Tuesday, December 15, 2015

R.E.A.L. Women Devotional - Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest one of all?" A famous line from the movie "Snow White" that I was reminded of reading Proverbs this morning. Proverbs 27:19 says "As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man." 

Now that I am working in the "beauty" business, daily I come across ladies and some men, who are looking for that miracle cream. The kind of cream that will give them youth, radiance and beauty. What is beauty anyway? We've all heard the saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." 

Part of my job in engaging my customers is to "make the magic" happen. If I told them the truth, there is no make up or cream that will reverse the damage already done to their skin. If they start a regimen, they can prolong what they already have. Really what they need to be caring for is their heart or their attitude. So many times I wish I could tell them it's not their cosmetics, it's a daily regimen for cleansing and caring for their heart. 

Unforgiveness, anger, bitterness and fear are pollution to our soul. It not only affects us emotionally, but physically. Jesus said in Luke 11:34 "Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness." 

There is only One who can give that radiant glow we are longing so much for. When we surrender to a daily regimen of reading the Bible and prayer that is more relational than ritual, we begin to transform from the inside out.

There is only one answer to the question of "who is the fairest one of all?" His name is Jesus! Make him apart of your beauty routine. He is only way to attain a beautiful heart.

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