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GETTING WEIRD WITH GOD (#cmdevo gwwg)Trick-or-Treat: Big girl style.
Halloween is coming up. Whether or not you celebrated it as a child, most of you know how it goes. You dress up in an extravagant costume, grab a pillowcase and go door to door saying ‘Trick or treat!’ in hopes that someone will drop candy in it (definitely not another box of raisins, yuck!).
If you look closely in that pile of magazines on your desk, or that news article plastered on the front page of your email, you’ll begin to realize that trick-or-treating is done all year round. Where, though?
Women dress up; covering or uncovering whatever necessary to keep the dollars and attention flowing in, drastically changing the shape, texture and design of their natural form. They wave around bottles and brushes; urging you to buy into the fact that you aren’t enough already.
Trick-or-treat! They pose and smile, showing you that these things will make you beautiful, too.
Only, there’s no treat. Only tricks.
God made you perfect already. There is no need to put on a mask, drape yourself in expensive clothing to be more than enough for Him.
You were made in the image of the one who makes the sun shine through your window in the morning; the one who planted every single star in the sky and the one who aims every single rain drop that falls on those sleepy, lazy kind of days. You are made beautiful.
God saw all the things he made and said that they were good. But when he made you, he called you very good.
You are made to be the princess of the king of kings. Are you going to settle for less?
Are you going to tell God his perfection isn’t as perfect as a barbie, as a supermodel, as a movie star?
Jesus died for you. God’s son, perfection in flesh; died so you can live in peace, in love, in beauty.
It does not matter your social status, the measurement of your waist to your hips or your cup size. God already created you exactly how he intended to; and that is much more than any kind of trick or treat the media could sell you.
Take some time to reflect today on why you do some of the things you do. Why you do or don’t do certain things for other people. How you truly feel about your heart and your appearance; and give it to Him.
Read Proverbs 31:10-31 today. Reflect on how God defines beauty; for when you are with God, even mirrors can’t reflect your beauty.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Psalm 31:30
Devotional series: Getting Weird With God (#cmdevo gwwg) by the Color Movement.
Posted by: Autumn Neal // Color Movement
God gave us such a beautiful gift when He created mornings. I am not a morning person by any means (I can fake it once I have a big cup of coffee and some Jesus) but everything seems happier in the morning. The sky looks like it is waking up, the birds are singing, there is a lightness in the air, and a slight breeze whistling about. The night is over and done and a new day dawns. The Bible refers to mornings often: “…Joy comes in the morning” or “His mercies are new every morning” (and so many more). The freshness, the newness, the starting over -there is a reason God gave us mornings. The sun rising means that night is over. Daylight has broken through. Yesterday is done with! Stop living in the darkness of yesterday, the doubt of yesterday, the memories of yesterday. Wake up to a new day. Let the Light shine in your heart this morning. Let the vital heat of the Holy Spirit revive you. Don’t let satan steal away today by keeping you in yesterday mode. It is a new day dawning for you! Claim it in Jesus’ name!