What if God told you that He wanted you to wear a white sheet for the whole year?
What if He also told you not to wear any makeup for that entire year?
Would you be able to survive this?
Do you think that the outer adornments are an expression of your beauty? My answer to this question is yes. For me it is an expression of our outer beauty, but there is more to being beautiful.
It’s more about who we are inside that makes the true difference and defines a beautiful from an ugly person.
I always say that no one is ugly physically, God has made us all with different features, and everything God makes and has made is beautiful. On the other hand, it’s the thing that comes from our mouth which really defiles us and shows us up as less than beautiful.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27
Today is your day of change. After reading this post and you will be able to boldly say:
I AM BEAUTIFUL. BEAUTY BEGINS IN MY HEART!
My former pastor would always say that he used to own a food shop and on a daily basis many beautiful young ladies would come to buy lunch. They looked beautiful from head to toe, but from the time they opened their mouth, it was a different story. The brawling and cantankerous manner of speech, he would always say, was definitely not a representative of the beauty on the outside.
Can you identify?
How beautiful are the words from your tongue?
Do they represent life or death? Are they beautiful or ugly?
Don’t get me wrong, I like to wear makeup, but there is something more important than the outer adornment. There is something more important than the MAC, Maybelline, Cover Girl and other products (though they are great products).
There is something extremely vital about making the inner being pretty, which has an impact on you will end up spending your after life in eternity with Christ. It’s about getting your soul beautiful.
Don’t get me wrong ladies, take care of yourself physically, but the most important thing is living right; I.e. Living a beautiful life which represents Jesus Christ.
Do you represent the fruit of the Spirit?
Just imagine yourself wearing the white sheet and no makeup for the whole year…..With no expression of fashion, some of us would die. How would you express the beautiful person that God made you to be?
True beauty is in character and the heart. The way you act, speak, behave, love and express your emotions are the real determinants of beauty in your life.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
The scripture goes on to say:
But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:4
How’s your heart?
What’s the voice of your heart like?
How beautiful are your words?
Just imagine: Without any physical distractions to the rest of the world, does your heart and whatever comes from your mouth represent quietness which Peter defines as true beauty?
Again, true beauty is in your character and your heart. Covered in your sheet and walking with a makeup-less face, do you really represent beauty?
Do you really represent the true character and fruit of the spirit when you open your mouth and speak to others?
I am not here to condemn you because my answer to some of these questions is a big resounding ‘N..O, No’ but remember, God is always faithful and just and once we confess our sins He will cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
True beauty begins in the heart, so let’s take off our makeup, put on our white sheet and let’s get to work!
Confess your sins today and say this prayer:
Father I repent for not living Your Word the way that I should. You have created all of us beautiful physically but I recognize now that true beauty is from the inside. Clean my inward parts Lord. Help me to be a beautiful person in all that I say and do. Let me not be overly concerned with outer adornment more so than living the character of Jesus. Forgive me and help me Lord and I declare that from this day: I AM BEAUTIFUL. BEAUTY BEGINS IN MY HEART.