Saturday, July 19, 2014

When beauty enhances beauty!

Yesterday I took our twins in for the yearly wellness check up and to get their spots physicals done for the school year. I can honestly say it was probably the first time I had spent any time doing my makeup and hair in a good month. I really enjoyed walking away from that mirror seeing that I spent a bit of time to look presentable. Most days I pull my hair up in clip and maybe throw on lip gloss and call it a day. I don't leave the house but if I do it is to the grocery store or to the wave pool. I gave my hair a trim before I fixed it and was amazed at how good it felt, and how much better it looked. I was taken back when I realized I had become that "frumpy housewife". When I say frumpy ~ I honestly mean one who does not take care in their appearance. Now before I go further I want to explain something. My husband has said many times he could care less if I fixed my hair or makeup. Even one of my boys who is 12 asked me "Mom why do you have to do that? Your pretty without it!" I am a blessed one I know. But I love wearing makeup. I feel pretty. I feel like it enhances the beauty that is on the inside.

I found some encouraging scriptures this morning!

 The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition.
4-6 Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in. The holy women of old were beautiful before God that way, and were good, loyal wives to their husbands. Sarah, for instance, taking care of Abraham, would address him as “my dear husband.” You’ll be true daughters of Sarah if you do the same, unanxious and unintimidated. 1 Peter 3:1-6 (Message)

It is always my hearts desire to be a good wife. I long to be a precious sight in God's eyes. Those will not ever change. I wear makeup because I feel more confident in front of people. Is there anything wrong with that? No. Do you know why? Because when I am talking with someone or spending time with them I am not focused on what I "haven't " done. Kind of like when I have guests over. If my house is always "company" ready I am not standing around fretting that they will think my house is a pigsty! Instead I can enjoy the company and they can too because I am not making them uncomfortable with my awkwardness. Yesterday, I was out of my "self" because I wasn't feeling like I "should have" and instead I did so I could remain in the moment. Big lesson there, even if it is just a lesson for me.

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