord in our hearts, for His word is unchanging, His love is never ending, His Will is perfect and we must learn what it is that the Lord wants us to do. Second, we must research and educate ourselves with the knowledge of the meanings, definitions, ect on what modesty means to us.

Lets Start......

Breeches: n. plu. brich'es. Low L. braccoe.
A garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs. It is now a close garment; but the word formerly was used for a loose garment, now called trowsers, laxoe braccoe.
To wear the breeches is, in the wife, to usurp the authority of the husband.

"And thou shalt make them linne breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unot the thighs they shall reach:" ~Exodus 28:42~

Trowsers: n. plu. s as z
A loos garment worn by males, extending from the waist to the knee or to the ankle, and covering the lower limbs(Websters Dictionary 1828)
Sometimes, trouser, a usu. loose-fitting outer garment for the lower part of the body, having individual leg portions, usu. full length. Also called pants. (Websters 1995)

"They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall haven linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat" ~Eziekiel 44:18~

Hose: n. plu. hosen or hose; pron. hoze, ho'zn
1. Breeches or trowsers
2. Stockings; coverings for the legs. This word in mercantile use, is synoymous with stockings though originally a very different garment.

Trews: n. trousers, esp. short, close fitting tartan trousers worn by certain Schottish-reggiments.
Drawers: in the plural, a close under garment worn on the lower limbs.
1. Trousers 2. Underpants esp for women and children, panties
3. Brit. mens underpants esp. long drawers.
Idiom. Wear the Pants.: to have the dominant role, as in a household.

"Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the fiery furnace." ~Daneil 3:21~

From 1 Corith. 11:4 paul intructs the men not to cover thier head when in prayer or prophesying.

A garment for males in which breeches and stockings are in a piece; a species of close long trowsers extending to the heels. (Websters 1828)

A man's close-fitting garment for the hips and legs, worn esp. in the 19th century but varying in form from period to period.

The more we know the better equiped we are! The better ability to know false teachings, prophets and "messagers of God" for who they really are. We need to be the one's to ensure we are strong enough and wise to know the difference of God and those who wish us harm.

That lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one's own worth and importance,. This temper when natural, springs in some measure from timidity, and in young and inexperienced persons, is allied to bashfulness and diffidence. In persons who have seen the world, and lost thier natural timidity, modesty springs no less from principle than from feeling, and is manifested by retiring, unobtrusive manners, assuming les to itself rhan others are willing to yeild, and conceding to others all due honor and respect, or even more than they expect or require.

Modesty, as an act or series of acts, consists in humble, unobtrusive deportment, as opposed to extreme boldness, forwardness, arrogance, presumption, audacity or impudence. Thus we say, the petitioner urged his claims with modesty; the speaker addressedthe audience with modesty.

Moderation; decency.
In females, modesty has the like character as in males; but the word is used also as a synonymous with chastity, or purity, of manners. In this sense, modesty results from purity of mind, or from the fear of disgrace and ignominy fortified by eduaction and principle. Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence, the richest gem in the diadem fo their honor.

Words to ponder:
  • one's own worth
  • lost their natural timidity
  • conceding to others all due honor and respect
  • moderation
  • decency
  • chastity
  • purity
  • fear of disgrace

What does this mean for you, for your daughters, for your sons, for your husband and for your extended families?

When you ponder, pray, read scriptures and talk to God you will know and understand and want to share your knowledge. Remember only you have to ATONE for your actions and only YOU can truly understand what you will be facing at the Judgement seat of Christ. What have you done for heavens sake today.....One person makes the world of difference....Let us Arm ourselves with the Armour of God!

Thank you for reading,
With Him all is possible,


A Pig in Pearls is Still Just a Pig!

So you are wearing a modest dress, but how is your behavior?

We all know that modesty involves more than what we wear, so why is it that we only talk about clothing when this subject comes up? When someone mentions modesty, what comes to your mind? Your answer will largely be determined by your background. For many, the issue of pants is the only thing that comes to mind.

But ladies it is so much more than that. What we wear on the outside is merely a manifestation of what is happening on the inside.
Let's work on the inside so that we are a true reflection of what God intends for us to be. You can have a heart that really is rebellious against God and be dressed extremely conservatively. That would be like putting pearls on a pig. Yes, the pearls are nice and make the pig look better, but it's still a pig!!

A woman’s greatest loveliness comes through a modest heart that expresses itself in modest behavior, dress, and attitudes.


