Girls, The Way You Dress Is Appalling

I’m about to write about something that is very disturbing to me but probably is not to the majority in America today but anyway here it goes…

Last night I saw several young girls standing outside a building wearing very short dresses with low plunging necklines and shorts that were way too short.  These girls were also wearing lots of makeup and they were eyeing every young man that came close with yearning, lustful eyes.  Was this outside a lounge or bar?  No!  It was outside a church.

My daughter had invited me and my husband to attend a Sunday night worship service with her family.  She and her first husband are divorced and it was his weekend to have the boys so they attended services with him on Easter Sunday morning.  She wanted her two boys to attend Easter services with her so since our church was not having evening services we attended a larger non-denominational church in our area.

I was walking beside my very handsome fourteen year old grandson and as we approached a group of girls standing outside laughing and chatting they turned to check him out.  He didn’t even notice nor did his younger brother who is equally handsome and eleven years old.  I’m thankful for that!

I’m not a prude and I know that it’s normal for young girls to like boys and vice versa but what was so appalling to me was the way they were dressed.  They had on very short dresses.  The dress length was above their mid thigh and some were barely covering their bottoms and they were about to go in for church services dressed like this.  A few of the girls even had on very short shorts.

Appalled means greatly dismayed or horrified and that’s exactly how I felt.  No one else seemed to notice but I couldn’t help but wonder…where are these young girls mothers?  Where is the father’s or grandmother’s who are not afraid to say…”I think that dress (or shorts) are too short young lady and you’re not leaving the house dressed like that!”

You can call me old fashioned and you would be correct.  No, I don’t think girls should wear their dresses down to their ankles or necklines up to their necks but I do think they should dress modestly.  These girls should not be dressing provocative with the motive to make men lust after them but that’s exactly what they are doing and they’re doing it on purpose.  I find this very distasteful.  Someone needs to teach these young ladies the proper way to dress.

And while I’m on the subject…I don’t think any Christian girl should be a Majorette strutting out on the football field on a Friday night with nothing more than a one piece bathing suit shiny and sparkly with nylons, high top boots and lots of thick makeup on.  They then gyrate and dance provocatively to pulsating rock music and this is okay with the adults sitting in the stands?  Not to me it’s not.

I had a sister in law who kept asking me why our beautiful daughter didn’t go out for Majorette and I hemmed and hawed but I told my husband the next time she asked I was going to tell her the truth…because I didn’t want my daughter dressing like a slut, dancing like a lounge lizard on the football field on Friday night for all the boys and men to drool after. Is that plain enough?  The same thing goes for cheerleaders too. Mama’s where are you?  Shamefully, most of these girl’s mama’s are born again Believers who attend church every Sunday morning but see nothing wrong with their daughters performing lustful dances on Friday night.  No way would they allow them to dance in a lounge but the only difference is the atmosphere or the arena.  One is in a dark, smoke filled room with drinks being served, the other is on a field where some of the men have already had a beer or two.

This is what’s wrong with the Church…the Church looks so much like the world the world can’t tell the difference. Wake up Mom and Dad!  Teach your family the truth of God’s Word.

I talk to my grandsons fairly often about choosing a Godly young woman to date and one day marry.  One afternoon while having this conversation my oldest grandson told me there were no good girls in his high school to date and I thought…how sad.  He also said they wear too much makeup.

A few weeks ago he, my husband and I were eating at a restaurant and our little waitress was pretty and friendly.  I made the comment that she was interesting looking to which my grandson replied…”she’s wearing too much makeup” and he was right.  She had on bright red lipstick.  A young girl should never look like she’s posing for Playboy magazine.

I want my three grandsons to marry a girl who has a heart after God and dresses to please Him and not to awaken youthful lust in men.  Girls, save that for your husband in the bedroom after marriage…that’s the place to dress like that.

“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

Timothy admonishes the women to dress in modest apparel.  He simply is saying to dress showing regard for decency.  This certainly means not to wear a plunging neckline showing everything you’ve got up top or hemline reaching just below your bottom!

