Adorn Yourself

As I walked into my first True Nation class I wanted to sit in the back row and not be seen. I didn’t know what kind of setting I would be walking into, what people would look like or be like. I was so nervous. I remember I wore a very colorful orange dress, matching earrings, matching bracelets, matching headband, matching sandals, my hand nails were acrylic French tipped orange, and my toes had flower designs. (Yup, that was ME).  We parked and I didn’t want to walk in anymore.  Not only were we late but now after traveling 30 miles in traffic and many other obstacles that presented themselves that day, I felt like maybe I should have toned it down a bit.  My husband (I called him my boyfriend at the time) said to me we are here and we are walking in.  As I walk in, everyone turns around and smiles in the most sincere way.  I find a seat quickly and after the most powerful interesting class I had ever been to I get the best hug I also had never had.  I felt very welcomed and everyone looked different from what I pictured.  The women were all dressed modestly, had different types of head covers, different hair styles, and wore make up and jewelry. After attending a few more classes, I spoke to a sister regarding my style, I was still worried it might be unlawful and that maybe they were all just being kind and not telling me I needed to tone it down. She explained to me that it was perfectly fine to dress myself up the way I did. It was later proven to me in the scriptures how our foremothers would dress themselves up and how the Most High provided so many things for us to adorn ourselves with.  That definitely put me at ease and I continued to be me.  With that being said I would like everyone to feel comfortable with dressing up and showing our beauty the way we are supposed to and all in modesty.

Let us take a look at Isaiah 3:18-23. It has so many examples of ways of adorning ourselves.

“18.In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and  their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, 19. The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, 20. The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, 21. The rings, and nose jewels, 22. The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, 23. The glasses, and the fine linen and the hoods, and the vails.”

Tinkling ornaments about their feet…Ornaments of the legs

Cauls, and their round tires like the moon …

 

Chains, and the bracelets

Mufflers, Bonnets, Headbands 

 

Earrings, Rings, Nose Jewels

Hoods, Vails

 

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The Following is just too much:

Just remember everything needs to be done in moderation. You don’t need too much of anything. We are beautiful the way the Most High made us.

5 Comments

  1. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L article Ruthy and I agree with the points made about adorning ourselves as well.

  2. I agree im still learn what i pike to adorn my self with but over all love article sis

  3. Thanks for the article, and great examples of how we can be modest and still look nice.

  4. I remember seeing you on your first day coming to class. I felt very joyful to see a new sister (and a fellow 10 tribe sister at that…LOL) seeking to learn about the truth. I thought you looked great and that your husband, who was not new to the truth, had taught you well. I’m very glad you came and even happier that you are still here!!

    • Thank You Parah, Especially for the hug and comfort!

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