1 a
: placing a moderate estimate on one's abilities or worth
: neither bold nor self-assertive : tending toward diffidence
arising from or characteristic of a modest nature
observing the proprieties of dress and behavior : decent
limited in size, amount, or scope

When I think of modest behavior some of the old classic movies come to mind:
Pride and Prejudice is the first one. This is one of my very favorite movies of all times! When we watch the characters we get a true picture and contrast of modest and immodest behavior.
Remember Mr. Darcy's statement to Elizabeth?

"Believe me, my dear Miss Elizabeth, that
your modesty,
so far from doing you any
disservice, rather adds to your
other perfections."

what a compliment. Does your modest behavior add to your other perfections?

What is modest behavior? The word modest comes from a Greek word, aidos, which means propriety, decency. The word also hints at a proper sense of shame. For example, a modest woman would be ashamed if anything about her attitude or appearance dishonored Christ, distracted other believers, or caused men to sin.
A modest woman is disinclined to call attention to herself.

There’s nothing wrong with having an
outgoing personality, but a modest woman does not try to get people to notice her. In her speech, dress, and behavior, she is free from showiness or ostentation.

Here are some questions to help you assess your level of modesty:
• Do I have a humble view of myself?
• Do I have a high view of God?

• Am I grieved at the thought of offending God or causing someone else to sin?

• Am I guilty of promoting myself?
• Do I come across as controlling, bossy, or domineering?
• Do I talk too much? Proverbs 10:19

Use these questions as a guide each day.
The only way for us to be truly modest in behavior is to allow the Lord to work in and through us. We are weak and cannot do this alone. It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we have the strength to be the modest, Godly ladies that he is calling us to be.

I encourage you to take these few questions listed here and do a spiritual check. Ask God to hold HIS mirror up to your heart and show you areas that need work. If your heart is right and you come to the Lord humbly, He will reveal areas that need work and He will refine your spirit and life to be conformed and transformed to be more like our Savior.

Until next time, ladies...may we all walk honestly and modestly before our Lord and before others in order to glorify our Savior.

In Him who cannot fail, Michelle

Friday, June 18, 2010

Lets not Compromise.

Ladies I have come to you today, to write a blog, something that has been getting at me, and the Lord has layed it upon my heart to write about it.

God provided a way for women to dress, he provided a way for men to dress, today we have now decided to rebel against God, "I'm not going to hell for dressing like this" "don't tell me I'm wrong" "no one is perfect"
true, your not going to hell, but you will be judged, is it worth rebelling against God?

rebelling against our Creator because of Our Selfish needs or is it Our Fleshly needs?
Your no better then I, because once upon a time I was a pants wearing lady myself. wearing pants is either wrong for all or none, there is NO compromising, many ladies of today compromise, they most popularly compromise in the following ways.

1. Wearing skirts and dresses to church, maybe if people from Church come over throwing on a skirt.

2. Wearing "dressy" slacks to church.(I find this very distasteful and disrespectful to God and church going folks)

3. wearing low cut shirts, sheer shirts, sheer skirts, tight dresses,

4. Buttons!! Ladies be careful with button up dresses, I advise you to get 1 size bigger when buying button up skirts dresses and shirts,

there are too many more to list,
while we try to compromise in many of these ways, or just simply do it carelessly.

I had a funeral to attend about 2 weeks ago for a family member, I had a darker button down dress, it went a little too low for comfort, I had just gotten it from goodwill. I put a black shirt on under it, it worked perfectly, at first I thought I was going to get made fun of for it, but I didn't in fact I actually got compliments, from my grandfather and a few other people. the point wasn't that I was afraid to get made fun of, it was not that I felt uncomfortable, it was that I felt God would not be pleased with it going that low, that if I had to lean over to get something, a brother would've stumbled.

I don't want that do you?
a very good friend of mine made an excellent point when she said the follow, "when ladies get dressed to go out, they know what they are doing, they know when they put on those garments they know whose eyes they need to draw attention to."  I too myself agreed with the statement.

look in the mirror before you even leave your own bedroom or house, ask yourself these questions.

1. is this outfit setting yourself apart from the world?

2. are you glorifying God wearing this?

3. is this going to cause a brother to stare? or stumble.

4. would you wear this in front of a pastor?

5. is this outfit attention grabbing?

ask yourself those questions upon leaving your bedroom or house.
on skirts ladies, if you sit down in a lady-like way, do you still have to guard people from seeing your legs?
if so you need to invest in longer skirts.

