Thursday, October 9, 2008

Student Devotions - October 9, 2008

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3 comments:

Jonathan Fortin said...

This may be something you already told us, but, when you tell us what we are supposed to read, are we supposed to already have read it, or are we supposed to pause the video and read it right then? The video is taking so long to upload nowadays that we usually do bot have enough time to do the blog in the morning anymore.

Anyway, I'm not quite sure what you are trying to say. My church has only casual dress requirements. I always wear sweat pants and T-shirt because of my Asperger Syndrome, so that's what I wear to church to. I always felt that more reverence could be shown for God by actually listening to the sermons, or singing along with the Hymns and really meaning the words, or paying attention in Sunday School. I will have to give your words more thought.

Sinead Roy said...

I have very mixed feelings about the whole issue of dress when it comes to church - all the more complicated right now by the fact that I was blessed with a whole bunch of beautiful and rather expensive clothing. Thanks Mom!

When I 'dress up' it is for one of two reasons: to build my own self-esteem or to impress others. It has never really been an issue of worship for me. On the contrary,to worship God, in spirit and in truth, for me would be to dress down rather than up; not to hide beneath something pretty and external, but to come in the most casual, ordinary clothes that I have. My heart has to be open, aware of all of my faults and shortcomings, but also fully aware of His grace and redemption. I guess it's that balance between sackcloth and ashes and the robe of righteousness that we have to find.I know my righteousness in Christ. I know His cleansing blood and the power of forgiveness, but more often than not, I am overwhelmed into silence by His holiness manifested in His Word, of in the lives of those I look up to spiritually.

You will rarely see me in jeans on a Sunday morning, because I know there are some it would offend, and the last thing I want to do is be a hinderance to anyone else's worship. But the dressing up is only on the outside.

sasha said...

I think that the way we dress those not always make people bad are good but that thosen't mean we can dress how we wants.I'm just saying that we have to have a limit but we don't have to fell deferent because we are christain.I have seen some person staring at people because of the way they were dress and judgeing them.I also think that we don't have any right to do that,thats god things...