I know that my posts about feminine modesty are the reason why many of you visit my blog, yet I haven’t written about it in awhile. My days have been full of gardening and all of the family things! But today I would love to take a moment to encourage you if the Lord has led you to dress in both a distinctly feminine and modest way.
What we wear matters, friends. While some may dress modestly without much of a changed heart, being discreet and feminine in our dress can also be evidence of a walk with the Lord.
In my experience, when we choose to dress in modest skirts and dresses for God, we are taking our faith seriously. It is all so easy to just dress the way the rest of the world does! It takes effort to swim upstream. It is not exactly easy to find modest apparel in many stores these days. Most of us must resort to second hand shopping, or shopping online.
Before I go any further, I would like to mention that much of what I’m saying today is simply my experience. Yes, I believe the Lord has led me to it. There is no way I would dress the way I do without His guidance and leading! But your walk is not mine, and I can not claim to know what is best for you.
So anyhow, back to me. From my experience, once the Lord opened my eyes to the value of dressing both femininely and modestly, I do so when my walk with Him is strong. My desire is to please Him, and Him only. I know that dressing this way is to be a missionary of sorts among a people who are deeply confused about who God created them to be.
But sometimes, I walk through a trial and my faith might waver. This is when my clothing choices start to slip. Now, I do have a couple of “line in the sand” standards when it comes to my clothing that I do not cross. But I usually forgo my most pious outfits when I’m floundering.
I’ve noticed that I usually do the same thing when I am with a new group of people for the first time. I want to fit in as best as possible, so I choose clothing that might look a bit closer to what the rest of the world is wearing.
Is lack of trust and people pleasing important to the Lord?
No, it’s not.
I’d like to take these scenarios a step further, and say that during these times I am walking in sin. Not for my clothing choices, but for my lack of trust in God and for my desire to please others more than I please Him.
But when my thoughts are focused completely on the Lord, I naturally want to behave in a holy and meek manner. These things just overflow to my clothing choices.
When I was younger, I took great pride in my appearance. Now I know that I must run from that! I must turn the other way completely.
When it comes to clothing, there is nothing nicer than a modest skirt or dress that points other people to the fact that I am a woman. If this isn’t evidence of my faith, I don’t know what is. If you knew me before my true faith in God, you would know what I mean.
I hope you are encouraged today, friends. Know that you too can run from immodesty and into the arms of God. We shouldn’t be afraid to be labeled legalistic. If the Lord has asked this of us and we do it, that is all that matters.
Direct my footsteps according to your word;Psalm 119:133
let no sin rule over me.
Walking in His Word is counter-cultural. But we can do this, friends!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope your day is blessed!