Modesty:Does it Matter to God?

I’m so happy that Aly from shepherdshandmaiden.wordpress.com reached out to me to send me this guest post! Hope you all enjoy and will check out her awesome blog! ❤

“Make it a goal that when a guy looks

at you, he will notice the light of CHRIST in your eyes, and 

the radiance of your SMILE, 

rather than being distorted by the outline of your body.”

~~Anonymous

Let’s face it, and be honest now, if you’re wearing short-shorts, skin-tight jeans, low-cut tops, or tank-tops that show your under-clothes, people are going to notice! It draws the eye. It’s distracting.

“… likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness– with good works.”                      (1 Tim. 2:9-10)

Your heart is important. Your relationship with God is everything, and people can see it by your countenance, appearance, and clothing. And all of those reflect your heart.

Girls, you know those days when it’s rainy and gloomy out, or you’re just having a bad day, and you want to wear comfortable sweats and t-shirts? We’ve all had them…  And how about the days when everything is going just as planned, or you got an awesome grade on a hard test, or you’re super excited about something? You want to wear your brightest and happiest outfit and you pick something really cute from your closet before you go out, right? Come on, I can’t be the only one!;) It’s true that what we wear, in even some small way, reflects who we are. It reflects what’s inside of us. So, if you’re a “woman who professes godliness” then what you wear should be reflecting Christ!

If you walk around with skin-tight jeans, short-shorts, etc., then people are going to see you as a woman of the world. Someone who wants to fit in with the image that the world thinks is right to imitate.

“Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.” (Pro. 11:22)

As women who profess godliness, we should be wanting to imitate Christ and what He calls modest and right.

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Cor. 6:19-20)

If you have unbelieving friends that know you’re a Christian, then you should be trying your hardest to show them who Christ is. By the way you act and dress. They notice and will wonder what’s different about you, and then think about the opportunities that gives you to share the Gospel!

Here are two more questions that you should ask yourself when you’re evaluating what you’re wearing:

  • What does this outfit glorify? My body or my beliefs?
  • Would I be comfortable wearing this outfit before the throne of my Father in Heaven?

I hope this was helpful! Have a blessed rest of the day.🙂

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9 thoughts on “Modesty:Does it Matter to God?

  1. This is so true! So many girls at my school look like….
    anyways, I have a question.
    I like to follow trends and keep on my shoe game. Im not trying to fit in the world tho. Is that bad?

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    1. I think that’s ok if you are honoring God with your clothes and not obsessed with being “in”. If you are modest and genuine honoring the Lord that’s totally fine! I really appreciate you asking me Shemaiah!❤❤

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    2. Hi, Shemaiah!
      I really like Caitlyn’s response, but I wanted to add my own little ramble. 😉
      I love learning about new styles and fashions, and I certainly use many of them. I often see outfits that involve tight jeans and switch them out for a jean skirt instead. I think it’s ok to stay aware of the latest styles and maybe fashion is something that God has gifted you with (in which case, come over to my house and please look through my closet). As long as you use your gifts wisely and for God’s glory, He will honor you and guide you in what you do.
      God bless you, sister! (Pretty name, by the way).

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  2. That’s wonderful, I love fashion but I try not to look overdressed. Sometimes when I wear some clothes, I just feel like I shouldn’t be wearing it. This message is very helpful. I’ll make sure I check out your blog. Thanks.

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