Friday, April 17, 2015

Dressing Modestly and Femininely in this Present World: Part 1

          As a young lady with godly parents that have modest dress standards, I have worn skirts, coullottes and  modest clothing ever since I was born. Now, as a seventeen year old teenager, I need to know what I believe and why I believe it. It's not good enough that I do it just because my parents did it.  I need to decide for myself. When I was younger I just needed to learn to obey my parents, but when I got older I needed to know the whys for what we did.

   As a teenager, there are people around me that don't dress right. When peer pressure and temptation come around, if  I don't firmly stand on what I believe, then the foundation that my parents have laid for me will crumble.

  Many have asked the question, "How am I supposed to dress?" Many have answered that question and answered it right while yet others have answered it wrong. To answer that question we need and we must answer it by using the Bible. The Bible needs to be our final authority-- not the world, and not just because that's what your mother did, or what somebody else said.
    2 Timothy 3:16 says, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."  

       The Bible is God breathed; it is God's Word. It is a road map for Christians...."Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word." Psalm 119:9
We must look to God's Word to find the answer to the important question, "How am I supposed to dress?"

   Only when I got old enough to understand did my parent's teach me why we dress modestly. Ever since then, I have taken these standards as my own because my godly parents took time to show me-- from God's Word-- why we had those standards. They knew that if the Bible was my foundation, it would not crumble. --Psalm 119:89 " Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven."

  Has it been hard for me at times?  Yes, it has-- when my sister and I are the only ones out of a whole youth group to wear coullottes during an activity-- it is hard.  But the Bible says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."  God never said the Christian life would be easy, that's why he added- "... through Christ which strengtheneth me."   I Thessalonians 5:24 says, "Faithful is he that calleth you who also will do it."  He will give you the strength to do his will.

   We've seen that God's Word is the final answer (final authority).  From one teenage girl to another, if I showed you-- from the Bible--  that it is God's will for you to dress modestly, would you do it? As God's children we are bought with a price. Don't you want to please him?

   Dear sister in Christ, if you want to please Him and do his will, please keep reading.  In the next few posts we will dive deeper into the question , "How am I supposed to dress?"