August 21, 2010, "God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty"
Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written By: Teresa Criswell
"Hear, O daughter, consider, submit, and consent to my instruction: forget also your own people and your father's house: So will the King desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, be submissive and reverence and honor Him."
~ Psalm 45:10 & 11 ~
Starting tomorrow, for the next few weeks, I'm going to insert the content of each chapter of my small book that I started writing in March 2004.
The book is titled, "God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty" Finally Looking into The Mirror He Sees You In. I pray that it will inspire and captivate the heart of each woman who reads it. If you are a gentleman reading this, I pray you will also be tenderly overwhelmed by the beautiful love that God has for each of us.
God Is Enthralled by Your Beauty was self-published in 2007 and over 100 books have been printed. Yes, I know, this is a very small number, as most of my books have been given as gifts; however, I am reaching my small goal of purchasing my ISBN number, which allows my book to be sold in bookstores, online and other resourceful outlets. So in the meantime, as I post a chapter a week, please share with me your insight, and if you know it will help others, please share it with others.
I know this book was written to help younger and older women alike! As I have spoken to several women since the book was printed, I spoke to young women from high school all the way to one women in her 90's; the common thread ~ the desire to be beautiful. We are daughters of our Father and we desire to be seen for who we are in Him, not for what others see without Him!
This book allowed me to go beyond the surface of physical beauty and allowed me personally to see deep below the surface, exposing the truth of my heart. I realized the importance and necessity that we see ourselves through the eyes of God. As we see through the eyes of God, the object of deception must be destroyed so that we not only see ourselves victorious but we celebrate other women allowing them to rise up and take their place as true daughters of the King! We can no longer act like spoiled, pretentious brats. We are royalty because of Jesus and Jesus alone. In the Kingdom of God it is about serving others and we are able to do so, because we see themselves as more than adequate, holding our head up high, knowing to Whom we belong!
We must no longer reveal our lives as daughters of a 'slum lord', living life as victims. No more! We must rise above, for we have been made victorious...not because what we have or haven't done...but because of what our Jesus has done!
Today, this leads me to the reminder that beauty belongs to Him and in that beauty we must reveal who He is. What does beauty have the ability to do? Beauty has the ability to captivate the one who is watching, looking and observing! There are those who are watching, looking and observing my life...are they smitten? Or are they turning their heads in disgust?
Father God, In the name of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit thank You for equipping each of us to reveal Your beauty. Father, in obedience to You, I long to submit to Your equipping power; revealing your beauty upon a world filled with vain deceit. Lord, You are indescribably beautiful as you so lavishly reveal Your majestic, matchless all-powerful love. I love You Lord. Thank You Jesus! Amen.