Immodesty Will not Make You Respected; Being a Modest Woman Will

via Immodesty Will not Make You Respected; Being a Modest Woman Will

I am sharing Christina’s post below. I found it to be Brave and God-honouring. Thank you Christina.

This is what Christiana had to say:


I normally stay away from entertainment news, but over the past few days, this one article/news title keeps popping up on TV or on social media.

Recently, a girl by the name Aly Raisman posed nude and on her body the phrase “Women do not have to be modest to be respected” was written down her body, and that is a slap in face to godly women.

However, everyone is praising her, telling her how she is “right,” and how girls can walk around in the shortest skirts possible while still being respected. I’m going to be frank with you on this one, If you think you can be respected while being promiscious, then you are sorely wrong.

If you want to respected, then you must respect yourself. Looking immodest does not get you respect; instead, it just gets sex-addicted men messaging you to send him suggestive photos.

Women all across the world wonder why men kept asking them for nudes, and it’s because of themselves. Don’t go on a rant when a man disrespects you when you were the one who posted suggestive photos to start with. If you did not want gross comments, then don’t post raunchy photos that will get that kind of attention. Instead, have respect for the body that God gave you.

Common sense, right?

A godly man will not give you the time of day if you do not respect yourself enough to wear modest clothes.

A job employer will not take you seriously if you do not dress professional.

And a man’s mama will tell her son to let you go if you don’t know how to be a lady.

Modesty equals respect whether you agree with me or not. If you want to be respected by people, then you need to respect yourself and have dignity for yourself.

If you believe that posing nude or wearing clothing that does not leave anything to the imagination is okay, then that shows that you are insecure, and it also shows that you are only surface level. If you show off your body in an unholy light, then in your mind, you belive that your body is the only thing you have to offer.

You don’t have to show off your body to get respect. You can be respected because of how you respect others, how you uphold yourself, how you treat people, and you are respected even more if you respect yourself.

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19

Modesty isn’t a woman “being afraid of her body,” but modesty is a woman respecting herself so much, that she refuses to defile her body or her temple. Your body is a temple, and when you are showing it off to every single person, you are destroying your temple.

I am modest because I have more to offer than my body. I want people to look at my intelligence, my love for Jesus, my love for writing, my love for children, my passions, and I do not want people to look at my body. My future husband is the only man who will ever have the right to see my body, and no one else has that right, so why am I going to show off what belongs to my future husband? Not only am I supposed to respect myself, but I am supposed to respect the man that is going to take me as his wife.

“in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,” 1 Timothy 2:9

Society is wanting to destroy godliness, and it sickens me. Ladies, please have respect for your body. Do not fall for the trap that society has laid out for you. Again, modesty does equals respect, and how can you claim to be a godly woman when you aren’t dressing like a godly woman?

Cleanliness is close to godliness, and dressing provocatively isn’t close to godliness, so if you want to be close to God, then you must do all things for His glory, and that means all things.

We are meant to set apart from this world, and if this world wants to believe that they don’t need clothes to be respected, then they are headed down a dark road.

Isn’t it weird how this world functions? Society is chanting “Me Too” yet they are the same ones who tell women that they don’t have to dress modestly to be respected. Do you see how hypocritical our society is? Do you see how one-sided they are?

If my future daughters ever told me that they thought modesty didn’t mean respect, then I would have failed as a mother, because it is my job to make sure my future little girls know that modesty never goes out of style, and it is also my job let them know that though soceity is sinful, their bodies are worthy of being sacred, and modesty is beautiful in the eyes of God.

In the end, if you are craving for respect, then respect your body, and bring something else other than your sex appeal to the table. Show us how smart you are, how wise you are, how sweet you are, how lady-like and Christ-like you, and then we will start to respect you. Respect doesn’t go one way, but it goes both ways.

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

I am modest not because I am ashamed of my body, but it’s because I view my body as so sacred, that the only person who will ever be allowed to see my body is my future husband, and I refuse to give that right to any other person. I believe that a woman should be modest if she wants to be respected, and I don’t apologize for that belief, for I would rather promote modesty than promiscuity.



Getting Back to God, Getting Back to Basics. The Doctrine of Salvation, Part 1 – Introduction

Today, I want to start a series on the Doctrine of Salvation. This series will be recorded “OUT OF MY STUDY” because the Church’s video equipment has not been working too well. In the beginning of the year, I preached very briefly (skimming over) on the topic of salvation. However, what I want to do today is; get into what the Bible has to say and what it teaches us when it comes to the Doctrine of Salvation.

Doctrine simply means, in this context; “What the Bible has to say, as a whole and comprehensively, about a certain topic or subject.” and in this case; Salvation!

The theme of this series called; Getting Back to God – Getting Back to Basics and, under this theme, I have subtitled/entitled the series; The Doctrine of Salvation!

This is a mere introduction and what I will be dealing with in the coming weeks is things like; “Common Grace”, “Saving Grace”, God’s Sovereignty”, “Free Will”, some people living under “The Delusion” of Salvation – some people thinking that they are saved when they are not”, “Election and Predestination”, “God’s Promise of Forgiveness”, God’s Promise of Eternal Life”, Justification by Faith Alone” and so on and so forth.

Today, however and, as I said, is a mere and brief introduction. Below are some of the points:

Fishers of Men – Going Fishing!

How is your Christian Themometer?

Idolatry – Money!

Grace – Common Grace and Saving Grace!

Bible Text: Matthew 22:1-14.

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

1And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’ 5But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 6while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Ps. Shane Bryant (OMIN CLC, BDiv)

I Was Adopted: Here’s My Story

An amazing story of God’s Mercy, love, and passion, especially for little ones. This truly is a story worth telling and showing the world, especially that there is indeed a God – the One true God – who never sleeps nor slumbers but is continually pouring out his Grace and protection. He is passionate about Families!!!

Justified And Redeemed

I’m letting you into another part of my life that defined who I am, and this one isn’t down or gloomy, but some may think the beginning part is, but I have come to terms with my past, and I want to share it.

God blessed me with loving parents, and even if they weren’t my biological parents, they loved me as their own daughter, and I want to share the wonderful joys of adoption or in my case, becoming the daughter of my biological grandparents who are the most wonderful parents I could have ever asked for!

My “adoption” story is different, as I stated above, for I was adopted/legally raised within my own family, but they still loved me as a daughter. God blessed me with loving grandparents who then legally became my mom and dad at age 3, so I still saw my family growing up, but…

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Communicating with God – A Personal Relationship!

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Many Christians, when they are asked by non-Christians; “Is Christianity not just another religion….?”, would  then, of course, respond almost immediately with the popular and well-learned apophthegm ; “…Christianity is not a religion; it’s a Personal Relationship with God…”

Well, perhaps that would be true for some but, the question is; is that honestly true for the rest of Christendom?   A personal relationship, just as it should be between a man and his wife, should be one of natural communication. It should never be a one-way monologue. If it was then surely that could never be deemed as a relationship, could it? I suppose, in some sense, that would be one of the reasons marriages do not last these days – among many other reasons like infidelity, abuse, and the list goes on and on.

Now, we are told that when we want to speak to God, then we go to Him in prayer, right? Again, the prayers of so many Christians are a practice that is made only at dinner time, bedtime, at a prayer meeting, or when there is trouble and the flare-gun-prayer is shot off into the sky, and so forth.   But, is that really communication with God? Is our communication with God relegated to specific times (ingrained) because of tradition and habit – as if God listens only at those moments [of prayer]?

I think of David who spoke to God about anything and everything. He did not just leave it to “a prayer meeting” but, rather communicated with God all the time because he knew that God was always with him and he was always with God – even when he sinned. David knew how to communicate with God and not just “Pray” only at certain times but perpetually and fervently spoke to God continually – impassioned with a need to communicate with his Creator, God!

Yes, we are most definitely called to pray and, we are most definitely are called to do it together as Christians should be doing. But, if a genuine “Personal relationship with God Christian” is what we describe ourselves to be then surely, we are then meant to speak to God without having to close our eyes at specific times like we have been taught by the bidding of traditions. Imagine closing your eyes and praying while you are driving your car? That probably would be the last prayer you would ever be saying and, perhaps for the other person or people you have just driven over because your eyes were closed.

Our personal relationship with God is communing with Him all day long; speaking to Him and knowing that He will speak back to our heart, mind, and spirit.   Listen to David’s communication with God and how naturally it pours out of his mouth. This is just one example out of so many other examples. There are just so many Psalms one could read and realise how David communicated with God.

