Monday, April 15, 2013

Modesty Starts in the Inside and Works its Way Out...

Woman Reading in the Garden by Marie Spartali Stillman


"Let me say first that modesty doesn’t begin with our clothing. It starts in the heart. When we’re right with God—walking in purity and humility before Him—it will be reflected in a modest appearance.

The problem with the pharasees was that their relationship with God was all physical and outward. The heart and soul wasn't affected by their faith. Sadly, women today use this same excuse when it comes to modest dressing. They claim their heart is pure and that is what is most important.

However, that is not the complete picture. If our heart is full of God, it will overflow into everything we think, say and do. It will overflow into our clothing as well. The complete picture of modesty is finally spoken out loud through your dress. It says:
"I am a follower of Christ. I understand that I was bought at a price. I understand that my adornment affects many around me. I can keep a pure environment by my proper conduct. I can keep thoughts focused on Him, rather than myself."
Let us love Him from the inside out! Let us be overfilled, overflowed and live in His abundance, in every way of our lives."

~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss


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4 comments:

  1. Excellent quote, my friend. thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Nice hearing from you! Hope your goat journey is going well :)

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  2. So, so true. I recently read a book on modesty by Tim Challies that also brought up the point that modesty really is a heart issue. A good reminder in a world where so much of the modest/immodest conversation centers on the outward appearance alone.

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    1. I really think it is a "faith without works" issue when you boil it all down...

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