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Daily Archives: November 4, 2017

Thanks to the ladies who modeled the clothing provided by Cato Fashion.  You were all sassy.  I loved it!

Thanks to the ladies who modeled the clothing provided by Cato Fashion. You were all sassy. I loved it!

Let the Holiday Season begin!

My church has an event each year for the ladies called Holiday Indulgence. Kay Morris, our women’s ministry leader, and her team create a festive atmosphere to start our holiday season off, with a reminder of the reason for the season…Jesus!

A silent auction, displaying themed decorated Christmas trees, acquired over $2,000 for the Lottie Moon Christmas Fund.

Hot tea, punch, and delicious treats are served to each table.

Music, prayer, a time of devotion, and a Christmas craft idea is demonstrated. Since this event began, fourteen years ago, Kay has given me the opportunity to be the emcee of the fashion show. She gives me the official title of “fashion coordinator”. That cracks me up every time.

Giving me the microphone, to speak to over 400 women…you never know what will happen. One thing is for sure, a delightful and fun time is had by all.

In today’s show, I referenced an article regarding dressing modest from gotquestions.org.:

Those whose hearts are inclined toward God will make every effort to dress modestly, decently, and appropriately. Those whose hearts are inclined toward self will dress in a manner designed to draw attention to themselves with little or no regard for the consequences to themselves or others…attitudes of the heart. If a woman’s heart is inclined toward godliness, she will wear clothing that is neither provocative nor revealing in public, clothing that does not reflect negatively upon her personal testimony as a child of God.

As I was reading this article, I could hear ladies agreeing and even some “Aha-ing” the sentiments from the words.

Ladies, and men, we live in a world where “sex sells”. Women often reveal WAY MORE than they need to, leaving very little to the imagination.

Yes, when you wear clothes exposing more body parts than needs to be shown, people (men AND women) look. So, don’t be surprised, or even satisfied, when gawking takes place.

No, we are not to judge. Yet, please remember, when you choose to cloth yourself in attention-drawing clothing, that is exactly what you are doing…drawing attention, warranted or not. Sure, you may appreciate the attention in the moment, but thoughts and even temptations-in-the-mind, often occur in the viewers eyes.

1 Corinthians 6:19–20 reminds us, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”

Your body is not your own. If you have invited Him to be The Boss of your life (and I pray that you have), you have the Holy Spirit with in. When you dress inappropriately, it’s not just you that you’re dressing, Christ is with and in you always.

Ladies:

  • Modest is hottest
  • Your body is not your own
  • Save the sexiness for your husband

“Likewise, also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control…” 1 Timothy 2:9

“But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” 1 Peter 3:4 (I LOVE this verse. Read it again.)

Blessings to you and yours,

Stephanie

 

Please read the following journal entries on dressing modestly:  http://soakinguptheson.com/2012/10/25/how-you-dress-says-a-lot/ http://soakinguptheson.com/2012/10/16/whose-design-are-you-wearing/ http://soakinguptheson.com/2015/11/03/how-do-i-dress-today/