I am disgusted by what young and older teenage girls wear into public, shorts shorter then under garments, its as if they are so tight she would have had to have surgery to have them put on, so short that they look like she forgot to put bottoms on.

what is worse? is if their own mother is dressing that way, I was blessed with a Godly mother, that taught me to follow God. I am thankful we serve such a mighty God. so loving, and long suffering.
Ladies I pray that if you are still wearing pants or short shorts that you take a moment to think about this. please go ahead and pray for a moment in prayer.

Thank You For reading.

In His Honor


Monday, June 14, 2010

Do we dress to Glorify God?

Do you dress to Glorify God or yourself? to set yourself apart from the world, or be with it, do you live for God or live for the flesh?......

it is our duty to Glorify God, to set yourself apart from the world in appearance and actions, to live for God, everyday of your life.

though we are all sinners, even I. we have to at least strive to please and glorify God daily, in everything we do, it's hard to sometimes, but possible. do you want to know how? Through God.

we are to show example to everyone in our appearance and actions, that means with how we act. though sometimes its so hard not to say something to someone. I always try to remember this verse.

1 Peter 3:4   But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.


too many cases of today you will find ladies dressing on "Modern day/trendy so called modest" clothing, 

FACT: By dressing the way you do, low cut shirt, tight skirt, mini skirt, mini dress, any of those things and more, you are doing many things actually hurting yourself.

you are not gaining respect, in fact you are losing it, from men and women. when you parade around town and all over the stores in skimpy dresses skirts and those dreadful shorts, you are putting a sign across your body, saying "I don't care what people think" showing you clearly do not respect yourselves enough to dress modestly, to glorify God. your losing your testimony.

I recently found a verse I would like to share with you ladies, 1 Peter 3:14-15

But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 


Dear sister, I hope that if someone comes up to you, it wont be to ask you to put some extra clothing on. but to ask you where you go to church? where did you get your modest dress? why do you dress like that?

no person will come up to you, when you are dressed with a dress that comes to your knee's or a bit lower, or a skirt that goes to that length for that matter. because to them, you are just like them, you are apart of the worldly ways, the worldly appearance, I don't know about you, but I don't want to be of worldly appearance I want to be of Modest God honoring appearance.

I want to be set apart from the world. Do you?

I want to live for God, in every way possible, to spread the word of what he has done for me, and if I'm not in Modest clothing how can I do that?

Thank you for reading.

In His Honor.



Thursday, June 10, 2010

The way women dress IS the business of men other than their husbands and fathers!

In the world we have very beautiful women; although on average most of these women dress in a provocative manner.

We all know the manner.....Skirts and shorts that provide the legs to be miles long and oh so close to a place that shant be mentioned, the shirts that might as well not be, the jeans that provide the perfect silloette of the hind parts and the front parts....Why do they dress this way?

Well, you ask them and they usually say, "It's my body and I have It I am going to flaunt it!"
Well, these are the same women who put more wiggle in the behind whilst walking past men, whom swoon over the attractive sexual attention ect. These are the same women whilst talking with others; will say they want equality with men, they hate the cat calls and the whistles, they hate the men whom look at pornography, they infact detest it.......WHAT IS IT THEY THINK THEY ARE DOING THAT IS SO MUCH BETTER?

When put into context what are other men thinking/secretly lusting about your wife, daughter, sister, mother, aunt, cousin and other women in your life?

What are we enabling those men to think or lust after....... Let's do a check...

  1. How's you shape of your body today?
  2. Is your clothing accentuating your figure?
  3. Is your clothing causing men to draw attention to a particular body part?
  4. For examples: tight pants, skirts, shirts, sweaters, shorts, bathing suits, tight or clining dresses? (For the Record I believe only in Skirts and Dresses but I have put in pants and shorts for those whom are not yet convicted in this area!)

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies..." ~Matthew 15:19~

"But I say unto you, That whosever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath commited adultery with her already in his heart." ~Matthew 5:28~

I believe how "we" as Godly women should care what other men are thinking about what I wear...I do not want men to look at me and lust at any part of my body, I want my husband to be the only one whom looks to me with love, intimacy and longing, and only to be shared between husband and wife in the privacy of their bedrooms.

"Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man." ~Isaiah 47:2-3~

I do not want to be part of the Unisex aspect of modern fashions I want to be a God Fearing Woman!

"Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of paiting the hair, and of wearing gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the Hidden man of the heart, in that which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being subjection unto their own husbands."~1 Peter 3:3-5~

I want to be a women of a meek and quiet spirit, I want to be a woman whom does not wear immodest attire, A woman whom goes out of the way in order to avoid even the appearance of evil.

"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil."

~ 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22~

I want to be a woman whom does not want to offend anyone or cause others to stumble or fall.

