Whether you are a Heat or a Spurs fan, may we be as high and energenetic in cheering and praising our Father in Heaven as much as we do in NBA games; Just a thought to ponder. God bless you! God bless MiamiHEAT!
May you all be the light and head of every household in this universe. Press on! God bless you and your family!
If it is God’s will, it is GOD’S BILL!!
Don’t worry sweetie, He got you! We’ll be praying for you. Everyone, help me pray? God will provide… Claim it! In Jesus’ name!! :)
God bless you on your trip!! ;)
Summer is rolling around, and our time at the beach or pool just skyrocketed! I think we can all agree that the majority of girls wear bikinis at any place involving water. However, I don’t. Most of my friends think I shy away from bikinis for the wrong reasons. They either think I am insecure, am forced away from bikinis like the plague, or have some weird hatred for skimpy swimwear. All of those reasons are wrong.
First off, I’m not insecure about my body. Secondly, no one is forcing me to do anything, I am independent in my swimwear choices. Lastly, I don’t hate 2-piece swimsuits. I think some of them are really cute. I really like the vintage bikinis in style now, so retro! And I’ll share a dirty secret, I really like the nautical inspired, strapless bikinis. If there is one style I love, it’s nautical.
But wait, you say, I thought you don’t wear bikinis? You’re absolutely right, I don’t. Then why am I telling you all of this? Because I want girls to know that dressing modestly is a SACRIFICE. It’s not always fun or easy. Sometimes you’d rather wear something else. I would like to wear a bikini at the beach, I think they’re cute. I also find all the extra fabric of tankinis annoying when trying to swim. And lastly, more material on swimwear = more $$$.
So why don’t you just wear a bikini, you ask? Why? Because I am making a sacrifice for the guys around me. I’ve heard the excuse, Guys just have an imagination, it’s not a girl’s problem. Frankly, I think that’s stupid. Part of it is our problem. The way we dress impacts those around us, especially guys. I don’t really want a guy to look at me and notice me for my butt, upper thighs, or chest. I’d rather him notice my smile or God-loving personality. Well sure, you say, that’s all fine and good, but guys should be able to control their imagination and look beyond our bodies. That’s true, they should control it. But it’s important for girls tohelp them as they try and do so.
Let’s try and put ourselves in a guy’s shoes. I think we can all agree that as girls, exercise is important to us. We want to stay healthy and are often working on getting fit. We work out and stay away from carbs or sweets. We use all of our willpower to not eat the chocolate cake on the counter! Now, let’s pretend that someone picked up that chocolate cake and followed us around all the time, 24/7. We can never get away from the chocolate, it’s always right there, tempting us and even smelling all ooey gooey and chocolate-y. Most of us, myself included, would find it easy to break down and eat the cake. And we would probably continue to break down and eat cake, because it would always be there. Our exercise goals would be long gone in no time.
This is how I imagine it is for guys. Girls are walking around all the time with barely any clothes on at the beach or pool! Guys can never get a break from it, even if they’re trying to see past all the bodies to find the smiles and personalities within the girls.
So really, how hard is it to not wear a bikini? If you’re like me, it might be a little disappointing. You also might have to save a little more babysitting money to buy a cute (yes, cute ones do exist) tankini or one piece. But honestly, a little disappointment and a little extra cash aren’t that hard to swallow. Especially when such things are to fulfill a God given responsibility. In his Theology of the Body, soon to be Saint John Paul II said, God has assigned as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman. He also assigns to every woman the dignity of every man. Let’s make a commitment this summer to ditch the skimpy swimsuits, earn self respect, and help our brothers in Christ.
P.S. You are enough.
Of course! We’ll pray that God will provide all your needs in every aspect of your life. We’ll pray that in the midst of this tribulation that you are facing, your hearts will still remain to be thankful and grateful for everything that He has given. Remember, if it’s God’s will, IT’S GOD’S BILL. Take heart, God has overcome the world. He will bring you through it. In Jesus’ name, amen!
God bless you dear! God loves you!
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” —James 5:16
My book giveaway didn’t respond to my message after a week or so from the announcement date. I’ve decided to forfeit the giveaway. I respect you privacy and how much you protect your identity and information as much as I do. So to everyone who’s keeping the record, the book giveaway was cancelled. But for the record, I still am thankful for each and everyone of you who’s following this blog. Thank you for inspiring me to continue to blog, post, write anything and everything God has impressed my heart.
May I continue to be a blessing to everyone of you as much as you do in my life. Keep striving, keep believing and keep living for God’s glory.
God bless us all!
I love you guiseeeeeeeeeee! Thank you so much!! <3