Friday, June 28, 2013

When Truth Becomes Popular...

I am so excited and thrilled to see more and more churches,
 Christians and ministries tackle biblical teachings that 
affect women.  I believe God is awakening us to His truths
 in these last days.  It's been awesome to see a resurgance
of teachings on modesty and headcovering in
 the past number of years.  Hallelujah!  

But with this awakening comes a great responsibility.   
When it comes to practical application - let us
 inquire of the Lord and search His Word
and not just blindly play 'follow the leader'.  
We do not  know someone's heart the way God does.  
The standard or model someone is currently practicing 
may not be the final standard God is calling them to.   
 Or that dear sister may still be battling the flesh and not 
be walking in total surrender when it comes to her wardrobe.
Satan has a way of tickling ears, being sneaky,
 making wrong appear right, and clouding our focus.   
Be careful of thoughts such as...
'surely God doesn't want me to appear different'...  or 
'but in today's culture...'
or 'but she's a great Christian and she...' and on and on.
If God desires us to abstain from the very appear-
ance of evil - (I Thess. 5:22)
what might He be asking in regard to our closet?

I found these verses sobering today...
God is speaking of cutting off people who...
 "have turned back from following the Lord,and have not sought the Lord, nor inquired of Him." 
(from Zeph. 1:6)

I want to be inquiring of Him - trusting you do too ~Joyce

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Meghan's Testimony of Converting to Skirts...

There are so many wonderful stories of the
 Lord leading persons to dress more modestly.
  Today I'm sharing another one with you...
This sweet gal has been blogging her modesty testimony and con-
version to full-time skirt wearing on her blog First Comes Love
  With her permission - I invite you to go have a good read!  
She states that her journey "all really came from the Lord. 
There was no one particular friend, no blog, no church leader 
who sat (her) down and said that (she) should wear skirts 
all the time and then outlined all the reasons...
 It was the Lord, and ... (she) knew He was guiding (her)."  
I love that!

Meghan also has posts that share:

* The challenges of a husband on a different page as it relates to modesty

* The benefits of skirts

* Her personal standards of modesty

You'll love her spirit and the many tips and
 homemaking topics that abound on her blog.
  Thanks Meghan for sharing some of your story with us!

Praying for you this day ~Joyce

Monday, June 17, 2013

An Instant Witness....

One of the amazing things about wearing a headcovering 
is the instant witness it gives to those around us.  
I am convicted to wear my headcovering during all 
waking hours.  So when I am out shopping - yes - I am 'covered'.
 Recently at a shoe store... a young male employee came up to me and wished me a good evening - 
wondering how I was and if I had had a good day.  
I assured him I did have a good day and inquired of his as well.  
I was pleasantly surprised when he responded that it was a 
good day to be with his Creator.  I had to smile.  
We went on to have a brief and pleasant chat - 
realizing that we were both choosing to live for Jesus. 
I am fully convinced this young man approached me 
in the manner he did and shared the things he did 
because of my headcovering and modest dress.  
They instantly speak 'daughter of the King' or someone of faith 
and may give someone else an opportunity to 'give witness' as well.
Obedience has many blessings - a good testimony is one of them!
My friends fabric shopping - or 'being a witness' in Walmart :)
 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season... 2 Timothy 4:2a 
Be a bright witness in this dark world ~Joyce

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

An Awesome Modesty Video...

This video offers some of the best I've seen/heard 
easy-to-listen-to teaching on the subject of modesty. 
It includes biblical thoughts on what modesty looks like and why.
(used with permission)

Disclaimer - When I share from another ministry - I am not necessarily
endorsing every aspect or doctrine of that ministry.

May we have ears to hear ~ Joyce

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Veil or Long Hair?

As some persons read I Corinthians 11:1-16 (see side bar) - 
they conclude that the head covering referred to is long hair.  
I, on the other hand, believe a separate veiling is called for.  
Since I keep my posts short - here are my top 5 reasons for why 
I believe a separate cloth covering is the head covering. 

1.  The whole text - including it's praying and prophesying 
references - indicates something that can be taken on and off.

2.  Paul was very literate.  There was no reason for him to 
beat around the bush.  If he meant to say - 'every woman who 
prays...without long hair dishonors her head...' - 
he could have said that.  Or he could have said
 'Is it pray without long hair?' (verse 13) - 
but he didn't say it that way either.  
Instead - he refers to being covered and uncovered.

3.  Church history shows us that a separate head covering 
of some sort is what was understood and worn.
 (Incidentally, the evidence is pretty overwhelming...)

 4.  The Greek word translated long hair in verse 15 
is completely different than the Greek word used for
 covered in the previous verses of the chapter.

5.  There are modern day testimonies of evil being 
thwarted as a result of a woman having her head 
covered by a separate veil....too many to ignore!  
(Some of these will appear in future posts I'm sure.)

Let's keep praying and seeking the Spirit's leading.  
I love you in Jesus! ~Joyce