Friday, September 12, 2014

Faith & Fashion- Does it really matter what I wear?

As women (and men), clothing and our appearance are some of the most powerful and important means we have of sending a message about our hearts and our values. Our clothes speak tons about who we are, so what are your clothes saying about you? Unfortunately, this issue represents an area where too many Christian women have accepted the secular world’s way of thinking.

We must remember that the Lord doesn't focus on our outward appearance, its what's on the inside that matters most to Him. Our main focus SHOULD be on developing our inner beauty, but being modest in your appearance is JUST AS GREAT a witness to those around you as your words. Modesty in dress reveals a godliness of the heart, an attitude that should be the desire of all women (and men) who live to please and honor God.

For us to better understand what constitutes modesty in dress we must take a moment to examine the attitudes and intents of our heart. If your heart is inclined towards God, then you will make every effort to dress modestly, decently, and appropriately. If your  heart is inclined towards yourself, then you will dress in a manner that's designed to draw attention to yourselves with little or no regard for the consequences to themselves or others.
Ladies, we NEED to take a different approach to appearance than fitting into society’s idea of beauty. We cannot preach purity and modesty to others while wearing revealing clothes. As women, we should help our brothers by dressing modestly. Mathew 5:27-29 "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart". When we dress immodestly, it can lead them to commit the sin of lust, and this is displeasing to God. Of course everyone is responsible for their own actions and in this instance, women are responsible for dressing modestly. Men are responsible for their thoughts.
I'm not saying you should be covered from head to toe haha I just want you to understand that you are worth more than cheap attention. You were redeemed by Christ and your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).  Before you leave your house tomorrow and before you go shopping again, ask the Lord to examine your heart and motives. If you wear that outfit, what message would you be sending about your heart and values?

I want to hear from you, please comment or email me.

Love always,


No comments:

Post a Comment