Thursday, May 13, 2010

What is Modesty?

I was reading my son's magazine "The Friend" (which can be aquired a and there is a little miny article about modesty. What is modesty? Now days it is so hard to define! Is it making sure you are covered? Is it making sure your shirts aren't too snug? Is is making sure your skirts are long enough? It's tough for most people to define exactly what modesty is. To me it is looking in the mirror and asking, " Would I be comfortable in the presence of the Lord?" If the answer is no, than I need to rethink my clothing choices!

There is a modesty checklist in the magazine article that states:

1. My shoulders are covered.
2. My shirt covers my stomach.
3. My shorts or skirt go to my knees.
4. My shirt is not low-cut.
5. My clothes are not tight.
6. I don't look sloppy.
7. My hair is combed.
8. My clothes are not saggy, torn, or holey to fit in with a style.
9. Labels or words on my clothes are respectful, not rude or offensive.

Seems like a long list for children huh? But we as parents need to start now in preparing our children for the future. Modesty seems like a forgotten law. The Lord wants us to shine because of our countenance, not for our body parts being exposed. We are the examples for the children and adults around us. Be kind to yourself. Take care of the precious body Heavenly Father has given you! It's a blessing to have a body! This seems like such a touchy subject to some people, especially for the ladies! In the scriptures it reads:

"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

We should dress and groom ourselves with praise to the Lord! Not for worldly attention.

Be good to yourselves and thanks for letting me vent! I'm not perfect at this by any means! My hair can be a disaster some days! Some of the clothes I wear seem ok at home and then I go and have to sit and I'm tugging at my shirt in the back! Just try your best to serve the Lord ! He will bless you!!

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