Saturday, July 24, 2010

Why Modesty Is So Important To Me...

{This post is a continuation of "The Desires" post, which I wrote in the month of May. If you have not read that post, I encourage you to click HERE and read it.}

The topic for my post today is on modesty; A subject that I enjoy pondering. Modesty is so important to me, especially in this generation. I feel as though the Lord has called me to dress in modest apparel for many reasons. Whenever I think of modesty, I think of two particular verses from God’s Word…


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    In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.

But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.   



~ 1 Timothy 2:9-10 ~

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This Bible verse has really spoken to me throughout the past year. As I grow up to be a young woman, I realize more and more each day, that it is so important to shine my Godly light in this dark world. By dressing modestly, I feel a sense of obedience to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Obeying Him is my number one goal in life. Pleasing my Savior and knowing that I have followed His commands makes me so happy. I have a very cheerful heart when God comes to me and says… “Well done, child, well done!”



Another reason why modesty is so important to me is because when I dress in feminine and modest apparel, I feel that people can see more of my inner beauty, rather than my outer beauty. That is very comforting to me. I would much rather be recognized for having a good spirit, and not for other non-Godly reasons.



Not only do I wear mainly skirts because of the reasons above, but I also wear them for comfort. I feel very free and feminine in a skirt.



Before I say anything further, I would like to answer a question that some of you may be asking yourselves. You may be wondering how you can complete some activities in a skirt. Of course, some things require a pair of pants. To me, wearing a pair of loosely-fit pants is not being immodest. Although I would prefer to wear a long, flowing skirt, an activity like horseback riding is much easier in a pair of jeans. (Well, unless you prefer to ride side-saddle!) I just wanted to clear that up in case some of you were curious.



As for blouses, I prefer to wear something that covers quite well. Wearing a blouse with a higher top is what I try to aim for. I don’t want to have to worry about holding my top while bending over. To me, it is so much nicer not having to worry about these kinds of issues.



Well, I suppose I should come to a close now. I really enjoy discussing topics like this, and I hope that you were able to get something out of the words above.



Although I think dressing modestly is the right thing to do, you may disagree. God says in His word…

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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.   

~Ecclesiastes 3:1 ~

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Maybe your time has not come yet… But I sure hope that God will speak to you on this very subject. Only you and God know what is right for your life!



Have a joyful day, and remember to follow the Lord with all your heart!

{I plan on taking one subject from my list of desires each week and talking in depth about that particular subject! I hope you enjoy reading them. My next subject will be on constantly observing God's creation!}



Your Sister In Christ,


6 comments:

Sereina said...

Great post, Jenna, I agree with everything you said! Dressing modestly is important to me too.

Have a blessed day!
-Sereina

Shelley said...

I did enjoy reading this post! I will return to read the about observing God's creation! I checked out your other post. The pictures are beatiful! :)

Lindsay said...

Great post, Jenna!! I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on this subject. I hope you have a blessed Sunday tomorrow! :)

-- Love,
Lindsay <3

Shannon said...

Dear Sister In Christ,

What joy there is in dressing to please our Lord Jesus. To have a pure heart and to wear it in our clothes represents a love for the Lord and respect for others. What a blessing it is for us as daughters of the King to be able to wear feminine clothing, to live as God created us to be, women of the faith. To share His love and holiness in our lives, and in every area of it. Thank you for sharing your thoguths and convictions, and may you continue to grow in Him......


~Shannon~

Eden said...

Jenna, I agree with your perspective on this issue. It's so important to dress modestly! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Jennifer Watson said...

Hello. My name is Jennifer and I recently came across your blog. I started dressing modestly last year and I have not looked back. Ill occasionally wear shorts and capris but I feel more comfortable in skirts. I have a blog as well and I would appreciate it if you looked at it when you have the chance and give me some suggestions as to ehat I should blog about.
God Bless
Jennifer