Friday, August 8, 2008

God's Beautiful Woman

I have been reading Elizabeth George
“Beautiful in God’s Eyes” I thought I would share some of last night reading.
The How-To of Beauty – Your Spiritual Life.
Elizabeth asks us to first consider our prayer closet and she call this the place where we nurture our love for the Lord (Proverbs 31:30). She further states this is the closet we should visit first each day”. God called to His holy city, “Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments (Isaiah 52:1)! He calls you and me to do the same, and the most beautiful garment in our wardrobe of virtues is our love for Him.
Other garments we can daily choose from our closet are humility, honesty, generosity, peace, gentleness, compassion, kindness and faithfulness. As we cover ourselves in these garments we say to God I love you and today I will walk out that love.

A woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised” (Proverbs 31:30). She is the one who is truly beautiful in God’s eyes!
But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. (1 Samuel 12:24) While in your closet with the Lord be sure to get directions for service for the day; Request of the Lord how He would have you serve Him and put on an attitude to please God and not man.

When you emerge from the sacred communion of your prayer closet, you’ll be wearing the clothing of righteousness. You will have exchanged your spirit of heaviness for God’s festive garment of praise (Isaiah 61:3). You’ll also be ready for battle, having donned the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:12-18)

And no one will fail to notice the fragrance of Christ and the aroma of life in Him (2 Corinthians

(Bold Elizabeth George)


Joyfulsister said...

Hey Sister!!!
You are not going to believe this but a friend at church came over to me and said.. Lorie I wanted to give you these books because I know you love Elizabeth George and I thought of you when I saw these books, and the books were...

Beautiful In God's Eyes
along with the growth and study guide. I haven't read it yet because I am finishing up a book by Stormie Omartian called:
The Power Of a Praying Woman. I can't wait to read Elizabeths book, I got to meet her when she came to Hawaii to speak and she signed my book:
A Woman After God's Heart. This book changed my life and made me fall in love with Jesus even more. Thanks for this post I always feel such a kindred spirit with you when I come to fellowship wih you.

Hugz Lorie

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, I don't have that book yet, I will look for it next time I go to store. It sounds like its full of mind searching information.
And a beautiful writer. I Love how described it. Please share more as you go..
You are such a Blessing, I can see
that he see's how you are "Beautiful in his Eyes".
Have a wonderful weekend

Michele W. said...

You are a beautifully gifted writer. Thank you for sharing this big with us. It sounds wonderful.

GOD'S LADIE said...

I have also read "A woman after GOD's own heart" and loved it! Haven't seen this one yet, but from what you have posted, it seems to be a beautiful read. Thanks for the lovely post.