SARAH SPEAKS: FASHION FOR CHURCH OR THE CLUB?
Hey guys my apologies for slacking, however this blog segment takes a lot more inspiration and thoughtfulness but that is no excuse, we must do better.
If there is one value that was instilled in me growing up in a conservative Christian home was the importance of dressing modestly. Now hear me out before you stop reading this post, I'm not writing this to judge anyone as I'm far from perfect but this must be said.
As a fashion blogger and fashion enthusiast the lines can get blurry at times. Trying to stay trendy yet still true to your style and inner conviction can be quite a struggle. Because the truth is most trends these days are not aligned with the faith. If you've been following this blog for a while then you'd know that here at Princess Audu we believe that "modest is the hottest". In fact it was this conviction that birthed posts such as "Does the Way You Dress Really Matter?" and "Nudity the New Normal".
I believe as women, we need to understand that we are special. Our bodies which is the temple of the holy ghost (1 Corinthians 6:19) can be used to bring others closer to God or farther away from him. I admit that I've had my moment of crossing the line but then with spiritual maturity comes lifestyle adjustments. I believe as Christian we should be different, dressing in a way that brings Glory to God. And if there is one place that our dressing must be as modest as possible, it's the house of God. Although, fashion in churches is not as strict as before, that does not mean there should not be boundaries.
Which brings me to my next point, just because it's a skirt or dress, it does not mean it should be worn to church. Some of our dresses are maybe a tab bit too tight, too short or just wrong for church. Some trends are not even meant for church. I will say this if we can't dress modestly outside then at least why not the church. God is not our mate, we need to respect his house. I say this because I've seen various forms of dress styles that even as a lady have been so distracting. There must be a difference between fashion for church and the club.
Now I know that some argue that God looks at the heart so our outer appearance should not matter. But the truth is that it does. What makes you a Christian different from others if you dress like everyone else? The bible said it better, we must not conform but stand out for the right reason, remember this post? To each his own I will always say but then let us embrace modest dressing when going to worship our maker.
"Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect" (Romans 12:2 NKJV)