I was told by a friend why she wore a head covering a
good year before I started wearing one of my own. I was ignoring the
calling to do so. I was being disobedient. Then one day I
shared the scripture with my husband. This is what I did: I
turned to the correct passage and just handed it to him to read.
While he read it I walked away. After he had finished I asked him
what he thought. He looked at me and said "By this you should
being wearing a head covering during worship services." So I
have been wearing one ever since. I told my friend about it and she
was so excited. I want to be obedient to the Lord and submissive to
His authority and to my husband's. I am not saying that it is always
easy to wear one because there are only two of us in my whole church that
wears one. But what a blessing it is to know that you have submitted
to God and to your husband in such a way to humble yourself in their
prescence. God will bless you for being obedient. God bless!
I pray that I can be a blessing to someone by my testimoney. I was
baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost in 1985 and I wore
the veil out of obedience to my Pastor. I did not have the
revelation of the veil at that time. One afternoon as I was laying
in my bed, the Lord spoke to me and said "if the hair is the
covering, then the men would have to shave their heads, because it is a
dishonor to them to pray with there head covered". I felt in my
heart that this was a divine revelation from God and I was so thankful
that He had spoken to me in such a personal way. But that's not all,
there's more......As I began to long for a deeper relationship with the
Lord, God started dealing with me in a lot of areas in my life and one
area was "HOLINESS". He began to deal with me about my
hair, so I made a covenant with God that I would never cut, trim or
alternate my hair in anyway. About three 3 months later I was
called to a home missions church that did not teach about the
"veil" so I stopped wearing it. And of course I was a bit
confused because I know that God himself had spoken to me when I was
a new convert. I started seeking God for an answer and again He
spoke to me in a personal way. He told me "Because your hair is
UNCUT, your hair is your covering" and again I was blessed because He
had given me another revelation about the covering. There is much
revelation that awaits any women who seeks the plan of God on the hair.
We have been granted power with our covering!
I pray that my testimony is a blessing to all that reads it.
I recommend this book written by Sister Ruth Rieder called "Power
Before The Throne"
The Titus 2 Wife Testimony
would like to include the following testimony in hopes it may encourage
someone to follow the Lord's leading. May He receive all the praise
glory for everything written !!
My first questions about the headcovering came some 8 years ago. I
asked a pastor's wife about 1 Corinthians 11. She explained it away
cultural. I was fairly insistent about it, and I was wondering how
she know this? How could she discern what Scriptures were
which were applicable for today? I was not satisfied with the
but I could not find anybody else near me who did know the answer.
Eventually, I just thought I was not good enough to know these
secrets" that everyone else did. Maybe I did not pray enough,
enough,or have enough faith. I left it alone for several years, but
the while the Lord was just under the surface calling me to obedience.
Fast forward several years....I was recovering from cancer , and after
staring my own mortality in the face, I decided that whatever time I had
left on this earth was NOT going to be spent being a closet Christian. I
was going to get serious about what the Bible said. I started with
modest dressing. Of course, I went down kicking and screaming
loved my jeans, my shorts, and my bathing suit. I had to die so much
my own desires, I sometimes expected a hearse to drive up at any moment!!
Then came submission to my husband. He was so skeptical at first,
time he has come to enjoy having a helpmeet around instead of the
competition!! It has helped his own walk with the Lord, and I regret
the years I have stood in the way of God's leading for him. How much
time I wasted trying to be the boss, the leader, and in charge. God,
His wisdom, has a unique and special place for His daughters, and He has
designed us to serve Him best in this way. Then, we can win our
over without a word, and sanctify our households for the Kingdom. How
blessed we are to be in this vital position, sisters!
More housekeeping in my heart and life...
Then, the issue at hand...the headcovering. I approached my husband
about it and asked his interpretation of 1 Cor. 11. He read it and
the covering it spoke of was the hair. I said okay, but my spirit
not rest. I spent the next year researching, studying, reading, and
praying. I read commentaries, articles, and books. I joined a
headcovering loop for a while, and asked more questions. They were
so patient with me, and helped me in my understanding even more.
year later, I shared with him all my research. He read the verses again
in different translations even, and said the covering mentioned was the
Now, I was at a crisis of belief. Was I going to submit to my
interpretation? Was I supposed to just take all the information I
gathered, and just toss it? I prayed so much for guidance. How
not submit to my husband on this? I had been taught to submit,
was sharing with others on submission.
