We tried using the old cloth strip method to curl Stella’s hair. It curled it alright. She had a bouncing head full of tight curls and unfortunately just a little frizz! My own mother used Toni perms on my hair. Most of the time the result was satisfactory. She worked hard to make my hair appear to have more bounce and thickness. There are all kinds of treatments in the marketplace to help with the things we feel we lack. Simple things like changing hair color, thicker fuller lashes, curls, bluer eyes, and everything else can be had for a price. Wash them away and try another change. Other much more life changing things can be bought with a price as well, but it’s much higher and much more permanent.
Things have been difficult and you may want a change. You’re thinking drastic measures. Trying quick fixes? Using your own ingenuity? Believing the lies? Has someone told you you’re not good enough, you don’t have enough money or fame or pizzazz? Has the enemy convinced you that God won’t use you, won’t love you or won’t take you back? Are you buying into the lies from the enemy that encourage changes God never intended for you? Fitting in can be hard even though you try desperately to find your niche. Are you worrying and depressed that you’ll never have life the way you want it?
Oh beloved, it’s time for a real makeover! Run to the Lord and read His Word and see: ALL HIS MAKEOVERS are a different kind of permanent – everlasting, enduring and eternal. You won’t have to go back to get fixed up again. But you will be able to spend quality time with Him any time you need it. No appointments necessary, no money required, no preadmission papers desired. Christ died on the cross so that you can have everything you need, both physically and spiritually. The guarantee is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. You are blessed, chosen, redeemed, beautiful, beloved and more, all because of Jesus. When God sees you He sees perfection through the cross. The completeness of a life hidden in Christ is what you need to know, so that you can accept yourself and walk in the fulfillment of God’s plan for your life.
God loves you – just the way you are! And He’s for you – no matter what the enemy or anyone else says! His hand of blessing is on you and His plans for you are out of this world! Trust Him, praise Him and live for Him. If you’re having a hard time believing that you don’t have to DO SOMETHING to keep God’s love and care, go back and read what CHRIST HAS ALREADY DONE! He’s written you a never ending love song and signed it in the Blood of the Lamb! Rejoice in your favor as a beautiful child of the King as you live in the Light of His glory and grace!
Ephesians 3:16 I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being. NIV
Colossians 3:10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.
I Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Amplified
Song of Solomon 2:4 He has brought me to His banquet hall, And His banner over me is love.
Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved. KJV
Romans 15:7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.