"But take heed lest by any means this liberty yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak...Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend." ~1 Corinthians 8:9, 13~

My dear sister in Christ how are other men seeing you today? A woman's attitude toward these things reveals her spiritual condition. How's yours today?

Thank you for reading,

With Him all things are possible,


I got the Idea for this post from an article written by David W. Cloud titled "Are men lusting after your wife or daughter?" and I wrote this post from my own personal opinion.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Are you honoring God?

Ladies, you know its wrong to wear pants don't you? if you don't here are a few verses to help with your view on pants, trousers, breeches, (all the same thing)

Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

some would like to argue over the verse that it is talking about homosexuals,
when you see that verse it is in fact, talking about cross dressers, and  transvestites.

   Someone who dresses in the clothes usually worn by the opposite sex. Transvestites may be bisexual, heterosexual, or homosexual

 Leviticus 6:10  And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

God, made Breeches for the priests,

  1. trousers reaching to or just below the knees and often tapered to fit closely
  2. Informal: trousers.

  Ladies think about this, very carefully, are you happy with how you are treated? do you want more respect? Men AND Women, will not respect you, if you dress in the attire of the unsaved, the attire of a harlot,
          Proverbs 7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

    whats a subtil heart you ask?
Planned by art; deceitful; as a subtil scheme.Deceitful; treacherous.

When you get dressed, do you have a subtil heart? 
 do not deceive yourselves ladies, you know what your doing, when you get dressed,
 do not defile your appearance for the sake of man, God will Judge you on day, do you want to dress Godly?

I pray that you remember a verse, especially if you are married, and even as you are still under your fathers roof,

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

do not make your husband ashamed, nor make your father ashamed.
make them proud, and glorify God in your attire, Modesty is not short skirts or dresses that go just to the knee, nor are they that go way above, Modesty is not shirts that go very low, nor are they that grip every curve of your body, the saying "if you got it flaunt it!!" is wrong, God gave you that special body, blossomed or not, to save for your husband, not anyone else, until you are married you should cover yourself for him,

stay pure, in heart, and appearance, for your husband, will not want to be ashamed, your are to be pure and virtuous and Godly, Glorify him ladies, and save the gift God has given you. I pray you cover yourselves Modestly this summer.

its not about showing skin, we can perfectly be cool, in long flowing dresses, its the excuse that most women make, that Pants and Culottes are still Modest. some even say shorts are.

so please make the right choice ladies,

Thank You for reading
In His Honor

What would your clothing say about you..to a perfect stranger...?

Have you ever wondered.....What do other people upon first glance, perceive of me?

I do! I wonder:

  • do you see a wife

  • do you see a mother

  • do you see a teacher

  • do you see a friend

  • do you see kindness

  • do you see caring

  • do you see loving

  • do you see appreciative

  • do you see hard working

  • do you see God fearing

  • do you see a Godly woman

I beseech you therefor, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, aceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 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 12:1-2~

Remember the World only see's your outsides, it is not until a person wants to get to know you that they see any of the attributes mentioned above, except to know if you walk in Gods pathway or not!

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. ~Romans 13:14~

So what do others see in you? I want my clothing to emit the Glory of God, which means modesty in everything I do, my clothing, my make up, my jewelery and yes, even my shoes.

I do not, want not, (knowing or unknowinly) cause others to stumble or fall because of my attire. When I get dressed I am putting on the Armour of God, when I walk in society I am wearing the Armour of God, when I am setting the example for my children I am wearing the Armour of God, I want everyone to look unto myself, my husband, my daughters, and my sons and say Wow, they walk in the Light, the Light of Christ....

What is the Armour of God?

The helmet of Salvation

The breastplate of Righteousness

The belt of Truth

The shoes of the Gospel

The sword of God's Word

The shield of Faith

Now if you dress to illuminate the Armour of God, led by example and commanded by the infaillable Word of God, then you are able to say when others look to me they look at the Glory of God's Daughters. Join me in being pleased and honoured to be counted as a Daughter of Christ!

May you be blessed with wisdom, strength and courage to dress in Modesty and to dress in Not clothes of a Man!

Thank you for reading,

With Him all is possible,


Saturday, June 5, 2010

I am sorry Lord, I do not mean to be rebellious!

