Yesterday was SO MUCH FUN! Thank you all for linking up and showing off your super cute, feminine and modest fashions! I seriously had to repent for all the coveting I was doing - you all really have style! :)
Speaking of style...
Whose ready to clean out their closets with me and get rid of those immodest pieces of clothing we keep holding onto? Whose ready to keep only those stylish modest things hanging around? If you're ready, let's do it!
Here is your challenge (shall you accept):
Go through your drawers and closet and pull out anything you have doubts about. Once you've done that, go through all the things you've pulled out and evaluate whether or not that particular piece of clothing A.) makes you feel seductive, or B.) know it's immodest and just haven't wanted to face it. Ready for the hard (but liberating) part? CHUCK IT! If you think you can redeem it by using it in layers or some other such way, keep it, but have a new perspective on how you will wear it. For the items you are truly unsure about, go to God and ask Him.
Remember, the ultimate issue is a heart attitude, so go into this closet clean out challenge with a humble spirit and willing heart - He will guide you.
Here is a very well stated, articulate article on modesty from a lovely young lady named Breezy Tulip entitled Our First Beauty - A Call to Modesty (found on her blog, a bowl of moss & pebbles). Enjoy:
Despite the stereotypes, the point of modesty is not to distastefully cover every inch of flesh and look like a sack of potatoes. God is The Artist, Creator of the Universe, and dictates true Loveliness. We have to pick what clothes we wear every day, so let’s look at where it all starts - the heart.
If our hearts truly belong to the Lord, we will be living to please Him and actively showing love to others. Including the guys. I mean true, genuine love that sees past the outside, caring for their souls and edifying them in their walk with Christ. As daughters of the King, we are called to this life of service called true love.
God created woman to complement and complete man. Our position as a man’s help-meet is not inferior, but essential to the man’s role as leader. So as encouragers, blessings and life-givers, that includes the way we dress. Men that are pursuing a deep relationship with Jesus don’t appreciate stumbling blocks, meaning immodesty. Have we considered that this can cause our brothers to have impure and corruptive thoughts? Men are visually assaulted on a daily basis, and in our culture it is increasingly difficult to keep one’s thoughts pure. We women aspiring to godliness need to reevaluate our hearts and our wardrobes.
Beauty of heart is a struggle we all face. None of us will ever get it perfectly down pat, but that’s the adventure God has called us to, learning to trust and obey Him who freely gives grace for it all. When the world looks at us, what will they see? An unsatisfied woman’s body? Or the forgiven soul of a woman filled with God’s grace and love?
As their sisters, we should be helping to protect the eyes and thoughts of the men around us, and it is our duty to refrain from echoing Hollywood’s constant trends of exposing what God ordained to be covered. Setting our eyes to holiness and truth, let goodness and grace be our first beauty, radiating humility, warmth and loveliness. Biblical femininity will embolden our men to become the strong godly leaders God has called them to be.
“A chaste, pure woman can draw others to the Savior (1 Peter 3:1-2). As women we can either choose to highlight our female body by wearing teasing or revealing clothes or we can choose to draw attention to our soul and to our Lord.” Wanda Kennedy Sanseri, God's Priceless Woman
Now, onto the challenge...
Ready, Set, Go!