26 January 2011

Dress Sense!!

I am so inspired by the scripture Titus 2:4 and therefore I am continuing to write on the topic 'Teach the Young Women'. Today I want to discuss the issue of clothing and how we as christian women dress and present ourselves to the rest of the world. God looks on your heart but unfortunately human beings see the outside of you.

From whom do we learn our sense of fashion? Our mums, friends, the catwalk models, movie and rock stars? Who? Fashion is an individual thing and is one of the many outlets through which we are able to express ourselves, so our sense of dress is a reflection of our own personality. What does the outfit that you are wearing say about you? Far too often our clothes announce our arrival and send messages such as; I'm desperate, I'm available, I'm lonely, I'm easy, don't mess with me, I just want to be invisible, I just want to be noticed or I am confident.

When I was slightly 'younger' females in the church weren't allowed to wear trousers, now that might seem archaic to some readers because thankfully we have moved away from the do's and don't and have trusted christian women to follow their own conscience concerning their dress sense. However, far too often we as human beings tend to throw out the baby with the bath water and we now have varied degrees of the interpretation of 'modesty' being revealed.

What I would suggest is that when you go shopping or when dressing yourselves in the morning you remember who you are. You remember that you are valuable and that a very high price was paid for you. Remember that you are royalty and that your very presence should be respected. You are chosen, set apart for a unique purpose and that you are special, one of a kind, there is no one else on this earth like you. Most importantly remember that you are loved. With these thoughts in mind and penetrating the very core of your being you cannot wear anything less than what makes you look your very best.

24 January 2011

Teach the Young Women!

'Teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children' it says in Titus 2:4 but how often is this command carried out or is it more often swept under the carpet for fear of the backlash of Ms Independent.

If the Bible were written in the year 2010 do you think that this verse would have been omitted? Is it still necessary? Is it relevant to the lives of the young women of the 21st Century to be taught how to be sober, how to love their husbands and their children? Do the young women of today really need this I mean they have the mental aptitude to run fortune 500 companies so why on earth do they need to be taught something as simple as how to love their very own families? So what is this all about then?

If you read on the scripture goes further to say ' To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed'. The key to this way of living is in the very last section, so that God's name is kept in honour. God is not about inequality and injustice, in fact He is totally against such things (Gal 3:28 there is neither bond nor free, male nor female etc). So these verses of scripture were not written to put women down, quite the contrary. A home that's foundations are rooted in love is a home where each member is truly liberated and is free to express themselves and be all they were meant to be to reach their God given potential.