Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Modesty Matters

Too trendy. Too tight. Too costly. Too curvy. Too short. Too showy. Too low. Too little. What we wear matters to God, and for women there is the added responsibility of not becoming a stumbling block to our brothers in Christ. What we put on can make a difference in their day to day struggle with lust. As this problem grows, so grows the urgency to educate ourselves on what would be pleasing to the Lord. Read the results of The Modesty Survey on Alex and Brett Harris' website. Begin a study using the book Worldliness, edited by C.J. Mahaney. Carefully mull over The Modesty Heart Check written by C.J.'s wife, Carolyn, and their three daughters. Prayerfully meditate on the many verses in the Bible that address the issue of modesty. And as you learn, spread the word to other women. Lord, let our beauty not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, let it be that of our inner selves, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is of great worth in Your sight. (1 Peter 3:3-4)

2 comments:

TBoyd said...

Excellent, Jamie. You have been given a gift of wisdom beyond your years.
Boyd (friend of Michael Daly)
BrightMysteries.net

Pat said...

Its amazing how God wants us to really hear what he's saying to us...why just this morning, I read that very verse from Peter's epistle. I'm not the type to dress immodestly, but I was convicted by the verse that reads "..the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God". And I found myself asking Him, "why is a gentle and quiet spirit so precious to you Lord...I need to know".

Jamie, I think I'm going to srart 'following' you....

Patricia (Patricia's Pen)