I welcome you to this edifying edition, in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the last publication, I showed you the relevance of decent dressing. Today, I shall be teaching on “Dress Sense.”
Clothing has been an important expression of our ethnicity, social status, personal identity, generation and of course, style and fashion.
Even though you are created a free moral person, with the capacity to make decisions, you have to ensure your dressing is to primarily glorify God. Your dressing should make you and everyone around you ‘comfortable’ (1 Corinthians 6:12). You should ask yourself: What does my dress tell others about me? Does it draw attention to ‘me’ or bring glory to God? 1 Timothy 2:9-10 says: 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; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Moreover, let me ask you this question: What does it mean to dress modestly and decently? Though styles have changed from generation to generation with new styles emerging from time to time; nonetheless, modesty never changes. Modesty may come in different forms, but it will always be modesty, no matter the generation or the current fashion trends.
For instance, modest clothes cannot expose a woman’s physical features that are sensitive and not meant for public eye. Not only does modesty require that certain body parts be completely covered, but also that the shape of our bodies be not unnecessarily and immodestly emphasised by tight fitting clothes.
Furthermore, dressing with propriety, means dressing appropriately. It means there is a difference in the way we dress for a sports activity, a casual event, and formal occasions. But all occasions call for modesty in our dress sense, whether we’re on the beach or sitting in church.
Therefore, take personal responsibility for your life, pay attention to how you comport yourself and you will surely be positively different. How you comport yourself will determine how far you go in the race of life because your packaging will always affect your product; refuse to live your life carelessly.
A decent and proper dress sense can only be possible, when you are in a relationship with your Maker. By having that relationship, you need to confess your sins and accept Him as your Lord and personal Saviour. Are you ready for this new birth experience? If you are ready, please say this prayer with me: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations! You are now born again! Till I come your way next time, please call or write, and share your testimonies with me through: Email: email@example.com, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).