As a young women in this day and age it is so easy to slip into the wyles of the world......
To know which church is correct, in its doctrine, in the hearts of the people, to seek and find the Lord and grow with in its walls....
To know what clothing is appropriate, to wear make up or not, wear jewelery or not, courting vs dating....It is a confusing place out there!
What I hear the most from young and older ladies alike is, "I just don't see God moving, I don't hear His voice like the others to lead to guide.....I Do Not!"
Most of which, are from extremely liberal churches which I have to admit are very confusing places. There is not strict dress code, its ok to gamble, its ok to date giving your hearts away....I am not speaking about every other church, Just the one's I have attended! Then I came to a church whom God spoke to me and there led me to present day. It makes such a difference how your attitude is, how you understand, how open you are to the Heavely Father by what you read.....If you read works that have had context changed; then your view on clothing, marriage, all else with be drastically different for some things because the meanings are different....
What I have expierenced in the last year; is a personal, all consuming love, all consuming admiration, an unexplained peace, a presence that with stands it all! The Lord and I have met, we have talked, we have gotten to know eachother better.....Want to know how?
I came to Him. I read His word. I was still. I was silent. I was with meek and quiet spirit. The Lord showed me how to be a wife, mother, friend, confidant, lover, disiplinarion, teacher, manager of home, and a Help Meet! Well the Lord is not done with Me, I will continue to grow every day as I walk with the Spirit hand in Hand. Learning, being guided, molded, made anew...
Now you ask what has all of this got to do with Modestly dressing......
Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
~Proverbs 86:11~

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge him, an dhe shall direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5,6~

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
~Psalm 32:8~

When you read the story of Adam and Eve, you find that they were blissfully happy in the Garden of Eden, (and were completely naked). Prior to the Fall of Eve and the Adam, they had no reason to feel ashamed or bashful or have any fear of their own bodies....Post fall, they were afraid.....And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden....

And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself. Genensis 3: 8, 10~

So forever we must clothe ourselves to cover up the sin that came way back from the Fall of Adam and Eve. It is an interesting view. Most women in secular and christian societies alike for some reason or another are never satisfied with their bodies, hiding, covering or fixing their abnormalities, faults,blemishes ect. Yet all the while exposing body parts to exsensuate what they feel will get the most attention, distracting viewers from their inabitions, or faults as they see fit. When you read the Word of God, you grow and learn, and begin to understand why God calls Christian women to be set apart, to be unique, to be different! God chose women to dress modestly, act modestly and have their entire beings to be modest simply because He knows where the world is going, and he wants to perserve His ways. Are we going to look the other way when God gives a direct commandment. Are we going to say, "But Lord, every body is wearing it even the Pastor's wife, Its not the same times anymore Lord, you are telling me to live in a completley different era.!" Stamp feet, pout, cry out!

When you come to the Lord, he will give you the understanding that you need, He will give you the wisdom, the strength to become what you were meant to be. How do you think you will accomplish all of it, if you are attempting to do it in your own Will and not of the Lord. You are not to go out and be of the World, you are called to dwell in the World but not be corrupted by the things in the World because they will pass away and be gone, your rewards in Heaven will last an eternity!
The World is ever changing, The Lords commandments, His word, He is unchanging. You are called to be a woman, to be soft, meek, kind hearted, caring, loving, strong, courageous, most of all you are called to not create lust, Now how do you go about that if you are wearing mini skirts where if you sit down your undergarments are showing, tops that if you move in the correct fashion everyone including the dog half a mile away gets to sneek a peek at your flesh. How are we to obey the Lord, when wearing garments intended for a man. How can you profess to be following the Lord, when you break His commandments?

I don't know about you, But when I get to Heaven I want/yearn to look unto Jesus and feel no shame, no guilt, no fear! I want to bask in the awe of the Lord, knowing that I did all that I could to walk in the way He intended me to walk.

I pray that all of my sisters in Christ grow, learn, yearn to please the Lord and not the Worlds ways.

Thank you for Reading,
With Him all is possible,

Friday, June 4, 2010

Come meet some ladies...

Our appearance says something about us. What is yours saying? Check out this group of ladies and see if you find yourself amongst them.

1. Loud Linda- Linda is the life of the party. She loves to shop and loves to have outlandish clothes that capture every persons attention. She never walks in a room without being noticed because the colors are always bright and everything matches. Her jewelry is big and bold and when you see her your first thought is "WOW."

2. Frumpy Freda- Freda is the girl that says she doesn't care what anyone thinks about what she wears. She is comfortable after all. Her clothes are usually too big, overly baggy and if they match that is merely by accident. We're not sure if she brushes her hair with any regularity. When ask about it Freda will talk about her belief in modesty and Godliness, with a very pious attitude, of course.

