Caught your eye, didn't I? I've been thinking about this topic for awhile, then last night I learned Heidi Montag from MTV reality shows, most recently, The Hills, is a Christian. Well, so I discovered after following a Twitter rabbit trail where I ended up on her husband's, Spencer Pratt, Twitter.
Not knowing much about her, I Googled her and "Oh, MY EYES!"
Wow, Heidi boobs and butts abound in cyberspace. Then, I discover she's all set for a fancy Playboy feature (the word spread just has too many other connotations) this September.
My heart is breaking. Heidi, you say you love Jesus yet you behave in such an immodest, lustful manner?
Jesus writes, "My sheep hear my voice," and "If you love Me, why don't you do what I say?"
The Apostle Paul writes to not behave in sensuality and immorality. To not be driven by our fleshly lusts. (Gal 5:19)
Heidi, you have so much beauty and by that, power. You can influence young women toward purity (not prudity,) respecting themselves and their bodies, therefore causing men to respect them.
Sweetie, do you realize what men and boys will be doing when they view your naked body, alone, say, in their bedroom or bathroom. They are not going to be thinking, "Great work of art, let's go throw some football."
You're causing husbands, brothers, fathers to lust and sin in their hearts betraying the wives they love.
Why not use your platform to raise the bar. Song of Songs 2:15, "... do not spoil the vine (young girls) while it is in bloom (forming their values.)"
Impressionable young women are watching you. I know it's hard to be put on the role model pedestal, but it's too late. You are there.
The same with Carrie Prejean. Google her and see the pictures that come up. Beautiful girl, but how can her Christ message be taken seriously? How does she really look different from any other beauty queen or model. Her faith is just some value she has like one would believe in Buddah, or Mohammad.
Being naked for the world to see invalidates her message. "Hey, adore my body, now love Jesus."
The only way the Gospel can ring true if she turns, if she repents.
I know we don't talk much about repentence these days, but beloved, we need to be on our knees, repenting of our compromise, our embrace of sin.
To a church without mixture, God will pour out His Spirit without measure. Healings, deliverances, miracles, love and grace, peace!
I'd rather have those things to minister to a hurting world than to embrace sexual immorality and the "right" to parade around naked.
What power Carrie's beauty could bring for good if she raised the bar for women and preached self respect and purity. Education, humility and love.
I'm not against beautiful Christian women being in the market place or Hollywood. I am challenging the embrace of nudity and sensuality.
Being naked does not empower anyone. I hear that from Hollywood all the time. "I took my clothes off for the camera, it was so empowering."
Really? Then why aren't you naked now, or when you shop down Rodeo Drive? Because being naked is not empowering, but weakening. It makes us vulnerable.
The only "naked" we need to be is "naked" before God, letting Him change us from the inside out.
Carrie, Heidi, RAISE THE BAR!! Use your beauty and power truly for God's kingdom.
What is it with beautiful women who have perfect white teeth, long blonde hair, awesome bodies?
But, writing is her love, and she hopes to spread the fragrance of Jesus with her words.
Her current release Love Starts With Elle from Thomas Nelson is a 2009 RITA Finalist. Her next release, "The Sweet By and By" with platinum selling country artist Sara Evans releases this fall. Check out all of her books and musings on her web site at www.rachelhauck.com.