I gave a little peek into my closet today by doing a video on modest fashion ideas for the fall/winter seasons. Going through my closet and really seeing how much it has transformed was so reflective for me of the work that The Most High has done in my heart the past couple of years. It is no secret that Abba has been very patient with me and gracious in how much conviction He has placed on my heart at once. I would have never imagined walking down those runways at fashion week years ago (drenched in expensive apparel and half naked), that I would be chatting with you now about modesty. How amazing is the God we serve? If I had known then how much peace and joy would come along with honoring the Lord in this way, I would have done it a long time ago. The world has this way of tricking us into believing that we are happy. Everyone would look at my life back then with envy; wishing they could be in my painful stiletto shoes. The truth is that I was broken. The truth is that I was lost in deception and unfilled by everything the world told me I needed.
So, my modesty journey goes a little something like this...
Year 1 - Getting back into digging into the scriptures... woah okay... God commands modesty... I'm not doing that. I think I can do that. Kinda sorta get it... I'm trying.
Year 2- Ohhhhh... this is a heart thing. That explains a lot. Am I loving myself or others more? Am I honoring Abba when I wear this? Am I loving others by wearing this? These were totally new questions for me. Am I pointing to self? I have lots of work to do.
Year 3- Working on deliverance... meekness... simplicity. There's so much more to this then covering my boobs. Discovered headcovering during a fast... this changes everything. Do I want to be set apart as a daughter of the King or blend in as a child of the world? This is so much more... this is identity.
What I have realized modesty is not:
1. It's not Weird. It may be strange to the world, but we are called to be a peculiar set apart people.
2. It's not religious. It's an outward reflection of the inward heart.
3. It's not just about clothing. It's a worship, behavior, attitude, and an attribute of love.
4. It's not about oppression, suppression, or repression. It's about freedom. Freedom from the lies of the world.
It's a journey and we are all in different places and stages in our faith walk. We are called to encourage one another to walk more closely with Abba Father in word, deed, and intent. We keep Yahweh's commandments because we LOVE him. This is truly an act of love, and as we fall more in love with Him and less in love with the world our outward appearance will reflect that more and more.
If you haven't checked out the video from today check out the link below. Yah bless you guys. I love you so much.