3. Loose Lizzy- Look out cause here comes Lizzy. Husbands need to look the other way and small boys need to be sent to play. Lizzy's skirts are usually too tight and always too short. Her blouse is too tight, too low or both. Lizzy has it and doesn't mind flaunting it. The good Lord blessed her with a good figure, why should she hide it under a bushel?

4. Executive Emma- Oh Emma....she is the business, career woman in our group. Always in the business suits, tailored to fit just right. Her skirts are perfectly tailored to accentuate her curves, her jacket is also tailored to focus on the gentle curve of her hips yet all the while maintaining a business like look. Of course, Emma wear heels everywhere she goes and holds her head high. Emma is woman...hear her roar!

5. Borderline Bertha- Bertha could be skinny or fat. She doesn't necessarily do things on purpose to expose herself, she just doesn't do anything on purpose to NOT expose herself. Her tops may not be as low. Maybe her tops are only low when she leans over. And maybe her skirt is right on the border, until she bends over in a very unladylike manner. She walks right up to the line and stays there. She does after all want to be fashionable.

6. Tomboy Teresa- watch out when Teresa plays a game with the group. She may knock you over. She can usually be found in anything made of jean material and walking like a boy. Teresa would prefer to hang out with the guys instead of the girls. Wear something ladylike and maybe even pink? NEVER! Fix her hair? I don't think so. A ponytail is sufficient. And makeup will never touch her face. Too much bother. She is clean after all and why should anyone care what she looks like?

7. Modest Mary- Mary carries herself with grace and style. She can usually be found in a fashionably nice, feminine dress that doesn't call attention to one part of her, but to the entire picture. Depending on her age she may wear a bit of make up and perhaps a piece of jewelry, but never so much as to look "made up" or draw attention. Mary doesn't mind doing extra shopping to find things that fit right, are modest yet not frumpy. Her attitude is not one of power and boldness, but of meekness and gentleness. When you are with Mary you feel more calm and peaceful.

These are just a few of the possibilities. Did you find yourself among them? If you do, ask yourself is that the kind of message you want to send? Notice that it is not only about how these ladies dress, but it is an attitude they exude. How you dress will affect your attitude.

As I look back over my life I have seen different qualities from a few of these women at different times in my life. This is not something we settle once and never struggle with. The Christian life is a battle and we will face trials and temptations, pressures and struggles. We cannot do this alone. It is only by God's grace and strength that we can come out from among them and be holy, set apart unto our Lord.
God puts others in our lives to help strengthen us too.

My suggestion to you would be to not only ask yourself, but ask your husband, father or mother to give you an accountability check. We can all falter and slip and need others to come along side us and help us.

Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

You are loved dear sisters.

In Him who cannot fail, Michelle

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Clothing...Your Glory or God's?

When I look at myself in the mirror in the morning what do I see? What do you see in the morning?

Do you see that your hair is not right, that the makeup is not enough, that the earrings in your ears are not standing out enough, that the blouse you chose is not saying the statement that you wanted? Maybe you see all of these things. Maybe you lie to yourself. The lie almost every single woman (christian or secular) tells themselves is that they need all of it, they need it to be respected, they need it to show that they are important, that they are powerful, they are independant and worthy of all that they think they have to have.
They need to be Independant and Powerful....Wow! Well what is the actual meanings of independance,powerful, important.......(by the Worlds definition, because that is what of course you are measuring yourselves today now is it not?)
Important: of great effect or conequence; momentous, of having high rank of status, or great authority, pretentious; pompous, significant, consequential, critical, all important, urgent, portentous, weighty ect.
Independance: the state of being indendant, independent income, freedom, liberty, self-rule, home ruld, self-determination,self confidence, self sufficiencty ect.
Powerful: having much power or strength, politically or socially influential, potent, strong, mighty, tough, bigorous, robust, energetic, sturdy stalwart, forceful, impotant, impressive ect.
When you analyze yourself and putting on all of that makeup (I wear makeup, but I wear as little as possible, it is truly made for only enhancing the beauty God gave you), fussing over the "perfect" hairstyle, the earrings that need to make a statement, the clothing and the statement you need to make....It sounds as though you are GLORIFYING YOURSELF, doesn't it. All of this is about what you think, feel, need.....self, self, self.
Now if you are a Christian women and this is you in the morning then I ask you...do you read your bible? If you did you would see in it that God commands us as women to not glorify self but glorify Him in all that we do....clothing, makeup, jewelery, shoes, music, children, working, grocery shopping, going to the mall, chatting with your womens bible studies....God hears all even the defiant words you yourself only hear in your heart.....
"She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms ....She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy....Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoic in time to come...She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness..Her children arise up, and called her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her..Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own workds praise her in the gates."
~Proverbs 31: 17,20,25,26,28,29,30,31~
When you dress to go anywhere why not start with the question,
"Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold,or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.For after this manner in the old time the holy women also who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their unto own husbands."
1 Peter 3:3-5

If you dress for God's glory, for His kingdom and not to please only yourself, and those around you, I promise you will see the difference in yourself, in your attitude and the attitudes of those around you. Go out and be a blessing, a blessing of a God's love, a walking free advertisement for God's kingdom!

