As girls, there is a special place in our heart that we have for makeup. Although I am not very good at applying it, I try to use it to highlight my outward appearance. Just as we strive to make our outward appearance look better, we should strive to make the inward appearance just as acceptable.
1 Samuel 16:7b says, “…For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
A familiar verse, but one very much overlooked. We focus too much on what everyone else thinks and not what our Lord and Savior thinks.
We should have our own “spiritual” makeup bag.
As a Christian, what should be in our makeup bag?
1 John 1:7 says, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
As we apply Foundation to our faces to cover up our blemishes and spots, we need a layer of Christ’s blood in our life to cover up our sins and wrong doings. Although foundation wares off after a while, Christ’s blood will never rub off; once you are saved, you are always saved.
2. Mascara & Eye Shadow
Psalms 101:3a says, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes…”
Mascara is to make your eye lashes look bolder and longer, whereas eye shadow is to bring out your eye color. Eye shadow can compare to things we allow ourselves to see. We shouldn’t allow inappropriate things to enter our field of vision. We should only look at things that will honor and please the Lord.
Matthew 15:8 says, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips;”
One of my favorite things to wear would have to be lipstick. I love lighter colors such as pink or a light red to make my lips have little color. Just as we wear lipstick to make our lips look better, we should say words that make our appearance look better. In our generation today, we don’t really consent with what we are about to say–instead, we speak and later realize what we said might have not been acceptable.
I think the Lord would rather us take care of our inward appearance first instead of worrying about what others think of outward appearance. When we reach Heaven, the Lord will not care how you “dolled up”, but rather what you did to make a reputation of good character and what you did to bring honor and glory to His name.
About the Writer:
Adrianna Pena is an 18-year-old senior in high school. She’s a girl who has a passion for writing and a love for her Savior. In her free time, she enjoys reading, blogging, and playing piano. She’s also a major coffee addict!