Every woman wants to know the latest beauty secret. We all want to improve our bodies, faces, hair and style. We want to look our best at all times. After all, when we look good, we feel good, right? Being a woman who loves to pamper herself, I have found one of the most ancient beauty secrets that a woman could ever come by. The secret is one that you may have heard of, but never thought it involved cosmetics. This secret is the best foundation for complexion. It will match every skin tone. Sorry Maybeline, #notsorry..ha!
This is the key to long beautiful hair, without buying tons of expensive conditioners. You don’t have to pay hundreds of hard earned dollars on high end shampoos. Above all, it is the mother of all body makeovers. You will not sweat your life away in the gym trying to develop the perfect body. You do not have to call Dr. Miami and take out a personal loan to get that flat tummy. This revolutionary beauty tip will have you doing away with all false pretenses about your figure. Karlebach, Ray and Witter wrote in their book, The Inside Story (2009). “If we’re not perfect, we don’t think we are beautiful” ( p. 80).
“You are so beautiful, my beloved, so perfect in every part.”-Song of Songs 4:7 NLT (p.80)
You do not have to go organic, vegan or paleo to get this makeover. It is not going to break your bank, empty out your wallet or cause you any grief. You will not have to deal with someone at the makeup counter in the mall trying to sell you the best mascara for your eyelashes. You can erase everything you have learned or been told about where true beauty comes from; because my friends, it all comes from Jesus!
Yes, Jesus is the ancient beauty secret. He is the remedy for thinning hair and combination skin. He is the one who repairs your body better than a fad diet. As a matter of fact, you can throw out all your diet ideas. Keto 30, Vegan, Paleo, Zero-Carb, High Protein, Low- fat, calorie counting. When you make Jesus your Master instructor you are free to enjoy life. Look at what Jesus has to say about your body.
And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on (Luke 12:22 KJV).
You can eat whatever you want. When you have Jesus as your trainer you won’t have the mind to over indulge or eat beyond what your stomach can hold. (Fun Fact: your stomach is the size of your fist). “Think about it!”
When you eat the amount of food that your body can hold you will find the pounds melting off faster than running five miles a day. I have found that eating less than half of what my stomach can hold is better for my body (Arthur and Judy Halliday, Thin Within 2002). You will learn that you do not have to starve yourself to reach the ideal weight for your body type. Jesus made us all different shapes and sizes. Our characteristics and body makeup is tailored to our individual lives. Here is what Jesus says about your design:
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well (Psalms 139:14 KJV).
You can stay in good health by reading the word God.”Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones” (Proverbs 3:8 KJV)
Now, I know that some of you who are interested in beauty and cosmetics may not be interested in Jesus. And this is perfectly okay. But money cannot buy us a beauty that is eternal.. Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighter cannot make you glow as much as Christ can. Urban Decay is no match when it comes to bringing out your eyes, the way Jesus will. Dr. Miami, cannot lift, tuck and cut on you better than Jesus. And his Brazilian Butt Lift is not capable of sustaining your peace, love, happiness and the relationship with your significant other.
…and while we are on the subject of bodies, A smaller body will not bring a man in your life.
You can put away the Kim Kardashian West dream body ideal. You can hang up getting lip fillers, to look like Kylie Jenner. You do not have to worry about being able to dance like Beyoncé. Those individuals are doing what they want to do in life, so can you! You probably will increase the level of personal anxiety by trying to imitate them. It is best to be who God created you to be.
We cannot keep up with anyone but ourselves. It will be a race that you will never win, trying to imitate someone.That person is always growing, moving, evolving, changing and you should be too. If you want to know who to follow, or who you can look up to, who is the best of the best, look in the mirror, it’s you!
Here is an excerpt from The Inside Story (2009) in the chapter titled America’s Next Top Model. “We measure ourselves by the world’s standards of outward beauty. The models on magazines and on shows like America’s Next Top Model seem perfect. We think if we just looked like them we’d be beautiful. When we think this way, we are believing the devil’s lies.
Have you ever heard the words “she’s better than you?” “She is prettier than you?” “How come you are not like her?” “She does not eat like that.” “That is why you are fat.” “That is a carb, it will make you fat.” “Starve yourself for the weight to fall off.” “Workout until it hurts.” These are all examples of lies that the enemy keeps putting in our heads. We have to put what Jesus says in our minds to drive out all the lies.”
You are the best the world has to offer. It is not how many followers you have on YouTube or Instagram. It is not the amount of hits, likes, hearts, thumbs up on your social media handles. The best is you! When we fully deicide that we want to be beautiful we have to go to the source of all beauty.
God is the creator. He is the original designer of woman. As much as I love Coco Chanel and Luis Vuitton, they cannot give me eternal life. Jesus knows you have cellulite, stretch marks, grey hair, funny toes, fuller figure, thin hair, thick hair, slanted eyes, curly hair, flat hair, freckles,no money, no savings, no job, lots of money, lots of clothes, lots of designer hand bags. If He knows all of this and still loves you, “why can’t you love you too?”
Why do you need to spend money on more false hair, false eye lashes, more makeup, plastic surgery? More shoes, more clothes more mascara, more nail polish, to feel pretty. Those things are accessories to the beauty that is already on the inside of you. I’ll tell you why. Because you want more.
The other stuff gets old and once the newness wears off you chase more “new.” I am that person who loves to spend money on cosmetics and all kinds of beauty creams, but when Jesus shared with me what true beauty is; I was able to put everything in perspective. I came to the conclusion that Sephora was not going to get me into heaven. And having the best arched eyebrows was not going to earn me the crown of life. I began to look more into developing beauty that is eternal.
“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.4 You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.5 This is how the holy women of old made themselves beautiful. They put their trust in God and accepted the authority of their husbands” (1 Peter 3:3-5 NLT).
The beauty that is eternal is developed with love. Love will make your eyes white, bright and clear. Love will make that brown pupil appear almost transparent, and just one ray of sunlight. Love will cause the roots in your scalp to circulate and stimulate long natural hair growth. Love will brighten your skin without skin lighteners, bleaches or fade creams.
Love will bring health to your body without seeing a doctor. Love will give you favor with people from all walks of life willing to be a great blessing to you and your family. Love will provide, Love will make you debt-free. Love will get that body you always wanted.
Love will allow you to eat in “mental” peace, give you a desire to dress up and look your best. Love is all you need. So, the next time your putting on that mascara or grazing the isles of Ulta remember to put on the real beauty first, that way you will not over spend your money on an item that is only going to make up the outside appearance. Because when get ready for bed you are going to wash it off. But when true beauty is on the inside of you it will remain. Neutrogena’s best makeup wipes will not be able to erase the permanent glow that is beaming from the inside of you.
Here are a few resources you can take a look at for further study on true beauty.
Thin Within by Arthur and Judy Halliday (Daily Devotional Book)
For Teens: “The Inside Story” by Connie Witter, Rose Karlebach and Kelly Ray (purchased this for my daughter and ended up loving it)
For Young Adults: Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy ( I read this book while I was single)
“I had the pleasure of reading “When God Writes Your Love Story,” by Eric and Leslie Ludy, prior to marriage. This book was a story of waiting on God to bring the perfect mate into your life. A young lady or gentlemen does not have to go out and look for a spouse. God will set the perfect stage, the perfect atmosphere and the perfect timing when He wants you to be married.
After all, when you become married it is a whole new avenue where you no longer are living for yourself, as a woman. You are living to compliment the work and destiny that God has planned for your husband. When you become a wife. Family will be your only concern and making your house a home for your children and your mate to enjoy will be your greatest accomplishment.
That last nugget was something that comes from way down within me!
The Happy House Wife