I am proud to say that this will be a weekly post by my wonderful and beautiful friend, Beverly. She is part of a marriage ministry that will rock your socks off. Not only is she talented, but she is the probably the most genuine person I have ever met. She has agreed to write a post for me every week for the sole purpose of encouragement. I love her writing and I am just glad she is going to be a regular on this blog. Check out the end of the article to find out more about her and her wonderful site, Intentionally Yours.
Hold on to your blue jeans for this one, at 43, ( DRUM ROLL PLEASE) I have started wearing eye shadow!! On top of that this week I bought my very first eye brow pencil ever! Yes, you heard me right. It is one area with my makeup that I have always struggled with. Soooo, I finally went out and made a few expenditures. I know it’s hard not to laugh, and if you see me in public PLEASE pull me to the side if I look like I have black raccoon eyes. (still experimenting).
Well here goes, the part of the blog where I give my mom an early heart attack by sharing candid information with everyone in cyberspace. The next thing on my list, is getting rid of these GRANNY panties. Oh but they feel so good, they are cheap and come in every color!! I just cannot get up enough nerve to buy underwear that come twelve pair in a tube. That is some small underwear. Girlfriend, I need just a little more coverage. I have been told by my twelve year old son on more than one occasion that I have a lot of “junk in my trunk!” How ironic that underneath my blog post last week, Melissa had a coupon posted from Victoria Secrets for a free panty. I started laughing & couldn’t help but think “is that you Lord with your sense of humor giving me a subtle hint!”
Ladies, I believe God has called us to put our best “look” forward for our spouses. In the last couple of years I have really had to ask God to enlighten me in this department. I am just determined to overcome through the blood of Jesus, areas in my life that I have felt defeated in for so long. I confess, I am the wife that would never let her husband make out unless the lights were turned out!
You know, our husbands aren’t as concerned with our size as they are us allowing them to see our beautiful bodies. For so long in my past, I struggled with insecurities, poor self image, feeling tired all the time, & no energy. I believe God wants me to be my very best for my spouse. I am a daughter of the king and my body is a temple. I need to take care of it. So I have been making some life style changes. I am placing a stake in the ground. I refuse to allow Satan to attack my self esteem. I will no longer compare myself to the world’s airbrushed photo standards, but I am committing to becoming healthy for my God and for my spouse.
“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. For I have accepted God’s idea of me, and my whole life is an offering back to HIM of all that I am, and all that HE wants me to be.” Elizabeth Elliot, Let Me Be A Woman
What life style changes have you been making? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Beverly Weeks is an energized Christian speaker who is devoted to encouraging couples with God’s inspired Word. She has written numerous online devotions, blogs & articles to exemplify powerful, practical biblical truths to couples standing for their marriage and family. Candidly & transparently, Beverly shares the grace, hope & redemption that Christ offers to all and their marriage relationships. Beverly speaks from personal experience, a confident faith and a zealous passion, proclaiming encouraging messages of hope. She engages women’s groups, churches and conferences with topics such as Battling Low Self Esteem to Healing in Your Marriage. Beverly presently serves with Intentionally Yours, a marriage focused ministry, facilitates Art of Marriage conferences and is a Homebuilder Catalyst for Family Life Ministries. I am proud to call her my friend. Love You Girlfriend and I am so excited that you are doing this for me. Hope you encourage others as much as have encouraged me.
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