Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Why change the way I dress???

How awesome is the creation of Yahweh.  He designed us all in a unique and wonderful way.  Men are made to see the world differently than us women.  Yahweh made men to be visual and stimulated on a totally different level than us women.  Men have a great responsibility to live up to the standards that Yahweh has commanded us.  They carry a heavy burden in the leading of their families and in preparing the way of His return.  Women too have a great responsibility to Yahweh.   Yahweh expects us to be modest.  He expects us to only entice the man that we are to be married to or the one that we are already married to.  

Look at the commercials that are all over the t.v.  Women scantily clad, throwing their hair all over, with eyes painted up to entice, and with lips glossed up for kissing.  The world tells us from the time we are little girls that we should be wanting boys and then men to find us attractive.  We should want them to look at us and want to have us.  You have fashions for little girls in the stores that say to the world, " I  am sexy, don't you want me."  Why would you want someone to want your 7yr. old?   All through our teenage years we are trying to get someone to want us.  We spend hours in the bathroom with hairstyles, make up, jewelry and clothing with the sole purpose of having every man we come in contact with to want us.  Now most of us don't want them to act on that attraction, but we want to know that they want to.  How sad is that?  So what is the opposite of what the world shows.  

The opposite is modesty.  When we dress we should be thinking with a set apart mindset. What would I want to wear, if I was going to be standing before the throne of  Yahweh?  The thing is He sees us everyday.  So how would He want me to dress?  Would He want me to wear clothing where my breasts are showing?  Would He want me to wear clothing so tight that it shows all my curves and crevices?   Would He want me to wear clothes so small in material that most of my skin is showing?  Would He want me to wear so much make-up that people can no longer see the beauty that He designed?  Would He want me to wear my hair in way that it sexual and enticing to every man I see?  Men do find hair enticing.  They love it when we throw it around.  They are stimulated when we have it all pulled up and then let it down.  Hair is a very tempting thing.   Would He want me to adorn myself with so much jewelry that I am a walking light show of reflection?  What is the purpose of all these things?  

We have chosen not to wear make-up.   Who are making ourselves up for?  Polls show that men that are in a committed relationship, usually, actually  prefer their women without make-up and do not want them all made up to attract other men.   We should let the real beauty of who we are shine through.   We also choose to wear very little jewelry.  All that gold and silver clanging and shining.  We are just wanting attention.  We as a family choose to wear skirts.  Polls show that men cannot help but be affected by women in jeans and shorts.  I do not want my husband or sons seeing your jeans outlining all the crevices of your backside or front side.   We as a family choose to wear shirts that are modest in every way.  We do not wear low cut tops or skin tight ones.  We do not wear tank tops or spaghetti straps.  We should never be showing that much skin.  We as a family feel that women should have long hair.  The lines between men and women are getting more blurred everyday.  When I go to town, I sometimes have a hard time telling the difference.  The Scriptures tell us that  a woman's hair is her crowning glory.  A woman's hair is very sexy and enticing to men.  None of the commercials that we see for shampoo talk about how clean your hair can be.  They all focus on the shine, body, and fullness, with women throwing their hair all around while looking at the camera with sexy glares.  The commercials are sexy and enticing.   My hair is for my husband only.  So we as a family choose to wear head coverings for several reasons.  One - we are to be set-apart or different from the world.  Two - it is to cover my hair.  Three - it is to signify that I have a covering in my husband and I am also respecting my covering of Yahweh. Lastly, we wear tzitzits on the four corners of our garments.  Numbers 15:38-40 "Speak to the children of Yisra'el, and you shall say to them to make tzitzit on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue cord in the tzitzit of the corners.  And it shall be to you for a tzitzit and you shall see it, and shall remember all the commands of Yahweh and shall do them, and not search after your own heart and your own eyes after which you went whoring, so that you remember, and shall do all My commands and be set-apart unto your Elohim."  I am grafted into the children of Yisra'el through my belief in the blood of Yeshua.  So therefore, I am to obey the commands of my Father; all of them, not the just the ones that are easy to keep!!

Yahweh commands us to be "set apart" as He is set apart.  What does that mean?  It means that in no way should we be confused with someone of the world.  When you go to town, can someone tell by looking at you that you are set-apart to Yahweh?  Do you look any different that the woman in line behind you?   I don't want for anyone to remember me for any other reasons than I was set-apart to Yahweh, my life gave glory only to Him, and that I showed the world how to walk according to the Torah or commands of Yahweh.  He is the Creator and I am humbled to be walking in His truth.  My life should reflect that and I pray that mine does!!

Ahava and may you all be blessed by Yahweh!!!

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