Aren’t we just funny the lot of us? I think we wear something on our heads so the angels will know for sure who they can laugh at. Oh must go- mascarra needs touching up! But I do get the point and you have made it very well—-blessings from an old fool for HIM.
Oh I know exactly what you mean Sister! I got saved in a Holiness church and I remember going to the nationwide conferences and sitting on my bunk bed in the girls dorm room watching as the ladies stood for an hour or more with the curling iron or rolling their hair in curlers, hair spray it to death, shove about 200 bobby pins in the mess ever so meticulously, and there I was with a simple braid or my hair in a pony tail. :-)
I remember this one sister at the conference, her hair went down to her ankles…seriously…it was beautiful. She never bothered to fry her hair with curling irons or rollers, but instead her hour or hour and a half was spent braiding and securing her mane on the top of her head, and it wasn’t done it vanity or pride. She would sit there on her bed talking away with us while her fingers worked away on her hair.
Glad those days are over and now it only takes me 2 minutes to roll my hair in a bun and 5 seconds to put my covering on. :-)
that really convicted me. i mean i dont wear my hair too fancy at all but i kno wat u mean,
when i go to a conference its all just a bunch of hair
its a fashion show!
thats why i just put my hair in a pony tail at conferences cus at altar call i always get drunk and mess it up ne ways!!
so at the end of it all….i know whoever has the perfectest hair didnt pray good!
Wow, I guess I’m one of the young girls you are talking about, and I’ve never even though about it! I can take up to an hour fixing my hair and I’m always worried about looking not only looking my best but better than everyone else as well!! You’ve hit the nail on the head! Good for you!! You speak truth sister! God bless you, I think you have just changed my life, and maybe even saved my soul!! With love, your sister in the lord, Kristi
Well, I agree with you with the jewlery etc…in the hair. But I don’t see anything wrong with wearing it up in a nice style, and it takes me maybe an hour to do my hair only because I’m not that well at doing my own hair, so it takes longer.
As I stated in the original post, I do not see anything wrong with wearing hair up in a nice style either… it’s the very elaborate hairdos that cause me concern. If you are spending MORE time on your hair to impress mortal man than you are spending in prayer with the God of the universe, there is a problem!
I had a discussion like this a few weeks ago with my boyfriend’s mom, who has been in the church for 4 years (I’ve been in for a year tomorrow!) She has conviction over wearing glittery, fancy clips and such in her hair because she feels it is adornment as much as wearing necklaces and bracelets are. She just does a simple ponytail or bun with a scrunchie and thats all, and I agree with her. Many of the girls in my church do extensive hairstyles with a million shiny clips and I fear for them. So thank you for addressing such an underdiscussed topic. God bless you!
Oh Sister, you are so right!!! I see so many young girls (teens, myself) in the Apostolic Pentecostal church I attend spending hours and hours on a hairdo!!! One girl who was raised in the church was actually obsessed with her hair. I guess she was… 13, 14, and her hair was down to her calfs and she would spend hours on end with it. Literally. One Sunday after Sunday School she called me into the bathroom with her complaining that she hadn’t gotten her full TWO HOURS to spend on her hair that morning, and it was falling, and she needed me to take the pins out of my hair and give them to her so hers would stay up in this massive beehive look. It was really insane. Personally, for me, my hair is down to the bottoms of my knees and I always have a new style everyday. It may not be new, but I don’t wear the same one everyday. I set aside about 5-7 minutes in the mornings to do my hair. r because God just might take it away from you if you are not careful!!
God Bless you all, Sisters in the Lord Jesus!!! -Sister Madison
i would have to say that you are right. if you focus on your hairdo more than on worshiping God, there is somehting wrong with your personal relationship with god but there is nothing wrong in fixing your hair. if in the world you dress to impress mortal man why not do it for God? There is nothing wrong with it as long as you know what your priorities are.
blessings upon thee
We had a youth rally last night and i noticed a lot of young girls (and older sisters) who had obviously spent a long time on their hair. It seems like a stumbling block to me, because it causes envy for the girls who either don’t have the resources or the talent to create the same style. I think we should be humble in everything that we do, including our hair. God knows the number of the hairs on our head, but I just don’t think He’s that concerned about how they are arranged.
And I can tell you that I know it is a stumbling block to hers who are not Pentecostal who are visitors at church services. I know this from personal experience with my own family & friends who simply can not believe some of the hairdos when their shorter, cut-hair hairdo is obviously much more modest. They ask me time & time again how I justify it, it’s a difficult question for me to answer to an outsider looking in.
I hope you are right… but what gives you the right to say that? I never did… and you are not God, I am not God, neither of us can damn anyone to hell for anything. I’m just posting my own personal thoughts to give others food for though. If they offend you, I’m sorry. That was not my intention. You might be better served reading a different blog if that is the case.
I have to say I am amazed to be coming across these posts. I’m in a Holiness church and have been for a little over 4 years. I come from a Baptist background and I just want to point out that coming from that, you expect the hairstyles to follow the same pattern as dress (modest, not ‘attention grabbing’) when making the switch from wordly to Christian. There’s supposed to be a marked difference, not only in a Holiness woman, but a Pentecostal or Apostolic woman, too. And you are so right, titus, about trying to explain things. My family all still follows the Baptist beliefs, and if I try to explain why I dress the way I do I have a hard time reconciling the differences between my appearance and others who claim to be Holiness yet appear as the world.
Just wondering how you ladies feel about braided hair. It is an issue I am not sure about and there is not a whole lot of info on it that I can find. I am aware of scripture that says (or so I think) not to braid but I am having a hard time finding wrong in it. I know some very prayed up sisters that wear their hair braided, yet I also know some who feel that it is against scripture to do so. Since receiving the Holy Ghost I have not braided my hair but within the last few months I have questioned whether that is because I have been taught not to or if I am not because it is wrong to do so. Any help sorting through this is appreciated.
It is my understanding from the original language that the word translated as “broided” doesn’t necessarily mean “braided” but means more along the lines of “to be fixed or styled elaborately” – so it is my personal belief that a simple braid isn’t what the Scriptures are talking about here, but more an over-the-top, elaborate, “LOOK AT ME!” hairstyle that is meant to attract attention & admiration. =) Thanks for your comment!
The wording from the original Aramaic to English reads more like this: (1Pe 3:3) Your adornment should not be outward – arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on dresses – (1Pe 3:4) but the hidden Man of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a meek and peaceable spirit, which is of great value before Elohim (god).
I will tell you that from what I have studied out, “plating” simply means doing hair elaborately… and “broiding” means pretty much the same. I don’t feel it’s a simple braid, but a super-elaborate one that is intricate & takes quite a bit of time. Overall, I think the Scriptures are talking about being MODEST in hairdos… so that a woman is not calling attention to herself through the way she elaborately arranges her hair. Our inner beauty is more important! =) Hope this helps.