Boobs In or Boobs Out, That is the Question

Over the last month it’s been strangely hot in Michigan. We didn’t get our usual snow storms or winter weather. Spring is finally here and hopefully the cold weather is behind us. As we prepare for continuous warm days, I felt the need to remind us ladies to watch what we wear. As women of God we want to please the Lord in our wardrobe. Now this doesn’t mean we have to wear turtle necks and head wraps BUT we should make sure our body parts aren’t hanging out for all to see. God has called us to holiness and modesty. I believe there’s a way to be modest but fashionable. Checkout this list below and let me know what you think.

Top 4 Reasons To Put Your Boobs Away and Be Stylish But Modest

1.  Everyone doesn’t need to see your goodies, leave something to the imagination. Your body is sacred and private. You want the man your interested in to work to get to know you, date you and marry you. When you wear your breast out, you don’t appear to be the woman wanting to have a lasting relationship, you look like the woman looking to get laid. Make sure your attire is representing you correctly.

2. You’ll attract guys who are only attracted to your body and you’ll give them the wrong impression about you. You’re a intelligent, hard-working woman but when you show up wearing a top that everyone can see through and is so low-cut even the women have to look away, no one will think of you as anything but the  girl who doesn’t cover up.

3. Your more than a sex object, your God’s child. Your self-esteem shouldn’t be based on how many guys are drooling over you. The bible says that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are so important to the Lord, He created you and knows everything about you. He knows the past hurts that you’ve experienced and He wants to heal you, love on you and comfort you. By dressing revealing to get attention, you’ll only find lust, not love. Love desires you with your clothes on, lust desires you only when your clothes are off.

4. Young girls around you are watching so ask yourself what are you showing them? I’m always amazed when I see a woman walking in the mall half-naked with 3 kids trailing behind her and one in the stroller. That woman is looking for attention the only way she knows how but sadly her children are watching and she’s sending them the wrong message. As women and mothers, we must show our children and other young girls around us how to carry themselves. We must watch our dress, conversations and relationships because their watching and what we do affects them. Ask yourself what your wardrobe is teaching your girls.

The Biggest Winner: What’s Your Fit Plan?

Last night, I went to bed at 8:00pm. Anyone who knows me knows that I (and my husband) are night owls and we usually don’t go to bed before midnight each night. Last night, we were both very tired and I was glad that we were able to obtain some much needed rest. My body woke me up this morning shortly before 7am and I decided to get out of bed and excercise. I have been carrying extra duties on my job since the middle of February and I have not been diligent in my workouts since March. Before I could think up a reason to not excercise, I jumped out of bed and started getting dressed, boy am I so glad I did!!

I had an awesome 30 min workout on my elliptical machine. I was jammin to my praise music and gospel rap. Even though I had not worked out consistently for a few weeks, I still hit it hard and did better than the goal I set for myself. Thank you Jesus! When I finished working out, the Holy Spirit bought 1 Cor 6:20 to my remembrance. Read both versions of the verse below:

1 Cor 6:20 (KJV)

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Cor 6:20 (AMP)

You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.

Holy Spirit was gently reminding me that working out is about being healthy, getting slimmer BUT most importantly about glorifying Him in my body. My body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. I don’t want to treat my body badly by eating junk and not exercising. As believers we often pray for God to heal our bodies and undo the horrible things that we have done towards our temples, when all we have to do is be more responsible in keeping our bodies clean (those that may need to stop smoking, drinking, eating fast food several times a week), physically fit and properly cared for.

I want to bring God glory in my lifestyle (my speak, actions, media that I watch/listen to, friends that I keep, thoughts that I think AND the food that I eat) It’s not God’s will for His children to have to take multiple prescription medications a day, always going back and forth to doctors and staying in bed sick a few weeks a year. He needs us healthy so that we can take the gospel and share it with those around us in words and our lifestyle. Your coworker may not want to receive Christ from you if your always complaining about your health and not glorifying God in your body and actions. We need to be healthy as believers not only for ourselves but for ministry sake and those around us.

I remember when my pastor, Bishop Butler, told the congregation one Sunday a few years ago that he lost weight so that he could effectively travel around the world and minister the gospel. He explained that if he was not in good physical condition, he would not be able to successfully travel the world and bring people closer to Christ, which is his calling and purpose on the earth. I understand and I agree completely with what he was saying.

Now that I have acknowledged that I haven’t been glorifying God in my body, the HG has brought the word to my remembrance, what’s my plan from here on out?

  1. I will write out a healthy eating/fitness confession that I can recite everyday.
  2. I will ask God to help me change the way I see food and eating.
  3. I will work out daily whether on my elliptical machine, DVR , Wii Fit or walk around our complex. 
  4. I will decrease my sugar intake and avoid fast food.

Now that I have my fit plan written down and the scripture that I’m standing on, whats your plan? How can you glorify God in your body and spirit which are God’s? What areas can you step it up at? If you don’t know, seek God and He will tell you. If you do know, don’t beat yourself up about your short comings, simply ask God to give you the determination and diligence needed to meet your goals. God needs His people in good health (physically, spiritually, financially and mentally) so that we can impact the world for Him!  LET’S GO!!!!