After church we went to an Italian restaurant to eat and standing outside was another group of young girls and one had shorts so short you could see her cheeks and I’m not talking about the ones on her face!  I was so embarrassed for my husband, son in law and my two young grandsons.  It was awful the way these girls were dressed to go out in public and eat at a nice upscale restaurant in the city.

Young ladies, if no one has told you, I’m telling you…watch how you dress.

A Voice

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Death to Death

This morning as the Pastor preached he mentioned Jesus died on the cross and my mind began to wander off on it’s own as it so often does.

It is Resurrection Sunday, so naturally he spoke of our Savior’s suffering on the cross. He told of Joseph from Arimathaea who came to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus who he placed in his own tomb. Jesus only borrowed it for in three days He got up and walked out.

It was about this point in the sermon that I began to think about the icy cold, clammy hands of death grasped Jesus and held Him firmly inHis clutch refusing to let Him go. Death thought he had won but No! Jesus broke free from the death grip of Death and rose victorious from the grave. Because He broke free and conquered Death we go free also! Death to Death because Jesus conquered Death for you and me.

Then I began to ponder this…Jesus was free before His death ever happened. Jesus predicted His death, burial and resurrection. He knew Death could not hold Him.

As Believers, we too know the outcome of our death before it happens. We also will rise again! How do I know? Because Jesus brought death to Death. It no longer has a hold on you and me because Jesus got us victory over it.

He got up on Resurrection Sunday and we will too!

A Voice

Sharing From My Heart

Can I share with you from my heart? Okay, I’m assuming you said “yes”.😊 Some of you read my post this morning about hard times and not getting discouraged. I appreciate the Likes and Comments but that’s not why I do it. My scripture post and comments are to help others…to bring some encouragement and remind you that God is still there and He still loves you. The Lord knows in this day and time we all need an encouraging word! Some of you never hear that and that’s why I post.

Back to sharing…a few years ago I was bombarded with one trial after another. It was as if the devil was splattering me in the face with one rock filled snowball after another. Yes, some kids use to do that when I was little…not fair, but neither is the devil. I was taking a pounding but I kept reading my Bible, I kept praising Jesus, I kept going to church, I kept on smiling and I continued to pray and worship Him. It seemed like the heavens were brass. The devil would say…nothing is going to change, Jesus has forgotten you, your going to lose this time, and blah, blah, blah. I turned a deaf ear to his threats and lies and kept standing in faith. It was extremely difficult when I saw others getting their blessings, but I knew in my heart of hearts that God hadn’t forgotten me and that He would come through just like He promised in His Word. I grew even more closer to Him bc I stuck my nose in the Bible. Whenever I felt especially low I took a double dose of His Word and praised Him extra loud. I wanted the devil to see he had not won!

I know this is long but I came through every one of those trials with sweet victory…not because I’m a faith giant but because of my strength in Jesus Christ and the promise of His Word. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

I share this to encourage you to stay full of faith in God. He is a faithful God and He will never fail you!

The Culture War

There’s a war going on and many don’t even know it.   No, it’s not WWIII but a culture war and you’re in it whether you know it or not.

What is this Culture War, you may ask?  It is the culture clashing with Christianity.  Some like to call it “the moral majority or right” and that’s fair too because Christians are “followers of Jesus” and He wrote the Book on morals.

Morals do matter.  I want to repeat that for emphasis.  Morals do matter, but many today would say the opposite and okay, they are sometimes referred today as the “Left”.  You could argue they “left” their morals behind.  I’m not trying to be “tongue in cheek” but it does seem to be the case if you look at what they ‘stand’ for or maybe ‘don’t stand for’.  I’m just being honest here.

Culture seems to support immorality while Christianity supports morality.  Culture tries to redefine you…your identity and beliefs.  Culture wants to change your whole ideology.  Culture has an agenda.  Culture will ask you to compromise.  Culture wants change.  Culture clashes with Christianity and this is why we have a “Culture War” occurring.

