Yesterday, was a magical day. I watched my daughter try on wedding dresses. How did time go by so very fast?
At one point, the sweet attendant helping us suggested we take a “brain break” and for Abi to select a dress to try on that she’d “never wear”.
Sadly, there were quite a few of those.
Many dresses were very low cut, and many of them were, literally, see through. Many looked more like honeymoon lingerie than dresses for a holy ceremony.
Laughing, my daughter chose one of those to try on, and I snapped a pic and sent to my mother, as a joke, saying we had “found the dress!”
I got back a one word text…. “No”.
I texted back “But why? It’s low cut and boobalicious “
To which, my mom responded, “It’s boobafoolish!”
We all laughed!
But it’s the truth….We are being boobafoolish when we cooperate with the enemy to turn a holy ceremony into a peep show.
I’m so thankful that my daughter picked a dress like that as one she would never wear.
But that choice was impacted by the choices we made for her when she was a little girl and the choices my mom made for me when I was little.
When Abi was little, we didn’t choose the bikini or the short shorts.
We started those choices early, she grew up looking for the modest choice, long before her body would change, it became her norm, and she didn’t live by the worlds‘ norm.
Anytime I talk about modesty, it ruffles feathers. I’ll get some pushback. And I’m okay with that.
You don’t have to agree with me.
But I’ll tell you this, those choices to be different than the world in how we dress impacts other areas too for our kids.
Abi has purposed in her heart to be different than our culture and has made some other choices that will be a blessing to her, and to others.
A long time ago, Daniel purposed in his heart not to defile himself with the king’s delicacies (Daniel 1:8) and the Lord blessed him and used Him in mighty ways.
Was it easy then? Not at all.
Is it easy now to make choices different than our culture and resist indoctrination? Nope.
But it’s worth it.
And the earlier we start with our kids, in all areas, not just how they dress, the more likely they will make godly choices.
And godly choices lead to blessing!
Let’s don’t be “boobafoolish!”
That’s just one more way we trust God more than we trust ourselves and walk in blessing!
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