In this article, you’ll find tips to help you discover your inner beauty as a Christian. From cleansing your heart daily by repentance to bathing thoroughly in the word of God, staying moisturized with prayer, and applying forgiveness to keep wrinkles away, there are many things you can do to enhance your spiritual beauty. Remember that you were created in God’s image and that you’re special in your way. Don’t let negative thoughts hold you back from recognizing your inner loveliness…
Medically, we are advised to drink lots of water to keep our skin hydrated and soft, use a light oil-free moisturizer, take oatmeal to help with acne, drink coffee without cream but pair with loaded breakfast, use a gentle cleanser and avoid harsh chemicals, drink green tea because it’s full of antioxidants that can protect your skin, wear sunscreen every day, keep makeup on the light side, shave with warm water, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly, laugh, avoid smoking, listen to music before bed, etc. Well, that’s fine but everybody is beautiful, maybe you don’t see it yet. Maybe all those negative thoughts about yourself have made you blind to the possibility of your own loveliness.
In the Bible, it’s written that God created us in His image, and one of the things I’ve come to understand is that He made us all different—including physically. If we were all clones of each other, would our relationship with Him be as special? No way. And that’s what makes our relationships with each other so special too—we’re not interchangeable! We’re each incredible in our own ways, and if you think about it, we’re all like a puzzle piece that fits together perfectly.
Here are some tips to help you discover your inner beauty, and there are more than a few.
Cleanse your heart daily by repentance.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with thine almighty hand.” – Psalm 51:10.
We all make mistakes. No one is perfect and no one can live up to the expectations of God, but we should continually try to be perfect.
What does it mean to cleanse your heart by repentance? It is a simple prayer that assures God of your love for Him. It is reminding Him that you will obey His commandments and be true to Him all throughout the day. The prayer goes like this: “I acknowledge that I have sinned today; please forgive me for not loving You as much as I should. Forgive me also for what I might have done wrong during this day.” As Christians, though, it isn’t enough just to know about Jesus and what He did for us—we need to live out our faith by being shaped by God’s grace through repentance. Repentance is a daily practice where we acknowledge our sins and turn away from them, toward God instead. Repentance is a powerful tool in the Christian arsenal to combat sin. It is also a vital part of our relationship with God. It doesn’t make us better than others; it brings us closer to God than those who do not repent. Repentance is the only way to be forgiven of sins and in doing so, we lift our spirits up to God who will give us new life in Christ Jesus.
Bath thoroughly in the word of God.
“My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” – Proverbs 4:20-27.
If you spend a lot of time in the bath, you can tell yourself that you’re just relaxing, but if you’re not doing it in the best way possible, you could be missing out on God’s presence. You see, reading the Bible is a great way to relax. The warm water loosens your muscles and opens up your pores, making it easier to absorb the Word of God. So take a bath and read the Bible!
Stay moisturized with prayer.
Keep those skin cells moisturized with prayer! Prayer is like applying moisture to your soul. Calling upon God to keep that moisture in place to prevent premature aging. Pray regularly throughout your day, especially before bedtime when you can give thanks for another day!
It’s also important to stay moisturized with prayer—praying to God regularly keeps us connected to Him and keeps us close to Him. If we’re in regular contact with God, He can help us face problems head-on instead of letting them pile up. Plus, if we’re regularly opening up to prayer, we’ll be less likely to let things go wrong in the first place. The more we pray, the more faith we have in knowing that we’re headed down the right path; that allows us to take risks for no other reason than because God is guiding us in that direction.
Apply forgiveness to keep wrinkles away.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people with wrinkled foreheads, and I’ve learned that it’s probably a result of not moisturizing. Wrinkles are caused by dehydration, and when you don’t moisturize, you’re not keeping your skin hydrated. How do you keep your skin hydrated? By staying moisturized in the word of God—the Bible is full of verses that tell the gospel story and apply to our lives today.
Forgiveness is also essential to keeping your skin as healthy as possible. Be kind to others and forgive quickly when they hurt you. When it comes to keeping your face wrinkle-free and soft, there’s no better moisturizer than forgiveness for your skin. The Bible says that if you forgive those who have wronged you, you’ll be forgiven by Him. So don’t hold grudges against others or yourself! Forgive and release hurtful words and actions from your past, and you’ll find freedom in your soul that will make your face glow.
Sprinkle love all over.
This season, try sprinkling on as much love as you can. Love is the most powerful substance on Earth. It can heal things that normally need medical attention. It can bring out the best in even the worst of people. And, most importantly, it’s free and accessible to everyone. Love is not only the “spice of life,” but also the “heart of medicine.”
But, how do we love?
There are many ways to show love, and many ways to receive it. We can all use a little more love in our lives to spread it around. Sprinkle love all over – Put a little bit of love in everything you do, love your neighbor as yourself, and shower your loved ones with thanks, appreciation, and affection.
