Do you enjoy watching makeover shows on TV? You know, the
ones where they ambush an unsuspecting pedestrian and whisk her
away to the beauty salon and fashion boutique for a quick change,
head to toe.
Then the stylists descend in a perfect
flurry of snipping, dying, plucking, powdering and primping. But
the coolest part comes at the end, when you get to see a split-screen
contrast of the before and after. Sometimes it's amazing how different
a person can look in such a short time!
Today's fashion victim may be you,
but never fear; God wants to pull you aside for a makeover session
by the Master himself! He promises to refresh and beautify your
Below are some biblical makeover instructions
that unlock the secret to inner beauty. Just follow this advice
from God's Word, and you'll witness an amazing "before and after"
transformation that others will notice as well. (All the verses
have been paraphrased by the editor.)
Your new outfit: put on the garment of praise. Isaiah 61:3:
"For those who are sad…God wants
to exchange the garment of praise for your spirit of depression,
so that you can be like
beautiful trees of righteousness, planted by God, and pointing others
Want to give your skin a healthy glow? Spend time in close
fellowship with God. Exodus
34:28-29: "And Moses was there with the Lord forty days and nights…and
Moses didn't realize
that the skin of his face shone from talking with God."
God wants you to get rid of those ugly blemishes! Apply
holiness daily. Ephesians 5:27, 30:
"Believers in Christ are part of the church, Christ's earthly
'body.' He is transforming us
and perfecting us in order to present us as His masterpiece: holy
and without spots, wrinkles,
or blemishes of any kind."
For a beautiful face, yield your life to the Holy Spirit.
II Corinthians 3:18: "When we open ourselves
up to look deeply at God, we begin to mirror His glorious beauty,
through His Spirit
working in us."
God is the source of muscular arms! Genesis 49:24-25: "Here
is the secret to Joseph's success…His
arms were strengthened by the mighty God of Jacob."
Badly in need of a pedicure? For beautiful feet, tell someone
else about Jesus! Romans 10:15:
"How beautiful are the feet of those who go to tell others about
the gospel, spreading
God's good news of forgiveness!"
Finish off your beautiful new look with some jewelry: a sparkling
tiara and the delicate golden
necklaces of obedience. Proverbs 1:8-9: "Don't reject your parents'
obedience will be just as becoming as the most expensive red-carpet
that you are wearing the outfit of praise, glowing from your fellowship
time with God, becoming free from the blemishes of sin, having your
face beautified by the Spirit, allowing God to strengthen and tone
your muscles, beautifying your feet with the gospel news and being
accessorized with the dazzling gems of obedience; you are breathtaking!
At first glance, your friends may not recognize the change, but
be patient and soon they will begin to see you as God already sees
you: a beautiful princess, daughter of the King of Kings!