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Old 10-01-2007, 08:42 PM
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I found this today as I was browsing different sites looking for a womans bible study and I have to say that I just found this so neat.....

A Beautiful Woman In Christ
Julia Bettencourt

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman
that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30


Some may have heard about the little boy who asked his mother why she was putting on cold cream. She replied that she was making herself beautiful. When she went to take off the cold cream the little boy wanted to know what was the matter. Was she giving up? That little boy misunderstood the concept of the art of becoming beautiful. Sometimes we as Christian women misunderstand God's concept of becoming beautiful in Christ.

There is nothing wrong with working on our outward beauty in itself. We are children of the King so why not look the part? We should always do our best and look our best but many times we forget about the inside and the way we project ourselves. Perhaps sometimes we just concentrate only on one feature or area of our Christian life but not the whole and our beauty in Christ becomes skewed.

Being beautiful in Christ involves more than just the outside or just one part of us. Our verse says, "...a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30. That is the beauty that transcends time and doesn't fade away.

One thing about beauty that we all know as women is that it is a daily thing. In other words we have to keep ourselves up. If we let ourselves go what happens? We're not quite so beautiful anymore are we? It is the same with being beautiful in Christ. We have to constantly work at it. Here are some things to help us improve our beauty in Christ.

1. Cleanser.
In order to make ourselves beautiful, we have to first cleanse ourselves of all unwanted impurities. Our cleansing agent works through our confession and God's forgiveness.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)


2. Moisturizer.
Having compassion can be a good moisturizer. When we start seeing others and their needs instead of our own it can really soften us up!

"Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference." (Jude 21,22)


3. Wrinkle Cream.
If we want to smooth out those wrinkles how about applying a meek and quiet spirit?

"But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." (1 Pet 3:4)


4. Foundation.
We need to start with a good foundation and what is better than the Word of God? If we have the Word of God in our hearts the rest of our spiritual make-up can be easily applied.

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." (Psa 119:11)


5. Eye Makeup.
To keep our eyes shinning the brightest we need to guard them from seeing things that are not fitting of a beautiful woman in Christ.

"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" (1 Cor 6:19)


6. Lipstick.
To make the face complete don't forget your lips. Apply lipstick in the shade of 'Pleasantness' daily for best results.

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." (Prov 16:24)


7. Blush.
The blush we apply should be God's love radiating through us.

"And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." (Rom 5:5)


8. Hand Lotion.
We don't want our hands to become dry and brittle so we need to apply some generosity and good deeds.

"Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." (Prov 31:31)


9. Foot Therapy.
Sometimes when we overlook our feet they can get callused and rough so we need to get them going in the right direction. Take your feet only to the places that Christ would approve.

"Abstain from all appearance of evil." (1 Th 5:22)


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Old 10-01-2007, 08:46 PM
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Just lovely... thank you for sharing this...
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It's a memorable analogy.
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:00 PM
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It's a memorable analogy.
that is wonderful! i wish i could print it out
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