God's words rang in my spirit: It is better to obey than to
1 Samuel 15:22 )...If you love me, keep my commandments ( John 14:15
)....let her be covered ( 1 Cor. 11: 6b) I asked my husband's
permission, and he reluctantly agreed to a 2 week trial. I was so
So, I officially began covering on April 2, 2000. Was it easy?
quite possibly was more difficult than chemotherapy!! My husband was
angry with me. He was insulting to me, mocked me, and laughed at
hated the headcovering so much. I was not prepared for his
would not walk with me in stores, and he stopped introducing me to his
peers. He did everything he could to make me take it off. He
questioned our future together as husband and wife. I was so
frightened!! I desperately clung to the Lord during all this.
constantly in prayer, in tears... being persecuted by my best
other friends were not much better. They could not understand why I
would purposely disrupt my happy home for a piece of cloth on my
I was so ashamed. Surely no other husband would be so cruel! I
out I was not alone. Many sisters shared the same pain as me.
Eventually, my husband asked me to forgive for his angry outbursts.
said it was as if he was watching himself and hearing himself say these
hurtful things, but he was not doing it. We both felt satan was up
Later, my husband had lunch with a man that basically told him he did not
have a leg to stand on. He taught him about the covering. The
this dear man on my behalf!! He told my husband how fortunate he was
have a wife who wanted to please the Lord in this way!! My husband
and received this teaching. He came home again, and gave me
to follow the Lord as He led me. He said he felt he had no choice.
There was wisdom in his words. I believe we must obey God over man (
Now, my daughter and I are covered full time. I am so overjoyed
placed my heart's desire right in my lap. All I could say to my dear
husband during the past weeks was that I was just wanting to obey the
Lord!! He has done so much for me, and I want my life to be a
for Him. I want to be dressed as a daughter of the King of
want to cover my own glory so that His glory can shine through. I
to die of pride and vanity. I want to look like a Christian inside
I did spend one week straddling the fence after my husband gave his okay.
Now, it was just up to me. I spent a few more miserable days out of
town making sure. It was no turning back now, and I wanted to see
clearly the way of the Lord for me. I wanted to double-check my
my motives, and my direction. It was just a lack of faith on my
though. The Lord was saying to me, "You understand Me on this..what
is holding you back?" When the Lord commands us to do
something, He does
not need to convict us of it, He just expects us to obey. He always
blesses our obedience, too. I missed my headcovering, and when I got
back home, I placed it on my head to stay.
I have had lots of stares, giggles, and finger pointing. Does it
me? It could. This headcovering has sometimes felt like a 100
flashing neon sign!! I have had to get used to all the attention it
brings. My reaction, however, is the key. I am being mildly
I am being mocked for my faith. 1Peter 4:16 says "if anyone
a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this
matter." I smile a little on the inside when I think I am
Christ. I am bringing Him face to face with others on a daily basis
my headcovering. Not to mention, the added protection of the
can go to the Throne anytime on the behalf of anyone God calls to my mind
and pray for them. It is a constant reminder of Who I represent in
My testimony is in the making. I am living it everyday. I have
seen some of God's blessings because of my simple obedience to Him.
love Him more and more. Luke 12: 47 says that the servant, which
his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his
will, shall be beaten with many stripes. I do not want to " go
you know what I mean!!
Jesus told us that He came to divide. That is the cost of being a
disciple. He said in Luke 14: 26, 27, 33, and 34 that we are not
to be called His disciples who cannot persevere, who cannot , in the
sense of indifference to, or relative disregard for them in comparison
with his attitude toward God place anyone's wishes or desires above His
In a nutshell, we are to be willing to go against the wishes or approval
of our father, mother, wife, children, and even our own wishes to obey
God's commands. That is quite a command, but nevertheless it's
sisters. Christianity is not for the fainthearted!!
We are called to be separate, to be peculiar, and to be not conformed to
this world. Modesty is out the window in this country, as well as
dying to vanity or pride. This why we who are covered stand out so
I would much rather suffer in OBEDIENCE to God now, than to suffer for
DISobedience later. Count the cost, sisters, and take that step
God's will in this matter. I can tell you that the blessing of
will be yours for the taking.
Because of His love for me,
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