Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. -Emerson
Beloved I seek thee Where can thy be found Up in a cloud Or buried in the ground I search diligently for you, it is you that I seek You’re just like a secret my heart wants to keep So where can I find you my beloved dear I search both up and down and both far and near -Just Plain Bridget
“Beloved” is a word that is used many times in song of Solomon. It is a love story of Jesus and His church.
“As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.” Song of Solomon 2:3 KJV
“My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice. My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;” Song of Solomon 2:3, 9-11 KJV
How beautiful is that? It is like a love story. But the best love story is the one our Lord gave to us.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 KJV
He loved us so much he died for us.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 KJV
This is a controversial topic. One of my most controversial so far. But it has to be said. Now there are different types of headcoverings for different religions.
People are identified by how they look. You can tell a catholic nun by her habit. You can tell a muslim woman by her hijab. Now you know EXACTLY what they believe in or stand for based on their choice of clothes. Why would you go an confuse people as to what you believe in?
When a Christian wears hijab (and don’t think they aren’t out there cause they are), it gives the false idea that they don’t believe in Jesus as their Savior. It makes them appear muslim. They are actually representing another god.
People have often asked me, “Why do you dress the way you do?” It’s sort of a hard question. I can say tradition because as an African American / Puerto Rican American it’s not my tradition. I grew up in jeans. I wore earrings (rather large ones). I wore tight clothing to accentuate my evolving girlish figure.
I transformed myself from that to the modest woman I am. From jeans to skirts and jumpers, to cape dresses only. No jewelry, no makeup. No more platform shoes! But why? Because I want to please God.
“God doesn’t care what I look like”. You may think that but you’d be terribly, horribly wrong. Now when you first discover Christ, you’ll find out that he says come as you are. That part is true but he doesn’t say stay as you are. As you spiritually grow you should want to please God in all areas of your life. That includes wardrobe.
The reason I stopped wearing pants can be found in Deuteronomy 22:5. That passage states:“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.”
In whatever culture you live in, stop wearing what the opposite sex normally wears. “But guys wear kilts”. You don’t see girls wearing kilts. It’s a man tho g so therefore they are not wearing what the opposite sex wears.
The Bible has a standard for dress for women. “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;” 1 Timothy 2:9 KJV
We are not to wear jewels nor weave our hair in grand designs. The wealthy women at the time of the Bible would make their hair in grandiose braids and designs which did not bring glory to God, but was rather pretentious.
In fact, I cover my hair in obedience to scripture. “But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?” 1 Corinthians 11:5-6, 10, 13 KJV
“Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:” 1 Peter 3:3-5 KJV
So I cover my body and I cover my head according to scripture.
Happy Easter or as I prefer to call it. Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Why do I call it Resurrection Sunday? Because Jesus Christ, the Son of God who was crucified on that horrible Friday, buried in that tomb till Saturday arose again to full life on Sunday morning. He is risen! He is alive!
Praise the Lord!
One definition of modesty is the behavior, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency.
plural noun: modesties
“modesty forbade her to undress in front of so many people”
synonyms: unpretentiousness, simplicity, plainness
What are examples of modesty? Well in the 50s, girls had the finger length test in school. The girls had to put their arms down their sides and if their skirt or dress was shorter than their fingertips they had to go home. That may or may not have been extreme. It depends on who you ask.
There are plenty of women walking around with skirts or dresses shorter then that but they wear leggings underneath as if it would make it more modest. Some women even wear leggings to wear with tips alone! As if the leggings were pants. It is incredibly unflattering and immodest (I will not show an example to spare you).
Modesty is not hiding your beauty but saving it.
Christianity is hard. People have fought and died over it. Nowadays (at least in the free countries) you’ll just argue over it. People argue whether a certain passage is for today or not, whether scripture is divinely inspired, and other things. But what does God say?
“But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.”2 Timothy 2:23 KJV
Avoid dumb questions because you know they begin fights.
But it is better to have the truth most of all.
“The Lord render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the Lord delivered thee into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the Lord’s anointed.” 1 Samuel 26:23 KJV
We will get our heavenly rewards if we run the race to completion.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”
Hebrews 12:1 KJV
“A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.”
Proverbs 28:20 KJV
“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Revelation 2:10 KJV
So as long as we have the Truth, and keep it to the end, we will be with Christ.