Hey beautiful people
I hope you’ve all had a great week thus far? I decided to do a follow up post to last weeks write up on modesty! Previously we discussed that there is more to modesty than the clothes a person chooses to wear, it’s a heart matter. A willingness to totally surrender your all (your life choices) to God.
Another important point to remember from last weeks blog is that people’s views on what modest clothing ‘looks’ like, varies from person to person. This is why it’s so important for us NOT to imitate how other human beings live, but to imitate Christ. Follow His standards, He should be our ultimate role model not man. This helps avoid disappointment resulting from heartbreak due to a leader slipping up, which is why people should not put leaders on high pedestals. They are human beings like you and me, they have a lot of responsibilities and we should not weigh them down with the chains of having to live up to our ‘unrealistic expectations’. God doesn’t call us to follow our pastor, parents, grandparents, leaders, or even me but Christ alone. It’s great to have good role models in life, but they should NEVER take God’s place. Therefore don’t look at what another sister in Christ is wearing, look to Christ and listen to what the Holy Spirit is telling you about your wardrobe.
1 Peter 2:21 ~ “For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.”
Now I’m sure many of you have asked yourself the question ‘WERE can I actually find modest clothing’…I know I have, so I’m going to share a few places you can potentially try. ASOS have a modesty line and they frequently do great discounts (You can get 20%-25% off, and occasionally these codes can be applied to sale items too). Primark sale a lot of decently priced sophisticated cute looking long cardigans, so if you live in the U.K. keep your eyes peeled. They do have other pretty items too. I’m not 100% sure if H&M still have a modesty range but it’s worth looking on their website and doing your own research. There are a few online stores which provide modesty range sections for customers, but they are not always clearly advertised. I’m sure that there are plenty of local stores and online stores that have great items but you just have to dig them out (literally). Plus if you know of any Christian retailers or stores which have a modesty range, please do share their details with your fellow sisters via commenting on this post.
Some wardrobe ideas/suggestions
^^ Just a few decent bits I recently found on ASOS. I do understand this may not be everyone’s cup of tea though ☕️!
Lastly I’d like to state that one should not spend all their time focusing on clothes, or trying to amass a high number of fancy apparel. We are not supposed to make clothing the centre of our lives, such a way of living is worldly. Christ should be at the centre of our hearts, as there is so much more to life than the materialistic items we own. Also one must guard against becoming obsessed with clothes, and buying a new outfit every time they go out, as this is an unhealthy habit to cultivate and can lead to debt. And remember true modesty comes from within, it’s about having a heart willing to obey Christ the King.
Matthew 6:25 ~ That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
1 Peter 3:3 ~ Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.
Have a beautiful day people and a blessed weekend filled with the joy of the Lord.
Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart