The Whole Truth

I grew up in a Christian home with a desire to read and study the Bible. This has not changed.

I love Yahweh and His Word. I strive to live my life for Him, with the Bible as my guide.

Yet, in my studying, I came to realize that what the Bible said and what I was taught the Bible said, was rather contradictory and confusing.

I had been told and therefore believed, that the Old Testament was not important anymore, because Christ came and died for us.

The Old Testament was just there to tell us about what had happened before Christ came. Just a history section in the Bible. There were no more sacrifices and no more law. Christ has come!

And so, whenever I wondered why the Old Testament was important enough to be part of the Bible, I pushed it aside with the reason that it was for history purposes.

Then, I wondered about the New Testament. It quotes many times from the Old Testament and talks of what happened in those times.

Also, throughout the New Testament, it tells us to keep His commandments. What commandments?

Somehow, I managed to reason that the ten commandments were still in use and that is what is meant. Plus, it tells us that love is the greatest commandment.

If there were anymore doubts in my mind, about the Old Testament laws and such, being mentioned in the New Testament, I put those verses and chapters aside as not important or true.

After all, how can so many people be wrong? It’s simply that only the New Testament, and only part of that are true, right?

But then, again, something is missing here. How do we know what is true? By what the Bible says? Which parts of the Bible?

To my innocent little mind, it was the truth, even though I couldn’t understand it.

Just last year, my family took a new step in studying the Bible.

We began learning Hebrew and Greek. We also went deep into seeking to understand the meaning behind the words of Yahweh’s Word.

Through this, we learned about our Heavenly Father’s original Hebrew name, Yahweh (YHWH). Also, we began to see that the entire Bible is true.

Verses that I had glazed over before, made sense, and the Bible became more real than ever before.

Seeing the Bible as completely true, instead of just parts of it, puts a whole new perspective…a new meaning…an importance on life, that cannot be explained.

It can be so easy to believe the things that we have been taught and never try to see if it is truly so. We are blinded by what we think is truth.

Do you believe the entire Bible is true? Why or why not? Do you truly know that what you believe is the truth?

None of us is perfect. Each one of us has lies in our lives. We need to continually seek Yahweh and His truth. For His truth is truly beautiful!!!

~Sweet Blessings~

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Wake up call!!!

Your in the middle of a peaceful dream when,

Beep! Beep! Beep!

That noisy alarm clock awakes you from your slumber. Yes, I know how you feel. When you just want to throw it against the wall and return to your beauty sleep.

But as hard as it is, it’s time to face life.

Life is hard for everyone, even those all so perfect people you tend to envy. The truth is, life only gets harder the older you get.

Your life is changing, your growing up too fast (or not enough), your faced with millions of choices and decisions, and you start questioning everything you think, believe, and feel.

Life is tough. But never give up. Don’t become one of the many who lose their faith and meaning in life.

Wake up!!! Examine your life!!! Who and what are you living for???

~Sweet blessings!!!

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P.S. This post has been a never deleting draft, that is meant for someone…maybe you.

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Modesty. What is it?

Modesty is a complicated matter. Especially true modesty.

So, maybe you won’t agree with everything I have to say. But I have spent the last couple of weeks, praying, seeking, and pondering the truth in this matter.

It is very dear and deep in my heart, and I want to share it with you.

It is my full desire to live my life for Yahweh. Therefore, I look to Him for the answers to how to live.

I have noticed that there are many who believe that modesty is important. But each person has their their definition of what modesty truly is.

While I, myself, even have a good definition of modesty, I don’t believe that this is enough.

So, I have been seriously seeking Yahweh’s truth, as to HIS definition of what modesty is.

After all, He is our Creator. Yahweh made us, and He made modesty.

Let’s seek our Creator’s definition of modesty. Please join me in studying Biblical modest, and tell me your thoughts at the conclusion.

Modesty can mean both in manner and dress. They tend to go together because the way you dress affects how you act and how others see you.

The first instance of clothing in the Bible was right after Adam and Eve sinned.

“Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.” ~Genesis 3:7

This covering is a loincloth or girdle of fig leaves. It would be the modern equivalent of shorts.

I realize that many people wear shorts, especially in the Summer. But we have to wonder how modest these are when we read what happened next.

“Yahweh Elohim (God) made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.” ~Genesis 3:21

When we read Chapter 3 in Genesis we see that the covering that they had made was not enough, it was not modest and did not cover their nakedness.

So, Yahweh made them a new perfect covering that was modest and covered their nakedness.

This garment of skins, was a tunic, a long shirt-like garment. Also called a robe or coat, or for ladies, a dress. It covers from the shoulders down. Though, it is not known how far down it went.

Photos of ancient artwork give us some examples of what they wore in the Bible era. Click HERE for just one.

~A tunic has sleeves that go down the arm about halfway in between the shoulder and elbow.

This ensures that if you lift your arms, certain private areas will not be seen.

~Also, the tunic goes down to about midcalf or the middle of the knees and ankles.

This ensures that when you sit down, certain private areas will not be shown.

We need to take this seriously!!! Yahweh has shown us what modesty is!!!

Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.

Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.” ~Isaiah 47:1-3

These verses tell of a judgment, where they are shamed… How it is a shame to be naked… And this gives us a glimpse as to what nakedness is.

Bare legs… uncovered thigh…

And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach.” ~Exodus 28:42

This was Yahweh’s command concerning the priest’s garments. It is yet another example of how important thigh exposure is.

Thigh exposure is a big deal because it is not modest. Therefore, we should be sure to cover our nakedness and be modest.

I realize that some people believe that it is fine to show your form because that’s how Yahweh made us.

But, in that case, we must ask, what the purpose of clothing is? To be fabric on skin?

Biblically speaking, there is only one person who should see your form, that is, your spouse.

Wearing tight clothing displays your body’s form and nakedness to the world. Yahweh tells us to cover ourselves and be modest.

So, what is true, Biblical modesty?

~Shirts and tops should cover the area below the collarbone, covering the full torso area.

~Shirts and tops should be long enough and loose enough to hide the shape of the rear.

~Shirts and tops have sleeves that go down the arm about halfway in between the shoulder and elbow.

~Shirts and tops should cover the reproductive parts when sitting down and standing up with your hands in the air.

~ Pants, for both genders, should be loose, not tight against the skin, so as to wrap tightly around the thighs, which is a private area according to Scripture.

~Dresses should not wrap tightly around the rear, or the waist/ belly area, which accentuates the shape of the rear and the shape of her chest.

~Dresses should go down to about midcalf or the middle of the knees and ankles.

I deeply encourage you to seek out the true meaning of modesty. If you don’t agree with what I have written, please let me know.

I want to know and do as our Heavenly Father truly wills, including being modest.

I have studied and heard what others have discovered. With great persistence and prayer, I have written this.

I am not saying that I am perfect. I, myself, will be changing my wardrobe because of this study.

Please, let me know all your thoughts, comments, and questions.

~Sweet Blessings!!!

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A resource to this post has been Eliyah.com. For a five-part video study on modesty, CLICK HERE.
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Modesty Survey: Results

A few weeks ago, I put out a survey about style and modesty for ladies.

Here are the results.

13 anonymous ladies, young and old, completed this survey.

1. I will buy and wear this outfit…

0%~If it looks good, Feels good, and my friends like it.

69.23%~If it is modest, ladylike, and Yahweh (God and Bible) -approved

0%~It doesn’t matter. It’s just clothes.

30.77%~Other-
°If it’s attractive without being overpriced, immodest, or ostentatious.°

°If it is a too-short dress, I will wear leggings°

°Definitely if it is modest, also if it feels right. I do not care about what my friends say.°
°God doesn’t care about how you dress but how your heart is when you’re wearing it.°

2. Modest clothing is…

0%~Not important, old-fashioned, outdated, and not for me.

69.23%~All I wear. Modest is the perfect definition of my clothes and I love it and you can’t change my mind.

15.38%~Good. I try to be modest. I don’t wear anything that is too tight. But I don’t want to stand out as the outdated girl.

15.38%~ Other-
°My preference, but my weight fluctuates so much that I struggle to wear modest pants and even shirts.°

°Let’s just say if it’s something you wouldn’t normally wear and wearing it makes you feel exposed well then ask yourself why are you wearing it°

3. Being modest is…
0%~Doesn’t matter.

61.54%~Not wearing tight clothes, not showing off my body’s form, wearing longer dresses or skirts, and dressing to please Yahweh (God).

0%~Not being skimpy. The way I dress doesn’t affect anyone but me, as long as I am not naked.

38.46%~Other-
°Modesty isn’t just not showing off one’s body. Wearing clothes that are obviously expensive, overdoing jewelry and makeup – anything that says “Hey, look at me!” – is immodest.°

°Very important to me, even when it’s hard to buy modest clothes.°

°I wear skinny jeans but I don’t show my chest and my bra straps. I feel like these options are either way modest or not modest at all, so that’s why I hit others. You can look at my blog post to see my beliefs more clearly if this doesn’t make sense. 🙂 Being modest is super important!! Men are attracted to beauty and you don’t need to awaken “love” before its time if you know what I mean.°

°I dress modestly but don’t wear long skirts, and I normally wear jeans or longer jean shorts that are not too tight°

°A heart issue because we all know the girl who is trying too hard to be immodest even when her clothes are saying otherwise°

4. Do you have any clothes in your closet that are not modest?

0%~Yes, and it doesn’t matter!

0%~No, but I wish I did.

15.38%~Yes, and I am going to clean out all that is not modest right now!!!

61.54%~No, and I’m so glad that I don’t.

23.08%~Other-

°I don’t believe I do, but if I do, I probably never wear it.°

°Yes. I wear indoor for my husband°

5. What is modest clothing?
°It’s not clothing that is deliberately ugly or frumpy! I think modest clothing enhances a lady’s looks and identifies her as a LADY, who has respect for herself, as well as others. Dressing in a way that “turns guys on” is being inconsiderate of the men, especially Christian brothers who are trying to live godly lives. (Modest clothing also causes others to respect YOU.)°

°Attractive clothing that is not revealing of a woman’s body.°

°Clothing that is not dowdy, is classic, tasteful and dignified°

°Not Wearing clothes that can show private parts of our body°

°Wearing outfits that please God & aren’t revealing in any way.°

°Being modest is not showing your chest, (women don’t seem to get that nowadays), your bra straps are meant to be shown or your stomach, if you have jewels on your jeans (on your behind) it is immodest because jewels attract the eye. I still think you can look cute and not poor which people disagree with.°

°It is show-y, and it is not approved by God and parents°

°Clothing that is not revealing and reflects your love for God. Everyone has different convictions of modest such as length of skirt, pants, etc.°

°Clothing that does not bring attention to yourself.°

°Clothes are as modest as you want them to be. If you think wearing spaghetti straps is immodest but you wear one anyway well you’re being immodest. But if you don’t think that it’s immodest and you have no problem wearing one cuz it’s just like wearing any old t-shirt well then. Modest clothing (or covering up) shouldn’t be worn out of fear but out of love for yourself and the other people around you. The only person to really fear is God and what can he do to you if you are serving him as you are meant to be? Ask yourself how can your clothes be immodest if they are meant to please God?°

°Clothing that doesn’t reveal what I don’t share outside of my husband. Is dignified. Simple. Feminine°

°–One Skipped–°

6.What are the hardest challenges in dressing modestly? (Check all that apply)
15.38%~Being different. Standing out.

0%~My boyfriend or husband

0%~My friends and family

38.46%~Finding modest clothing

0%~Not knowing what modesty truly is

61.54%~Other-
°I don’t have any problem with it. I know where to find the right kind of clothes for me, and no one has ever given me a hard time about what I wear.°

°I have no problem°

°It’s not really challenging for me. I guess it’s because my parents raise my siblings and I to not dress immodest°

°…I don’t have any…°

°Nothing really, but sometimes standing out, but that isn’t really a problem either.°

°Those challenges have been overcome. As an older woman, I depend on the Lord’s leading for all my clothes.°

°The hardest thing about modesty is dressing to please others (or everyone). That’s the truth°

7.What are your styles? (Check all that apply)

8.What are the most Modest Bible-Approved styles? (Check all that apply)

Other-
°The Bible only says that women should dress modestly and that our beauty should not come from fancy hairdos, jewelry, and expensive dresses (although it doesn’t say that we shouldn’t wear them). (I Peter 3:3)°

°Honestly, I think for all of them, it depends on what you buy. Sometimes, not everything in that one category is appropriate.°

°I think it depends. You never should be GOTH-EVERRR. I think we should be proud of our gender so not too boyish, but I think that’s okay°

°you can dress and be modest in many different styles°

°Trick of the trade. Please God with your clothing and you’ll find yourself less worried about what other people think. When you start worrying about how others will perceive your attire (whether that is dressing immodestly or modesty to impress) you’ll begin caring less about what God’s preference is.°

°No clue°

9.Have you ever made your own clothes?
0%~Yes! I make most of my clothes.

30.77%~No. I have never sewn clothes, nor do I want to. Shopping is better.

15.38%~Yes, sometimes.

15.38%~No, but I really want to.

15.38%~I am learning to sew and make clothes right now!

23.08%~Other-
°I have made some things in the past, but I wasn’t very good at it, and it’s much easier and quicker (and cheaper!) for me to occasionally go to a thrift store. I think the Lord helps me find great stuff there because He knows I’d rather spend my time (and money) ministering to people or writing than focusing on clothes.°

°I used to when I was younger.°

°I have made 4 items in my entire life°

10. Do you believe that modest clothing is outdated and old-fashioned?

0%~No. Everything goes these days.

53.85%~No. It doesn’t matter what others think, only what our Heavenly Father wills.

0%~Yes. Definitely!

0%~Yes, So not in this century!!! I don’t want to wear costumes.

76.92%~No, there are many styles that can be appropriately modest and yet not outdated.

7.69%~Other-

°No. Fashion is always changing and cycling through the system.°

~The end of the survey~

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What did you think of this survey? Is it what you expected?

Thank you to all who completed this survey!!!

~Sweet Blessings!!!

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Sacrifice of Praise!

Did you know that there is still a sacrifice that you can give?

No, it’s not for your sins, Christ is the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.

But there is a sacrifice of Praise!

Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.
For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

Wherefore Christ also, that He might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

By Him therefore let us offer the Sacrifice of Praise to Yahweh continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices Yahweh is well pleased.

~Hebrews 13:8-16

°Praise Yahweh!!!!!!°

~~~~~~Sweet Blessings~~~~~~

The Day…

One day, it came…

…so unexpectedly.

I wasn’t ready, mommy…

…but neither were you.

I was so scared, mommy…

…but so were you.

I faced my fears…

…please do so, too, mommy.

I took one step out into a new place…

…so did you, mommy.

But, what came next was not what I expected…

…neither did you, mommy.

That day I died…

…so did you, mommy.

No matter what, remember that I love you, mommy…

…and I know you really do too, mommy!!!

Abortion hurts both mother and child.

Life matters.

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