Saturday, June 16, 2012

We Love Makeovers

Face it. Women love makeovers. Oh, I've watched my share of What Not to Wear episodes. We love to watch these shows and read the magazines which transports individuals with an outdated wardrobe into supermodel territory. Then there's the ever-popular brand new 'do for the woman who's been wearing the Farrah Fawcett look since she graduated high school. It may have been a good look at one time, but...

It's Time For a Change

Makeovers have a way of giving us ordinary gals hope that we can change.

It breathes new life into our confidence.

It also gets us noticed by others.

There's another kind of makeover that doesn't get as much attention or fanfare. It's not featured on the cover of fashion magazines or have entire television shows dedicated to it. It's the inner makeover.

Our Creator desires to do a makeover, transforming us from the inside-out into His image. Doesn't sound very glamorous, does it? Alright. Maybe it's not. But, if we aspire to be more like Christ, it's a very necessary makeover. We know all the dark secrets inside of ourselves, the ones that we like to keep hidden away from others. It's time to let Christ shine his Light in those dark corners. His Light will reveal tiny little dust bunnies that you didn't realize were hiding inside or the big ones that you thought He didn't notice. It's time to sweep those away. The process can be fun, amazing, energizing, and sometimes painful. Rearranging is never easy. But, the payoff is incredible.

This inner makeover has a way of...

giving us ordinary gals New Hope that we can change.

breathing New Life into us, giving us a new confidence.

getting us noticed by others when they see God's Light radiating through us.

Romans 12:2  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. 

2 Corinthians 3:18  But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 

2 Corinthians 5:17  This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 

Galatians 6:15b  What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation.

All the outer beauty in the world cannot compare to the beauty God can give us on the inside. 

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, 
and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. 
Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 
~ Philippians 4:8

Have you asked God to give you a makeover?


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