Modesty, Inside and Out!
My name is Anna Foster, and I am so glad I have the opportunity to write this post. I would like to thank Madelyn so much for asking me to write on her 'What I Wore Wednesday' post. I think modesty is a great theme to be thinking about. I am twelve years old, and my family home schools. Some of my favorite things are music, art, acting, writing, and crafting. I have a twin Brother and wonderful parents. My dad is a professional photographer, and my mom is a stay home mom, and my teacher. Madelyn and I have been friends for five or six years now, I believe. I hope you enjoy what I have to say!
One of my favorite things to do is shop. I love clothes, shoes, nail polish, doing hair, and everything about fashion. But, I want to honor God in how I dress. Of course everyone has their own opinion on what to call modest or immodest, but just same, some things are obviously not appropriate. Some things to wear are over-the-top. Like these shoes...They make me go bananas! Modesty isn't just about what you wear, it's mostly how you act, what you do, and what you say. This subject isn't really taken to heart by the average woman these days, but yet it should one of our main goals in life. Like I said, most women and girls don't really take the time to think about modesty, but that's just it, we as Christians don't need to be average. I think that if we are Christians, that gives us all the more reason to act and dress modestly. This is so we can be good examples to those whose are not Christians. God has provided good scriptures in the Bible to help us be more Godly women.
Proverbs 3:15She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.but my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the only daughter of her mother, the favorite of the one who bore her. The young women saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines praised her.Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
Proverbs 31 is a great passage from the bible to help us be more Godly women:
10[b]A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:29 “Many women do noble things,but you surpass them all.”30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
There are also many good examples of Godly women in the Bible. Ruth, Esther, Mary, and others, but these women are my favorite. We need to act and dress in a gentle way that does draw attention to ourselves. If we do get noticed we want it to be for our Godly ways.
Also, as far as actions, there are things we can do to help an encourage others. Writing a friendly card to someone that might simply say, “I love you”, would make someone's day. For one thing, they would be so honored to be thought of, and that you took the time to do something nice for them, and for another, they got something in the mail that wasn't a bill. But making something to eat, a card, a small gift, or even a hug and a five minute conversation would show love to someone. Complementing people is another thing, and letting them know that you care and notice them. And just saying 'thank you' makes someone feel good. Speaking positively really means a lot in how you act. If you speak negatively all the time, no one will want to be around you. We want to do our best in building people up, and we always want to have good speech around others as well. Remember, we are not doing this just to please the world, but to please God. We are never going to be perfect, and sometimes we will be discouraged, but with God all things are possible. Pray, and ask God to help you be more like Godly women, showing others how Christian women and girls act. Be someone people look up to. Make it obvious that you are doing your best to serve God, and that you are showing Modesty. Inside and Out!
Was that not a wonderful post?! Thank you so much for guest blogging, Anna! Have a great day everyone and stay tuned for more Modesty With A Purpose posts. =)