“Modesty is the best policy” and “modest is hottest” are just a few of the phrases I live by as a young Apostolic Pentecostal woman. While I do love dressing modestly, I also adore the latest fashion and trends. Unfortunately, a lot of young ladies struggle with embracing modesty and fashion simultaneously, which is why I started the blog “My Garments of Praise.”
"My Garments of Praise" was inspired by Isaiah 61:3, "...to give unto them...the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified." In all that we do, even in getting dress, we ought to do it with praise and joy, as unto the Lord so that He might be glorified. Our style as Christians should be influenced primarily by our relationship with God and who we are in Him. At the same time, I believe that our outward appearance should still be appealing to those outside of the faith to prove that dressing modestly can be fashionable as well. In other words, make modesty look good!
In essence, modesty is much more than what we put on our bodies. It’s a lifestyle; it’s a message. Our appearance can be an even greater witness of the beauty of Jesus than our words at times, so make sure you are saying the right thing.
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.
(1 Timothy 2:9-10 KJV)
So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
(Colossians 3:12-13 MSG)