Sunday, January 6, 2008

Beauty From the Inside Out

If there is one thing most women have in common, it is the desire to look and be beautiful. No matter what we have to start with, there is some way to improve on it. Just look at the commercials. If you need help, they have it. There are pills, creams, ointments, lotions to help you lose weight, tone up, hide wrinkles, gain renewed skin, hide your flaws, you name it...it is available.

Probably only a handful of these really work. Lots of times, the natural approach works best. I'll share a few of my favorite beauty tips:

Weight control - The absolute best solution is less eating and more exercise. ANYTHING is better than nothing. Look for ways to eat more fruit and vegetables. Add a serving of one or another to every meal. I heard a great illustration of exercise the other day. Since our bodies are made up mostly of water, picture a body that does not exercise as a pond with no water flowing. Eventually it turns green and yucky. Then picture a fountain which flows. With exercise you are moving and your water is constantly flowing and renewing.

Skin care - water helps our skin from the inside out. It nourishes and renews our cells, keeps our skin glowing and keeps toxins flushed out. An easy tip to drink water for those who don't like is to drink it with your meals. You will drink it that way and sneak a glass in as much as you can.

Those are just a few naturally ways beauty flows from the inside out.

I read something this morning that really blessed me. In Psalms 48 it reads: Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God. In His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth is Mount Zion...
In the bottom of my Bible, it explains that Mt. Zion (or Jerusalem) is beautiful and treasured. The reason is that the beauty comes from the presence of the Lord, who has made His dwelling there. That made me think about our heart as women, if the presence of the Lord lives within us, we will radiate beauty - from the inside out!
This fit so well with making God a priority in our life. When He is our top priority - it will show and everything else will fall into place!

1 comment:

Thank you for sharing your commment. It is a joy and blessing to hear from you and your words are appreciated.