Saturday, April 6, 2013

Gettin' A Makeover

Gettin' A Makeover

I remember, when me and my sister were knee high to a grasshopper, puttin' on Mamma’s high heels, and one of her many hats. Then we'd sneak into her make-up drawer and pull out a tube of lipstick. We'd smear it on. Then stand in front of the mirror. We felt so grown up and purty!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, as we age, if there was a cream to smooth out everythin’?! Well, a friend of mine, Daisy Lou, thought she had found it.  She was at the store the other day and asked the sales lady, Wilma Sue,“Do you have any cream that will make me younger lookin’? I’m afraid Herman’s losin’ in me.”  Now, let me say this ‘bout Therman, he isn’t the most complimentary husband.  In fact, when they got married, he lifted the veil and kissed her then covered her face again with the veil like he didn’t like what he’d seen. 
Wilma Sue, said, “We sure do.” And showed Daisy Lou a jar of cream.
It read – Gives your face a lift.  Smooths out unsightly wrinkles.  Makes you younger lookin’ in just 5 days.  Ditsy Lou bought it.  Mornin’ and night, Daisy Lou used that cream on her face. 
After a few days, she thought her face looked brighter and felt smoother.  After the fifth day of usin’ the cream, she asked Therman one evevin’, “Honey, can you tell anythin’ different ‘bout me?” He lowered his newspaper, looked at her over his readin’ glasses and said, “Now that you mention it, your back side is lookin’ a little wider than usual.” 
It takes a lot of work for us to look good! While it's important for us to do all we can to look good on the outside. It's far more important for us to be beautiful on the inside.
When Christ lives in our hearts, we become new. Our inward beauty becomes our outward beauty. That's our makeover with the maker!
God over looks the flaws we see and sees our beauty! Ladies, when you take off your make-up at night, look at yourself in the mirror and see yourself as He sees you - beautifully and wonderfully made!
 2 Corinthians 4:16-18  Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  (NIV)

Lord, mold us to be more like you. Help us to overlook our flaws and be happy with the way you made us. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Things To Thin 'Bout:
1. What would you change about the way you look?
2. Do you see yourself as God sees you?


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