Thursday, September 25, 2008

Beauty School

Reading the Word of God daily will instruct us concerning how we are to portray Him to the world. Some people are considered natural beauties, but learning the basics of hair, make-up, and wardrobe serve to accentuate what is already there. We can apply some of these natural principles to enhance our concepts of spiritual beauty. Many of us know that walking with the Lord is a beautiful journey, but we can more fully share the experience visually if we learn how to worship Him in a beautiful manner.

Even when we beautify ourselves for ministry, it is not for our own glory. We are to serve as wonderful reflections of His creation and care for us. There is no limit to the splendor that we can offer in worship; however, to present the revelation of His beauty we must prepare effectively. Flags and banners with frayed ends are not only unsightly, but can be dangerous for the dancer if caught in the fingers or between the toes. Poorly constructed garments will distract the observer if they begin to tear at the seams during movement. The Lord will provide every type of skilled person that we need to make the vision a reality if we seek Him.

The Bible is full of majesty that includes ornate descriptions of tabernacles, bridal preparation, glorious garments, holy artifacts, and the beauty of His creation. We will never reach the point where we have obtained all there is know about Divine creativity and the beauty of worship. Devotion to continued study will unveil to us how we are to portray beauty in a Spirit-led fashion. Glamour of itself is vanity. The Lord is concerned with our internal beauty. As we continue to learn His Divine beauty secrets, we will be able to more effecively show the wonders of His love in fresh and innovative ways.

1 Chronicles 16:29 (NKJV)
Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!

Psalm 27:4 (NKJV)
One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple.

Psalm 90:17 (NKJV)
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.

Psalm 96:6 (NKJV)
Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

1 Peter 3:3-5 (NKJV)
Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands

Please enjoy this beautiful piece by Praise in Motion:

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