Posted by: mamaamy | April 15, 2008

God’s Beauty Aid

I must face it! I am getting older! Because of the effects of time and since my body has been through my many pregnancies, I am seeing the wrinkles and sags that seem harder and harder to eliminate. I work out regularly, I eat a healthy diet and yet nothing seems to change. My friends and I joke about Botox and tummy tucks to remedy the situation. But as I have thought about this, I realized that the best beauty treatment I can utilize is the merry heart! Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Although my body is responding to the realm of time and the pull of gravity, my heart can partake of the eternal realm. The Bible says that the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. The Kingdom of God referred to here is not heaven far away, but the eternal realm brought into the realm of time through the Holy Spirit. It is present in us. It is eternal life—God life in us. This is a power and beauty that the world can not attain by any magical beauty potion or body modification. If we want our husbands and children to be attracted to us, let us seek first the Kingdom and partake of its eternal fountain of youth. How can they resist a woman with a countenance of joy, a positive outlook, and a presence of peace in the home? What man would not appreciate that over worldly attractions? Ladies, let’s make use of the perfect beauty aid we have—the merry heart—it “doeth good like medicine!” (Proverbs 17:22)

Mama Amy

Inspired by Ch.2 Created to be His Helpmeet, by Debi Pearl

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  1. Amy, I love your “beauty secret!” This makes me think about 1 Peter 3:3-5

    “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful.”

    Can’t wait to see you guys! Can’t wait to ask you a millions questions about being a godly wife (and mother).

    -stephanie

  2. Very encouraging! Thank you!


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