Dash on plenty of patience.
It’s important to look at this time of the year with an open heart and to try to be patient with your family members and co-workers, even when you’re feeling overwhelmed. You want to enjoy your time with friends and family without worrying about how difficult things will get at work or if you’ll have a confrontation with someone from home.
Remember, worry and anger can cause disease.
“The key to life is an air of detachment,” says the Tao Te Ching.
The ancient Chinese text’s advice isn’t about being a cold, heartless jerk; it’s about a state of mind that allows us to let go of the things we can’t control and focus our energy on what we can.
To avoid pressure, keep in mind that everything will be alright in the long run. There’s no need to panic. If you’re overly anxious about something, take a step back, breathe deeply, and try to relax. Try engaging in some stress-relief activities like meditating on the word, taking a hot bath, or mindfulness writing. A simple ten minutes in the morning before your workday gets going can help center you and allow you to reflect on what’s most important in your life—it’ll also help prevent you from getting distracted by your worries throughout the day. And if people are starting to get on your nerves because they’re being pushy or rude, remind them that stress is bad for everyone and ask them nicely to stop. Just remember: don’t let yourself get too frustrated by what other people are doing or saying—we all have our own ways of coping and managing stress.
When you’re busy with work or school, it can be hard to find the time to relax and reflect on what’s important in life. Even when you do carve out some quiet time, your thoughts may still be racing—you might even feel like you’re not getting enough done or accomplishing enough. This kind of thinking can cause stress that leads to chronic conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Worrying about everything that needs doing can even lead to mental disorders like depression and anxiety disorder.
Faith is the key to aging slowly and gracefully.
Faith is the key to aging gracefully and slowly. It’s the goodness of God. As a child of God, one should go through life with the perfect glow that comes from knowing that this is all part of God’s plan for us. We are expected to be holy and practice virtue as we go through our days, but it’s up to each individual how they choose to do this. Some people prefer to spread their faith by singing hymns, while others prefer to sing secular songs but still have a positive message. Although it’s not necessary to spread the word in order to live a virtuous life, it’s important that we all make an effort in order to spread peace and kindness throughout the earth. It can be hard at times to live out our faith because of the difficulties in our lives and those around us, but we must always remember that God has a plan for us and he will help us get through anything.
It is also important not to lose faith in yourself as you age. When people get older, they tend to give up on certain things or become less active because they feel like their bodies are getting weaker and they’re going downhill. This may happen for some people, but it doesn’t have to happen for everyone. Aging does not mean that you lose everything you love.
Wear a smile to have the perfect glow.
The face we present to the world says a lot about our character, which is why if we want to age gracefully and beautifully, it’s so important for us to be sure that what we’re putting out there isn’t full of negativity.
We all want to look young, don’t we? We can achieve that by keeping our skin protected from the sun and eating right. But the most important thing to avoid wrinkles and gray hair is to keep a positive attitude. The best way to do this is by singing hymns. In fact, they’re scientifically proven to improve your overall health.
According to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, music can make us happy and live longer. We can be more energetic, and active, and appear younger as well. You see, our body gives off chemicals called endorphins when we sing or listen to music that makes us happier or calmer. Endorphins decrease stress levels and help ease the pain. And when we’re relaxed, we’re more beautiful inside and out!
Preach the gospel with exemplary holiness.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16
Even though God has given you the freedom to be imperfect, you have to remember that those around you are watching your every move. And because of the power of social media, what you do could get back to people halfway across the world in seconds.
We don’t want to give anyone the impression that they can’t be themselves while sharing their faith. Our goal is not for people to put on a fake face when they talk about Jesus, or for them to censor every word that comes out of their mouths so as not to offend someone. Rather, we want them to preach the gospel by living lives that are so full of love and compassion that people will ask questions about what’s different about them—and then we want them to take this opportunity for sharing Jesus in a clear, Christ-centered way. It’s hard enough for us as Christians to live holy lives; if we’re going to make it look easy or fun, we’re not doing our jobs well.
If you’re a follower of Jesus and you feel like you’re falling short in this area, remember that it is our responsibility to preach the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation to those that believe.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to see that aging gracefully is not a mystery to be solved—it’s a practice to be mastered. The key, of course, is in the word “practice.” Just as practice makes perfect in any field, it also helps us grow into our golden years with confidence and ease. The less you struggle against the natural effects of the passing years, the more your spirit will shine through. And what we all want in life is for our spirit to shine through. One way to age with grace is by finding joy and taking pleasure in your daily life. While many people prefer to focus on how fast time seems to fly by as they age, focusing on enjoying each moment can slow down the passage of time and make it feel like a gift. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy your youth—of course, you should! But it does mean that if you’re sincerely happy with how your life is now, you’ll be happy later too.
Dear readers, I need you to take a look at yourself right now! Are you beautiful?