There is an ancient art of applying cosmetics by a means known as contouring. Contouring is an art that has to do with shadow and light, and shaping the structure of your face and body. Many different tools are used to accomplish this. And every make-up artist has tools to their liking to enhance the physical features of the human body. The end result is to bring beauty to their model. In the same way, the Lord has tools to shape us, to contour us. His desired result is to beautify the WHOLE BODY. You and I are His Body. He is a Master Make-up Artist. This beauty treatment shapes our beliefs and brings light to the Truth of who we are. At our beauty treatment retreats, a professional make-up artist comes and gives each lady a make-over. While at the same time, the message is given within a small group to include interactive discussion. We talk about how the Master Make-up Artist contours or shapes our faith, just as a make-up artist would contour our face. The tools the Lord uses are the hammer of hardship, the chisel of chastisement, and the iron tools of each other to shape us and mold us into His image, but He first has to tear down the image that we created for ourselves. After he hammers and chisels away, he takes out His make up brush and begins to wipe away the dross. Then he sends his iron tools to sharpen us. Once we have been sharpened by others, He begins to line you up with His Word and shapes us and contours us into the copy and shadow of what is to come. His Image in the Church. Now that He has tore down the image of who you thought you should be, then He begins to rebuild. Because He always rebuilds. Now look at what 1 Kings 6:7 says, “In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built.” You see in the rebuilding process, NO hammer of hardship, NO Chisel of Chastisement, and NO iron tools were heard. That means that you experience peace in the building process. However, if you are in the midst of hardships, and you feel like you have been reduced to scattered rubble, then take courage my friend and know that God is faithful and He will finish what He started. He will rebuild as He builds for Himself a glorious and beautiful temple inside of you. Remember Jesus Himself said, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” John 2:19 You are His workmanship. He is the Potter and we are the clay. Let him mold you and make you and shape you into HIS LIKENESS. May the Lord shine His face on you and shape your future to shine brighter each day.
Jodie Dye, Author of Beauty Treatments: Prepare to Meet your King
Hi friends, I am so glad that you have found my blog. My name is Jodie Dye. I am very passionate about helping people inside the Church walls to know their identity in Christ so they can be better equipped to live out what they believe. I wrote a book called Beauty Treatments: Prepare to Meet Your King. This book helps the Bride of Christ prepare to meet King Jesus for when He returns, because HE IS COMING BACK! I am also working on a second book called Special Food, which will help believers to feed on God's Word in a world that is heading towards a famine of hearing the Words of the Lord. I am someone who loves to use metaphors to hit my points home. So I hope you enjoy the posts with me and my metaphor mind. :)
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