Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Distinctly Female - Does It Matter?

As a woman - how important is it to look like a woman?  Does God care about that?
  Let me offer some thoughts...
We have all grown quite accustomed to seeing women in pants.  
It has become a way of life.  But let me assure you when women first started 
wearing pants - it wasn't just the Christians who were in an up roar - 
it was seen as distinctly going into the male world. 
Now ladies - let me ask you - are you prepared to get accustomed to seeing men 
wear skirts?  When I see this (and I have!)- something within me cries 'no!' 
It's just 'wrong' and my spirit knows it.
  I don't want to get used to it!  And I pray you don't either.

Currently - our fashion industry is bringing feminine dress to the male population.  
These images are from a 2013 runway collection in London... 
(and yes - there is a decidedly homosexual emphasis here.)

Source for images
Are you surprised?  Satan loves to blur lines... to make things gray... 
to have us question 'hath God said?'.  Some refer to this as 'a slippery slope'.  
Trouble is - once you're headed down a slope - it's hard to stop - 
let alone turn around and go back up (think sledding down an icy hill!)  
Wouldn't it be better to not go down the hill to begin with?

I can assure you that in bible times - there was something very distinct about the 
female and male garments of that time -regardless of what teaching you may have heard.   
No Godly person would have tried to be gender confusing in their attire.  
After all - it was God who said  "A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth 
unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever 
doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God."  Deut. 22:5  
When our appearance is not clearly different from our male counterparts - we are on a slippery slope. 
 (Yes, I realize there may be times or activities that call for pants to be worn - but this can 
still be done in a distinctly modest and feminine way as I've posted about earlier.)  

 As women - we are designed and created by God to be drawn to the opposite sex - 
not our own. 
The first thing another notices about us is our appearance.  What do we want to portray? 
  Homosexuality is not a new thing by any stretch of the imagination - but it is a sin.  
(God said it - not me!)
 I want to stay far removed from it.  Wearing unisex or gender neutral clothing, 
blurring the lines of distinction or crossing the lines all are dangerous territory.  
Certainly - Satan is smiling to himself as we become more
 'progressive' in our attire and churches.  I don't want him to smile at me!
(and my apologies for a longer post than usual...)

1 comment:

Carolyn Myer said...

Well said, Joyce. Thanks for giving thought to this and taking the time to post. It's foolish for us to be surprised when we see guys in girlie clothes. Sad and sickened, yes. Surprised, no.