Thank you for reading,
With Him all is possible,

Let's Help a Sister Out

My dear sisters in Christ,

Summer is here and with it comes some fun activities. I live in Houston, Texas and let me tell you...it gets HOT! We regularly see temperatures above 100 and the humidity can make it worse. Our family loves summertime. The kids are home from college and we can enjoy spending time together: traveling, gardening, working in the yard and just playing and laughing together.
Summer can also be a difficult time. With the rising temperatures usually come the plunging necklines, extremely short or no sleeves on the shirts and the shorter skirts. Notice, I said skirts. Yes, there is a problem with shorts etc., but today I want to talk to my sisters in the Lord who are somewhat conscious of the issue of modesty, but perhaps drop standards as the temperatures climb. This is seen in churches across the country, but we sure do see a lot of it here in the great state of Texas. Ladies who have talked about modesty and Godly living all Winter, now begin to talk about going to the public pool (we all know their children MUST be able to cool off in the hot summer) and dressing in clothing that they deem "summer clothes" so they can stay cool. I will deal with swimming in a future post, but for today let's talk about Summer dress.

Sisters, I want to ask you to consider something: when you dress for the day, what are you doing to the men around you? Do you care about your marriage? How about your friends marriages, or your parents marriage?

Did you know that the things you choose to wear, or not wear, can affect the men around you and in turn help protect or destroy marriages? That is a heavy responsibility, but it is ours to bear. Consider for a moment a Wednesday night service at your church. Perhaps a man walks into that service worn down by the work of the week. He is looking forward to being refreshed from Gods' Word and needs a spiritual recharge from the Lord.
He sits down and looks to his right:

sitting there is a young lady dressed in a shorter skirt; legs crossed and exposing things that this man should not have to look at. His defenses are weakened and his look lingers. Now picture with me that it is time to stand and sing. Let's imagine that we are singing "Nothing Between" (one of my all time favorites.) The older lady in front of him reaches behind her to move her Bible....her blouse is low cut and this poor brother cannot help but be exposed to her cleavage.

Consider these situations that happen on a regular basis in the most conservative churches. Who is at fault ladies? Is the man responsible? Of course he is. Ultimately he is responsible.

Pro 4:23 "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."
Pro 6:25 "Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids." However, she DOES hold some responsibility in the matter. I came across this quote by Arthur Pink this week that is very appropriate in this matter:

Again, if lustful looking be so grievous a sin, then those who dress and expose themselves with desires to be looked at and lusted after-as Jezebel, who painted her face, tired her head, and looked out of the window (2 Kings 9:30)-are not less, but even more guilty. In this matter it is only too often the case that men sin, but women tempt them so to do. How great, then, must be the guilt of the great majority of the modern misses who deliberately seek to arouse the sexual passions of our young men? And how much greater still is the guilt of most of their mothers for allowing them to become lascivious temptresses?

I do not believe that there is a woman alive today who does not recognize the power we, as ladies, have over men and the effect that our bodies can have on them. Women's bodies are used to sell everything in our society. Our men are faced with pornography everywhere: billboards, movies, magazines, in the workplace, crowds etc. Ladies, I want you to ask yourself if our dear brothers should also be faced with this from their sisters in Christ. Should we not at least respect them and their families enough to give them a place of quiet peace from the world? Shouldn't they be able to come to church and not be afraid of what they will be exposed to? Of course, if a visitor comes into our assembly that is a different matter, but that isn't our discussion for today.

Setting aside, for a moment, the matter of agreement or disagreement with specific garments....could you not, for those few hours, dress modestly for the sake of your brothers and sisters?

1Co 8:13 "Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend."

Although some good people may disagree about some of the specifics, we cannot disagree on the fact that modesty is necessary and biblical. It started in Genesis 3 when God was not satisfied with the clothing that Adam and Eve had made so He fashioned them new clothes. We see modesty taught all through the Word. 1 Timothy 2:9-10, 1 Peter 3:3-4 and the list goes on.

Let's covenant with one another to help build up one anothers families, not tear them down.

