Saturday, August 25, 2018

Let the beauty of the Lord be upon us...


I remember the day when I looked at myself in the mirror and was shocked with the realization that this was as good as it was going to get. In other words, I was past the point where my appearance was going to improve with age. Yes, that reality shocked me a bit, but it didn't make me sad. It made me determined to be the best me I could be for my age, rather than to waste away my days wishing for what used to be. Working with what God has given me, I try to steward my body well by doing things such as exercising, eating healthy, (most of the time), drinking water and moisturizing my skin. Even with all of that, time will continue to march on and this body will continue to age.

The Apostle Paul talked about the aging of our physical bodies in 2 Corinthians 4:16, "Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being[progressively] renewed day after day."(Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, August 26th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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3 comments:

  1. Being a steward of you body reveals your wisdom. You've chosen well.
    Real beauty comes from within and gray hair is a sign of wisdom---not a bad combination.

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  2. Morning Elizabeth,
    I so agree with your thinking about aging, and I could relate to your experience....It is really our inner spirit that makes us the most beautiful....and I can think of nothing that makes us less attractive or silly than trying to look like we are in our 20's when we are in our 50 or 60's....age appropriate is the way to go.....lol
    I have seen some really beautiful women that are older. We have
    some ladies in our church that are in their 90's and I swanee they have looked the same for 30 years....God preserves his people well.......

    Blessings,
    Nellie

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