If you go to the beach (or watch an awards show) you should be shocked. I do not just get shocked but disgusted. Bikinis and thongs do not belong on anyone much less expectant women.
What does it take to shock you? What bothers your sensitivities? What makes you stand up and speak for the Lord? Sadly, most Christians now are taking the low road … don’t want to be confrontational. Well, today I’m being confrontational. Getting up on my soapbox as it were. Many will cry out over the Right to Life, but we do not want the microscope on the real issue … Christians. That’s right. Men and women who sit back and do not want to say anything until it’s a full-blown issue.
Let’s take the microscope to the heart of the matter. That would be the Christian heart, where we allowed satan’s* big toe in to worm in his big foot and then take over. Former generations called it “winking at sin”. So how did we get so far away from valuing life?
Look back to the Old Testament. The command was issued because there were those that sacrificed their first-born to the idol in hopes of future prosperity.
Leviticus 18:21(NASB) “You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord.”
Barbaric right? But, wait … is that not what modern women do? Put off by abortion a child for the sake of a better career, further education, travel, money considerations, or just plain inconvenient? Is that any less sacrificing of a life to an “idol”. How, did we get so far in modern times to viewing life so meaningless. Christians. We allowed it, we took on the world’s views and devalued life ourselves. We did not walk worthy of our high calling and set the bar high, a light in the world.
Ephesians 4:1b-2a “…walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness,”
Okay here comes the part you are not going to like. If you are walking in a manner worthy of your high calling, in humility and gentleness, then you are treating life and motherhood with the utmost reverence and respect. The world is not going to respect life if we do not by our actions and words … our lingo should not be the world’s and our dress should not be the world’s.
LET ME SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU:
- Motherhood is a gift from God … a M I R A C L E. That’ is why it is called the miracle of LIFE!
- That miracle is a BABY, A MIRACLE, not a “peanut on an ultrasound” a “bump” in a picture.
- Motherhood is NOT about YOU. It is about the precious LIFE God is giving you as a gift for you to be the STEWARD of, not shame.
- Baby bump pictures, exposed belly’s are NOT “with all humility and gentleness”, not to mention modesty.
- Help the expectant mothers you know in taking the stand to be Christlike and not world like as they prepare to care for their Gift from God.
- Let the world see Christians treating motherhood and life with awe and respect as God intended instead of “trendy”.
Proverbs 31: 10 “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.”
vir·tu·ous adj 1. Having or showing virtue, especially moral excellence: led a virtuous life.2. Possessing or characterized by chastity; pure: a virtuous woman. See Synonyms at moral.
Will you stand in Christ, or follow the world to be “cool and trendy”. Will you write this blog off as an old woman out of touch with the now and today? Or, will you seek Him in how you can be a light to someone about Life through respect of His creation and miracles?
*satan, devil – I know people capitalize the “S” or “D” but, I don’t. I refuse to give him any status of importance. He’s a snake, so satan, devil, etc. are lower case, as he is one.
Wait… so motherhood is a great blessing and what she’s born for and being an incubator for God is her highest calling… as long as she doesn’t show she’s pregnant?
Yes. I can say that the greatest blessings in my life are my two daughters. I delivered only two live children from five pregnancies. They were gifts, blessings from God. Not everyone is called of God to be a mother, so I am not sure where you see them as being incubators for God in my post. It would be hard to “hide” you are pregnant at full term, and no where do I say a woman should. I assure I never could. Women are beautiful when they are expecting; radiant even. Being a mother is a gift from God. So many women cannot have children. Sarah in the Bible was gifted from God at an old age. Mary was gifted at a very early age. God’s timing for children is always a blessing and a gift, one to be treated with respect and awe, not as a statement of ‘look at me’, look at my body. The Bible encourages women to walk worthy, and represent Godliness, not to be of the world while they are in the world. When you become a Christian, you do not walk in your old life of the world. Christian mother’s should exemplify this in their actions and dress. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
Amen Sister!! Great column today !!