In Him who cannot fail,

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What Is Modesty Part 2!

we have now come to part 2 of our study, (sorry it took so long)

1 Timothy 2:9
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1 Timothy 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

as Christian Godly women, we are to be professing godliness, you should be able to tell 1, that we are a woman, and 2 (most important) that we are saved, you should be able to tell just by one look!
and even more with how we act.

I was out the other day, and saw this preacher (on the sidewalk), I didn't know he was a preacher at the time, but then I saw walking next to him down the street, a lady. her appearance was enough. it was a pretty hot day, she had a nice blouse on, then where she went wrong, heels, golden earrings, (very attention grabbing) and most of all, a skirt that went above her knee's, attracting my eyes not to her face first but to her legs, I was then told as we sat in the car driving, that they were a preacher and preachers wife, going door to door, makes me sad....

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is a rottenness to his bones.

1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

Preachers wives should know better, how are the other ladies in the church supposed to submit to the word of God, of the preachers wife doesn't,

If you are married, you should please God, followed by Your husband. by dressing in harlot wear, such as short skirts, shirts that show your chest, and high heels. does not honor your Husband nor does it honor God.

Note: Heels are fine, as long as they are modest.

By dressing with a shorter skirt, first you are revealing (sharing) what should only be for your husband's eyes, your letting the rest of the world see. you might as well walk around with a tank top and short shorts on.

and if your not married, your showing what God wants you to save for your husband. showing many other boys and young men, what happens when they look upon you?

Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

thoughts rome their minds, lustful thoughts, Do you want that? Men do not want women that flaunt what they have to the world, yes even in pants, they are going out with or marring a WOMAN, they want her to dress like one as well, Men's eyes go straight to the crotch area when they see a woman in pants (true statement).

A lady that chooses to wear long skirts (with modest tops) and dresses (non tight) is more respected and is most likely, walking daily with God.

So make a choice today. I pray you take into consideration Modesty.

Thank you for reading
In His Honor

What is your clothing saying about You?

I believe that Modesty in all avenues is what every Godly Women and Godly Men should always aspire to obtain.
When I look at the Christians that walk in and out of our Christian bookstore in our hometown, I get sooo confused. You see the woman do not dress any different than the Secular Women of the World. You are not able to tell a Christian person apart from your regular women at the Local secular music/social gathering store. When I see them wearing short shorts, mini skirts, tops that are utterly and disgracefuly low,/or see through for that matter, I want to cry out to them and tell them that the Lord loves them regardless of what they wear but what they are wearing causes them to look like they do not have any self respect!
Self Respect: respect for oneself, a feeling that one is behaving with honor, dignity, integrity, self regard, self esteem, pride, morale.

What they are wearing causes men to lust after them. Now, this is my opinion! When I used to wear all of the above mentioned clothing, I did it purely to get attention. I craved to have men look at me, to gawk, and to whistle or say some sly remark. I needed to be affirmed by negative and lustful attention. Now when asked why I would deny needing affirmation. Secretly, It was the real reason. I was not close to God, I had a void in my soul that I did not know how to quench. Little did I realize that by dressy in this manner, I was degrading, debasing, disgracing myself by dressing in scanty attire.

Lust: strong sexual desire, a passionate desire for, apassionate enjoyment of , a sensous appetite regarded as sinful(the lusts of the flesh), have a strong sexual desire.
Scanty: of small extent or amount, barely sufficient, scant, sparse, scarce, meager, slight, skimpy, minimal, small, little, barely adequate, or sufficient, ect.
Debase: lower in quality, value,or character, depreciate by alloying ect, lower, degrade, devalue, depress, demote, belittle, diminish, disparage.

Wow....and yet "godly" women whom claim to read, walk, talk Gods infaillable word, and yet break Gods word, the word that is meant to be followed without Question.!

"But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."
~Mathew 5:28~

Hmmm, would you like to get to the judgement seat of Christ and have to account for several thousands of men, whom were led astray because of the clothing that YOU PERSONALLY WORE?

"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would......Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication,, uncleanness, lasciviousness."
~Galatians 5: 16,17,19~

I personally believe that We should guard our hearts, BODIES and Souls for our judgement will come. What will you be personally accountable for?
I wear Dresses, skirts and very modest tops because I shall be unique, different, set apart for the Lords work, I will not wear clothing that is for a man. I will not be accountable for others Lustful desires and neither will my children, because in that Judgement seat I will be personally accountable for how I raised my children as well!

How about you, What does your clothing REALLY say about you?

Thank you so much for reading,
With Him all is possible,