Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Headcovering Movement? Wow - An Answer to Prayer...

For years I have prayed and asked the Lord to help his church 
become convinced of the scriptural teaching of headcovering.  
If more pastors and lay persons would practice and teach 
this truth - what a blessing that would be to those who 
are trying to be obedient to His Word in this area.   
Not to mention the blessings of simple obedience!
 God is answering my prayer and I'm sure the prayer of untold others.  
Just yesterday I stumbled upon a website that has me so exited.  
Check out their introductory video...

Officially this site is teaching that headcovering 
is a practice for corporate worship - 
which it certainly is.  But I believe it is for more!
 The website also offers a free ebook by K. P. Yohannan 
(It's small - great for printing & handing out!)
Within its pages, the author acknowledges that
headcovering extends beyond corporate worship. 
 There are also beautiful testimonies that give
 witness to covering beyond the church service.  
Praise be to Jesus for bringing this teaching to
 light to the church in these last days! 

I can't wait to see what happens next!  ~Joyce

Friday, July 5, 2013

Headcovering Testimony...

I love to share testimonies of dear ones who have been 
prompted by the Lord to take Him at His Word
 and have begun the journey of head covering.
  Jennifer is such a gal and I have recently
 been introduced to her and her blog...
I love this quote from her post where she explains 
her change in appearance to her blogging visitors...

"It is a gift and a treasure to be called one of the children of God and
 we should not be ashamed."  

In addition, below is her testimony in brief that she
 shared with some of her facebook friends... (used with permission)
I felt led to wear a head covering several years ago, but knew I had to wait for the Lord to work on my husband's heart as that is not something the modern christian world does, much less the secular world. Fast forward about 5 years, and my husband voiced his concern as to why we were not abiding in 1 Corinthians 11:1-16. So we surrendered to the Lord's calling and I started wearing a head covering. Unfortunately, after 6 months I started having problems with the coverings fitting and hurting my head so I stopped wearing them. Six months later and under intense conviction from the Lord, I resolved my issues by designing and making my own. I wear my coverings from the moment I wake up until I go to bed, minus the shower. :) 
Her website, Mama Economics,  is all about living a biblical debt free life.
(But there are other great Christian topics too.)
Go meet her and be blessed!
Thanks Jennifer for sharing with us today ~Joyce

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Great Signs Point the Way...

When I venture out to scavage at yard sales on the 
weekends (a favorite past time of mine!) - 
there's something I've found interesting.  
The yard sales that are the easiest to find are
 the ones that have great signs pointing the way...
 It's most helpful when the next sign - leading to the 
same sale - is similar in appearance or the same color...
If one of the signs happens to look completely different 
than the rest - I question whether it's for the same sale.  
It confuses me.  (and these signs occur way more than I'd like)

Now I realize no analogy is perfect - so I hope you can catch my heart...

I firmly believe the same is true of us.  Our message 
(that we love Jesus, have surrendered our whole lives to Him 
and want others to do the same!) 
is the least confusing when our appearance is consistent.  
Even though I believe we should not necessarily  
follow others - but rather Christ and His Word... 
the fact remains that others are watching and observing us.  
I think we'd be surprised what unbelievers notice in 
those proclaiming to be Christ followers.
We are each walking signs for Jesus - like it or not.

So whether we're at the beach, at a baseball game,
 shopping at the mall, hanging with gal pals, 
or in church - what a testimony to portray a modest 
appearance with a modest spirit in each situation.
And since I believe headcovering is a biblical
 teaching even for this modern day - I strive to
 be consistent in this area as well.
(After all - the angels are watching!)

Consistency is a beautiful thing!  ~Joyce