Christianity will always clash with culture because men and women who follow Jesus and His teachings will create conflict.  Jesus said Himself that the world hated him and they will hate us also (because we believe in Him.)

Culture wants to idealize beliefs that are contrary to the Bible and will use Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows, magazines, books, sports, education, political figures, government and even Preachers in the pulpit to promote their agenda.  Their idolatry (which is self/human worship) will always align itself against loyalty to God.

Today was the March for Life rally in Washington, DC, a march to end abortion and I believe that will happen.   The theme was “Love Saves Life”, which is so appropriate.  Culture teaches, if a pregnant woman doesn’t want the baby, just kill it.  They tell her go get an abortion.  Christianity teaches that a baby is a human life, precious and should be protected, especially in its mother’s womb.  This culture ideology that a baby in the womb is not a human life and thereby doesn’t deserve protection (if the woman believes that) has resulted in the killing of 60 million babies in the U.S. alone since Roe vs. Wade in 1973.  Tragic!

This war will continue but we can’t stop fighting for the right.  Let your voice be heard.  Tell others the “good news” of the Gospel.  There is life in Jesus Christ.  He is the giver of life.

For the right and life,

The Voice

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Is Truth?

In today’s world we have so much “Fake News” it’s hard to know when someone is actually telling the truth or not.  As a result many have left Mainstream Media sources and now rely on alternative news sources but it’s very important to know the truth.  Not knowing the truth could mean the difference between life and death. I’m not trying to exaggerate or be dramatic.  Truth is serious business.

Jesus Christ was on trial before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, for saying He was King of the Jews.  We read the account in John 18.

Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then?  Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king.  To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.  Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.  Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?  And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.”    John 18: 37-38 KJV

Just recently Oprah Winfrey made headlines at the 75th annual Golden Globes for saying during her acceptance speech that “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.”  Your truth, not the truth Oprah?  NBC found “Oprah’s truth” so profound, that they declared her our “future president” in a tweet…that they later deleted.

Oprah has a huge following and there’s no doubt she’s rich, famous and one of the most popular celebrities in society today but there’s a huge fallacy with her statement.

What is truth?

Simply defined, truth is God’s standard.  That’s the meaning of truth whether you like it or not.  You see, truth does not depend on you or I at all.  There’s the truth and then there is man’s opinion.  Truth-God’s standard, wisdom vs Opinion-Man’s thoughts, man’s wisdom.  You see the difference?  Big difference!  Right?  God’s Wisdom vs Man’s Wisdom!  Who is wiser?  God!  He is the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and he made little ole me and you.

There’s no comparison between man’s opinion and God’s Wisdom.  There’s no such thing as “your truth”.  Oprah’s statement is totally wrong.  Many today want to focus on man made ideas and opinions as truth instead of looking into the Word of God (the Bible) to see what truth really is.  God’s Word is the standard and cannot be deviated from one iota.  His truth will stand when the world is on fire and it’s by His truth, not “your truth” that you and I will be judged on that final day.

When man bases his actions, his life on his own ‘truth’ he is in deep, grave trouble.  Man’s truth will kill you.  “For the wages of sin is death;”   But look at the rest of the Scripture, “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Romans 6:23 KJV

The notion that truth is based on ‘your truth’ is very dangerous.  If all truth changes from person to person and from situation to situation, there is no firm ground on which to stand, no reference point.  There’s a valid contradiction for everything.

Pilate found no fault in Jesus and there is no fault in Jesus.  He is the Perfect, sinless, Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world for you and I because of our loving, Heavenly Father, God!

I find it ironic that Pilate was standing with Truth while asking, “What is truth?” Truth was staring Him in the face.  The same is true today.  Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; nobody comes to the Father unless through me.”  John 14:16   He also said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  John 8:32

Today the will and beliefs of the majority, or Oprah Winfrey or some other Hollywood celebrity seem to be regarded as truth.  Issues such as abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, war, are decided by man’s standards and not God’s standard.

For truth,

The Voice