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Stepping Stones: A Real Makeover

Stepping Stones: A Real Makeover
September 29, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
So much time and effort goes into touching up (or overhauling) our outward appearance. Hiding our defects. We are so concerned about our looks. It’s almost as if we believe the touch-ups hide our internal nicks, defects, and scars… frustration, hurts, emptiness, and our true feelings of inadequacies. Don’t get me wrong; being good stewards of our bodies is important. Unfortunately, I see a lot of people trying to fix up the outside, hopping that fixes, or at least hides the inside issues. Why? Because, most people know how to fix up their outside, but have trouble knowing how to work on and fix the deeper issues on the inside. Our external makeovers can fool most people, but as we know, God can see straight through that outer veneer and right into our very being. There is no place for pretense in your relationship with our Lord and God. A real external makeover really starts on the inside, then the growth will shine through and make the outside glow, and people will notice and wonder, “Wow, I want to be like that!”
Today, identify what you want to work on, and then click here to see the unique and practical resource, WITHIN REACH, we’ve developed to help you grab the life God has for you. Rejoice in the belief and relief of being fully understood, fully loved by God. Click here to share your perspective and experience on the subject of always trying makeover your life from the inside out instead of the outside in.

Prayer
Dear Father God,
I come to you with a thankful heart and open mind to receive all that You have for me. Bless me Father and fill me with Your grace and peace. I have been ashamed of my emptiness in the past and I have been guilty of hiding behind “looking good.” Thank you for giving me a way to renew my mind and put off my old self and put on a new self, a real makeover from the inside out. I am no longer afraid of my issues; for now I realize I can do something about them thru the power and guidance of your Holy Spirit. Help me to be intentional in pursuing the mind of Christ and following Your instructions. I pray in Christ’s perfect name, and all God’s people said, – AMEN!

The Truth
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7
to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 4:22-24
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:2

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