I could have probably even have used Job as a good example as well, and it would be good to even go and read about his communication with God. Moreover, there are even many, many more characters in Scripture that I could have used, but I have Chosen just this one;

Psalm 86

“Incline your ear, O Lord , and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Give ear, O Lord , to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. Teach me your way, O Lord , that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. O God, insolent men have risen up against me; a band of ruthless men seeks my life, and they do not set you before them. But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant, and save the son of your maidservant. Show me a sign of your favour, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.”

Notice how naturally David is communicating with God. Yes, it is still called prayer but, it is not just at a specific time but all the time.

My question once again is this; and, by the way, it includes the writer as well – me. Are we really Christians who have a Personal Relationship with God and are speaking to Him continuously and pouring out our thoughts and hearts to Him vocally? Notice how David speaks to God. This is what I would want to encourage every “Personal-Relationship-with-God Christian” to do. Speaking to God should never be a monologue or a shopping list but, rather, “Deep crying out to Deep” and having our hearts and souls filled with His presence!

Lord, Jesus, give us hearts that are like David’s heart and a longing to be with You, speak with You, and glorify You!



Ps. Shane Bryant (OMIN CLC, BDiv)




My People Perish because I (God) have been Removed. 


God has taken his place in the divine council [For there is no authority except by God – Romans 13:1b]; in the midst of the gods [Presidents and Rulers] he holds judgment:

[This is God’s questioning of them] “How long will you [Rulers and Presidents] judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked [and overlook the rest of the people]?
Selah [Stop and think about this; let this sink into your head and heart].

“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked” [Many times, you, yourselves. oh rulers, are, in fact, the wicked ones]. “They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness [for they love the darkness more than the light because their deeds are evil – John 3:19]; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.” [There is war, racism, and hatred because there is no fear of God and knowledge of God within the goverments and the land]!
I said, “You are god’s [Presidents and Rulers], sons of the Most High [You are but mere men, created by God like all other human beings], all of you; nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince.”
Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!

Psalms 82:1‭-‬8 ESV

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Ps. Shane Bryant (OMIN CLC, BDiv)



Weakness Becomes Your Biggest Strength……………

Very well written, riveting, and inspiring!

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A 10-year old boy decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began taking lessons with an old Japanese Judo Master.  The boy was doing very well, so he could not understand why, after three months of training the Master had taught him only ONE MOVE.

The boy was a little perplexed what his Master was doing and said, ‘Sensei (Master), shouldn’t I be learning more moves?‘This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you will ever need to know,’ the Sensei replied.  Not quite understanding but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.  Several months later, the Sensei took the boy to his first tournament.  Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches.

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“All the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen…” (2 Corinthians 1:20).

Jesus’ parable of the talents recorded in Matthew 25:14-30 was a warning that it is possible for us to misjudge our capacities. This parable has nothing to do with natural gifts and abilities but relates to the gift of the Holy Spirit as He was first given at Pentecost.

We must never measure our spiritual capacity on the basis of our education or our intellect; our capacity and spiritual things are measured on the basis of the promises of God. If we get less than God wants us to have, we will falsely accuse Him as the servant falsely accused his master when he said, “you expect more of me than you gave me the power to do. You demand too much of me, and I cannot stand true to you here where you have placed me.”

When it is a question of God’s Almighty Spirit, never say, “I can’t.” Never allow the limitation of your own natural ability to enter into the matter. If we have received the Holy Spirit, God expects the work of the Holy Spirit to be exhibited in us. The servant justified himself while condemning his Lord on every point, as if to say, “your demand on me is way out of proportion to what you gave to me.”

Have we been falsely accusing God by daring to worry after He has said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”? (Matthew 6:33). Worrying means exactly what the servant implied – “I know your intent is to leave me unprotected and vulnerable.” A person who is lazy in the natural realm is always critical, saying, “I haven’t had a decent chance…” and someone who is lazy in the spiritual realm is critical of God. Lazy people always strike out at others in an independent way.

Never forget that our capacity and capability in spiritual matters is measured by, and based on, the promises of God. Is God able to fulfil his promises? Our answer depends on whether or not we have received the Holy Spirit. (April 20)


Oswald Chambers, Scottish Teacher, 24 July 1874 – 15 November 1917.

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Ps. Shane Bryant (OMIN CLC, BDiv)