A few Thoughts on the subject of Modesty and Purity 

Hey Everyone!

In my last post I mentioned the subject of modesty and that it was a subject of Modesty. So here I am, to discuss it a bit. 

Modesty applies not only to young ladies, but to everyone, males and females alike. I know, that at least in my case, modesty was preached solely to the young ladies, while the young men were pretty much let off the hook. 

As Christian young women, we do need to dress modestly. That doesn’t mean you have to wear a skirt 24/7, or look like the Amish women, or the duggar girls if that is not something God calls of you. In some cases pants can be more modest than skirts. Case in point – properly fitting Bermuda Shorts (that aren’t too tight, but aren’t falling off either), are more modest than mini skirts and skirts that hug the figure and are too tight. 

To the young ladies and parents of young ladies; it is totally possible to dress age appropriately, without looking frumpy and dowdy. You just have to be selective. I know what it is like to have been dressed in a non age appropriate manner for the sake of modesty. I was in college before I really began to really find my own style and what works for me, and still be modest. 

I used to wear a lot of clothes from old navy, and still have some, when I can find something that fits. I also love Maurice’s. Nowadays my wardrobe is primarily made up of clothes from Maurice’s and some from Old Navy. I am definitely a layers kind of person, and one of the things I love about Maurice’s is their Lace edged crinkle tanks. They have adjustable strapes, and come up high enough with out being uncomfortable, and are a bit longer, so no midriff is shown, yet are also light enough to be worn under sheer and lightweight tops during the summer and are not too hot. 

The whole being able to dress age appropriately yet modestly was and still is a huge deal for me. 

As I am writing this, and pondering it in my heart, it has also been on my heart, that Modesty is more than just the responsibility of young women. Young men also need to be held accountable for their actions, yes they are way more visual than young women, but they also need to be taught, and practice self control. 

Modesty in and of itself also applies to guys as well. As a society we have been setting a double standard for our young men and women. We teach girls that they need to dress modestly (which is true and important), yet boys and young men are taught that they can run around shirtless, and wear sagging pants or tight fitting skinny jeans, for the whole world to see. You can’t tell me that young women don’t check out the young men, just as much as they check out the young women. Trust me, we do check out the guys. This double standard is not right, as God has called us all to be responsible for our actions, and that both genders need to be modest. 

Modesty goes along with Purity, Modesty or lack there of, is the outward reflection of the heart. As Christian’s living in a sinful and sin driven world, we have to work hard to keep our purity of heart, mind, and body. Modesty is just one of the outward indicators and choices of the works that God has done on our hearts. 

You are Bought with a Price

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“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.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19-20‬ ‭KJV

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Christ was born of a virgin, lived a simple life, and payed the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. he gave his life and rose again to atone our sins.

I know I have read this passage before at various points, and sat through Sunday School lessons and devotionals taught on this passage. But it wasn’t until reading it again yesterday evening, that it’s meaning really settled on my heart. 
Because God created us, and sent his son to pay the ultimate price for us and our spiritual freedom that we belong to him, who created us, and paid the price for our sins. 

How we talk, dress, act, and in everything we do, we are to live our lives in such a way that glorifies God. Modesty is a part of that, but is a subject for another blog post. 

While God gave us our free will to choose, serving God isn’t always easy, but it is so much better than not serving God. 

Praying for my Future Husband

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The lord has blessed me with many years of singleness. Part of it, I know is because I needed to give my life to the Lord, and work on building my own walk with him on my own, before someone else can be in the picture.

I was never one of those girls who has the attention of all the guys as a teenager and young adult. I have struggled with feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness. I have felt like there was something wrong with me, and that’s why I have not met the man, that the Lord would have me marry.

I know I am going to sound like a friend of mine here, but; it’s not because I am inadequate or unworthy of being loved, and it is not because there is something really wrong with me. It comes down to me needing to be where I need to be with God, and allowing God to do all things in his timing.

There came a point a few years ago, where I stopped trying so hard to get the attention of the guys I liked, because I was going about it the wrong way. I know this is the 21st century, and there are guys who don’t mind or prefer when girls pursue them, but that never worked for me. It never worked for me, because, that method isn’t the way it is supposed to be, at least for me anyway.

The point I am getting at here, is that while I am waiting on God’s timing for the whole meeting the man I am supposed marry thing to happen, I am supposed to grow spiritually, and pray for the man I am someday going to marry. Why I am starting this late in the game, I cannot tell you, other than better late than never.