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A Word To Ladies On Modesty

Ladies, your example to your daughters and to the other ladies of the church is so important. Your life is observed, your profession to Christ is measured, you devotion either questioned or applauded.

Everything about you influences the younger women, those young in faith and the coming-along ladies. The way you speak, what you speak about, either leads them to Christ or away from Him. The things you love, how you spend your time, either influences younger women to be in the world but not of the world or influences them to be in the world and OF the world. Your devotion to the Word of God, to studying it, honoring it, obeying it, memorizing it, will either point the way to the Lord or point the way to hell. The time you spend in prayer, not just interceding for others but simply praising God, either makes others hungry for His presence or makes prayer seem all the more boring. The way you serve, the way you love, the way you respect your husband and guide your children says much to the younger generation. Your influence cannot be underestimated.

As it is in everything else, so it is in your manner of dress: you wield such influence over the way the younger ladies dress. If you go into a church service immodestly dressed, it will be noticed and it will be emulated. If you are a poor example, you may just be un-doing what another mother tried so hard to do. Many a young lady, not yet converted or very young in the faith, is watching you to see how you live, how you dress, how you act. If you, by your dedication to worldly fashions or to immodest dress, influence them for evil, you will not be held innocent by the Lord.

Immodesty crept into the church inch-by-inch because those who should have spoken up, didn’t. It’s time to change that. You wield your influence through your words just as much as through your example. Are you willing to stand for truth? Are you willing to lovingly confront, if necessary? Are you able to explain and defend modesty of heart and modesty of fashion? Do you yourself know and understand the truth?

We’ve sat back and kept our silence as God’s Word has been profaned by those who claim to serve Him and yet dress to please the devil. We must not stand by in silence any longer. The time for action is now. Are you ready?

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Al Hartman: …upon this earth…

Great God Almighty, our Father in heaven,
Creator, Sustainer and Lord of all that is, that was, and that ever shall be,

For all that is eternally true in Christ,
I am not yet as I would that I were upon this earth:
Not yet fit to praise You in holiness as you are worthy to be praised,
Nor to date thankful for the multitude of Providence I have yet to recognize and appreciate,
Neither presently retaining that eternal righteousness Your grace has provided me.

As I am damaged, repair me.
In what manner I am injured or sick, heal me.
However I am twisted or misshapen, break me then mend and restore me to wholeness.

Set me about the business of Thy kingdom In such manner
That I shall no longer see or set myself as the standard for others to emulate,
But shall point them to Thee only,
So that Thou shalt be mine only glory and reward,
My sole sweetness and fulness.

Satisfy Thyself wholly by Thy use of me,
Towards the filling of the earth with Thy testimony and the building of Thy Church,
For Thy great name’s sake and Thine eternal glory,
And teach me to count my cost but nothing,
As my Lord Christ Jesus has paid all in full by His blood, His body and His soul.


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I Asked the Lord that I Might Grow by John Newton

I asked the Lord that I might grow
In faith, and love, and every grace;
Might more of His salvation know,
And seek, more earnestly, His face.

’Twas He who taught me thus to pray,
And He, I trust, has answered prayer!
But it has been in such a way,
As almost drove me to despair.

I hoped that in some favored hour,
At once He’d answer my request;
And by His love’s constraining pow’r,
Subdue my sins, and give me rest.

Instead of this, He made me feel
The hidden evils of my heart;
And let the angry pow’rs of hell
Assault my soul in every part.

Yea more, with His own hand He seemed
Intent to aggravate my woe;
Crossed all the fair designs I schemed,
Blasted my gourds, and laid me low.

Lord, why is this, I trembling cried,
Wilt thou pursue thy worm to death?
“’Tis in this way, the Lord replied,
I answer prayer for grace and faith.

These inward trials I employ,
From self, and pride, to set thee free;
And break thy schemes of earthly joy,
That thou may’st find thy all in Me.”

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Let Me Come In by Grace Noll Crowell

Galatians 6: 2, “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”

Romans 12: 15, “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.”


Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow such as yours,
Can understand.
Let me come in – I would be very still
Beside you in your grief.
I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief.
Let me come in – I would only breathe a prayer,
And hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow such as yours,
And understand.

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