Id love to share this with you..
I know that most people don’t really ask themselves or others why they are beautiful. They thank the Lord they are beautiful, I mean take King David for example (One of my favourites,Psalms is the life maaaaan) he says “..I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..” .
One thing that stands out for me in the life of King David is how much he had awareness of his identity in God. Like King David would say things like
Vs7 “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!”
Presently we can learn from his life with the same attitude.
There was a day I believe I was looking particularly astonishing , I had given attention to my make up and coordinated my outfit . I had a daughters of destiny meeting to attend, that day though I was so tired , I was walking half asleep – I know you know what I mean.
The daughters of destiny chair Person for Blantyre had asked me to lead the programme(to be honest i was about to refuse – 98% about) but I discovered as I started leading intercession all my weariness faded , I realised the more I prayed my body was regaining strength. By the end of intercession I was full of energy!! You can just imagine what happened at the end, I was totally fired up as someone shared something on the responsibility we had as Christians to draw others to Christ.
I made up my mind to win souls after the service. On my way home I met 5 guys in the minibus , I greeted the one who was sitting right next to me with a cheerful and contagious smile, I was like “Aha☝ I have your attention” I asked this guy a few questions and realised his friends were also listening, I took the liberty of inviting them to church. I told them church was beautiful and they had to prioritise it as I hurried off the bus.
(Once you get someone’s attention, hit it right on thaaat nail before they start thinking of other things ..)
My aim as I was coming out of the house was to win souls that day though physically I was exhausted.. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone.. but it seemed to me as i thought everyone I talked to was the wrong person ? But it wasn’t so..
I planted a seed, the word of God is that seed, I preach Jesus. They may have been hesitant to receive and even refused but it’s okay one day they will come. And oh what a glorious day that will be.
Soul winning is not hard , it’s wise (Proverbs 11:30), prepare yourself well and you’ll succeed ! Don’t be discouraged or moved . Live by the word . Trust God. It is all working out for your Good.
Why are you beautiful? Why is your life the way it is – It is simply to the Glory of God.
As we are the salt and light of the world we are a point of contact for someone with the master Jesus.
I’ll leave you with this what I remember from what Pastor Victoria Daniel preached at one glamorous ladies meeting in June 2016
She asked “What does your beauty attract”?
It is best that we are not the centre of attention but God since our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and Honorable vessels for God. When people are drawn toward you know that you ought to reflect Christ, let all men see the beauty and person who is Jesus. I strongle believe that God makes our lives beautiful when we come to him and focus on him, but this is not so that people enjoy look at the outward man but rather be inspired to live just like us , so they also become just as beautiful. God desires to make your life beautiful, trust him with it.
(New Living Translation)
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. -Isaiah 61:3
THEREFORE BE imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. -Ephesians 5:1
(New Living Translation)
May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace. -Psalm 144:12
Yours in Christ,
Flourishing Zaithwa 🙂