I just came back from a women's conference with my friend. We belong to a very conservative line of churches. But we had a wonderful time in the Lord on Friday and Saturday. Lots of prayer and worship to the only one who is WORTHY, JESUS!
On Friday night, the speaker spoke on the focus of your faith. If you focus on Jesus, you can become a wave walker like Peter. But if you focus on something or someone other than Jesus you will fall. You can to ANYTHING with Jesus. Just look back to you past for that answer.
The second day she continued to speak about faith but made a comment that I don't agree with. She said that women must wear what the world puts out in the "closet" (store). She said this in speaking to our young ladies.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WEAR WHAT THE WORLD PUTS IN THE CLOSET!!!!!!!!
You have the power to say NO. I will not buy that. I would not be caught dead in that. More importantly, I will not allow my children to wear that.
The Bible is not a book of suggestions. It is a book of commandments. You cannot take one thing and not another. You cannot pick and choose what you want to do and what you don't. If you want to be covered in the blood of Jesus, you must do what is required to the best of your ability and ask forgiveness of the rest.
We are commanded to be separate and holy. We cannot be separate and holy if we look like the fashion magazines and allow our children to dress that way too.
Not looking like the world doesn't mean that you must wear burlap sacks or look like the Amish. You can develop your own style. There are lots of beautiful patterns available and you can makeover thrift store finds. Looking and feeling like the light that God wants you to be takes effort and forethought.
Will you exercise your creativity today? Will you allow God to reveal to you what He wants you to look like? It is so rewarding to be complimented for following His commands.
I should clarify.
I have no problem with the Amish faith. If that is your persuasion, please forgive me.
We do not have to imitate others to please Him. We need to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. We need to adhere to what God has given us.
When we do this, His light will shine on the inside as well as the outside.