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CHRISTIAN GIRLS IN A SEXY WORLD
We are fed daily with messages about how girls and women should be. The world shouts out that women are and should be sexy. The television shows and movies, the internet sites, the songs we listen to, the magazines we flip through and even on the billboards we drive by every day tells us that an ideal woman is hot, sexy and sassy.
At school the message is no different from if you dress sexy and engage in sexual behaviour the more popular you are. Generally put the shorter the skirt and more flimsy the blouse, the more popular you will be and the more attention you receive from boys. It is a case of the “survival of the prettiest”. Many girls have believed this OBESSED LIE.
Dear daughter of God,
These messages are not what God tells his daughters.
Your worth and value are not based on your body nor on being sexy. We need to get real about this. Genesis 1:27, 31 and Genesis 2:23-25 express the goodness of our physical bodies which God created. We are made in the image of God and in him we find our value.
However, we do live in a fallen world where immorality is food. In our obsession with our bodies and clothing to gain value and acceptance, we make idols of ourselves. We need to realign ourselves with God’s values.
The Bible teaches quite clearly on modesty and sexuality. Let’s look at what Ephesians 5:3 says ‘But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality. This ‘hint’ includes both our actions and our appearance. God desires that sex, a good thing he created be enjoyed only in marriage relationship. Genesis 2:24.
In 1 Peter 3:3-6, Women are encouraged also to dress modestly and develop inner beauty. This is what God requires from his daughters – not because he is a joy killer but because he loves us and in fact knows what will bring us more joy!
So today be girls who seek to love God with their hearts, minds, bodies and clothes. As you do so God will surely bless you In Jesus name. Amen.