Thursday, June 10, 2010

Unfading beauty

Friday before last, I participated in the "Pearls for Girls"event at church for our youth/college girls. It was really fun but really tiring! I think I did 44 faces in about two hours! Woah! Anyway, just wanted to share what God laid on my heart to share with the girls. We did mini-makeovers and with each step of the makeover, I gave them something that they could think about/pray for as they are doing it each day. I thought it would be a great way to make sure your heart is in the right place at the beginning of the day. It definitely applies to us all, not just younger girls! I didn't have much time to share so I felt like I was speaking so fast they probably didn't hear everything so if you're reading this girls, I hope you will print it out to keep with you and apply to your life!

As we as girls strive to look our best, we usually will wear makeup.
Makeup should enhance the beauty that God gave us as women, not distract from it.
Ask yourself the question, “What is my reason for accessorizing/wearing makeup? Is it to draw attention to myself? Just as we should do everything as unto the Lord, (work, school, etc.) it should be the same with looking our best. Many beautiful women are mentioned in the Bible.
Rachel was “lovely in form, and beautiful” and Bathsheba was “very beautiful.”
We all want to be beautiful and it’s not wrong to want or to do so, but it can’t be the most important thing.

“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” 1 Peter 3:3

“Women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do….continuing to live in faith, love, holiness, and modesty.”
1 Timothy 2:10, 15
Wow, how awesome is that? God gives us a specific list of waht He finds beautiful and attractive!

As we go through these “beauty treatments” I want to give you an idea that you could use each day as you put on your makeup. Remember these verses and pray about these specific things for your life with each step that you do. It can really help you keep a proper perspective.

Wash your face:
Praise God that He has washed your sins away!!!!(Acts 22:16)

Pray that you will thirst for righteousness! Matt 5:6 says “They that thirst for righteousness will be filled.” Not money, fame, love, power…but righteousness!

Pray that your “foundation” would be solid and built on the Rock! Matt. 7:25

Bronzer helps to give you a little shimmer and a sun-kissed look.
Pray that your light would shine before men- that they would see your good deeds and praise the Father in Heaven. Matt 5:15-16

Pray that your eyes would be fixed on Jesus and you would turn away from worthless things.
Psalm 119:37 – “Turn my eyes away from worthless things”. Wow, how powerful to think that He can help you look upon things that are worthy!
Hebrews 12: 2 says “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus; the author and perfecter of our faith.”
2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.”
Matt 6:22 –23 – “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
Your perception and spiritual insight can be easily clouded by so many things. To see the world from God’s point of view we need to serve him and fix our eyes on God.

Guide my lips, Lord. May I only speak what is good, pleasing, and uplifting. Not harsh words, gossip, or slander.
“May my lips overflow with praise, for you. Teach me your decrees. May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.” Psalm 119:171-172
“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” – Proverbs 16:24

1 comment:

  1. love it! thanks so much for coming and helping out! I know we all had a great time!!!