Thinking Out Loud

February 18, 2012

Person of the Week (1) – Kylie Bisutti

I found about Victoria’s Secret model Kylie Bisutti on the blog Let Faith Reign, whose author calls herself Reign of Faith.

Kylie Bisutti, winner of the Victoria’s Secret Model Search and former Victoria’s Secret model has recently quit because she feels as though it goes against her Christian faith. She says that she still will continue to model, but fully clothed because she wants to be a better role model for girls and she feels that her body belongs to her husband.

Here’s parts one (background) and two (decision to quit)of the interview she did with ABC’s Good Morning America:

Back to Reign of Faith for a moment; if there’s a young girl reading this who aspires to a modelling career like Kylie, but also believes in being authentic about her Christian beliefs, then the rest of this — girl to girl — is for you…

I am really intrigued by this story because it presents subjects that I feel we should all be aware of and thinking about:

Glorifying God in all that you do.

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV)

You must make sure that what you are doing is glorifying God. This situation is much more blatant, but you should be thinking this way on things that are seemingly small. In all that you do, ask yourself whether it is giving God glory.

Your body belongs to your husband and vice versa.

The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. (1 Corinthians 7:4 NKJV)

That statement is probably going to enrage feminists everywhere; but, the statement is actually scriptural. As a society, we have gotten so far away from what God intended for marriage. It is hard to even view our lives as belonging to God our Creator, let alone our physical body belonging to our husbands/wives.

Christians as role models

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 NKJV)

Other people, particularly non Christians should be able to look at you and not only see what it means to be in Christ, but they should see why a life in Christ is more fulfilling in all areas.

I’m sure this is going to stir up some discussion in the media and church.

Tomorrow, a look at another Christian in the media spotlight whose career is just starting out.

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