When I read this quote the first words that came into my head were these:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
And I must thank Him for His grace because without it where would I be.
Most of the time I get caught up in me and what I need to do. I spend more time trying to make people happy. I spend a lot of time attempting to make my house perfect. And in the past not wanting people to come over if things aren't just so. And then I kick myself for closing ourselves off from others. For not sharing Jesus when I could.
I would like to say that I am not too bothered about hair and make up and how I look. But to be truthful I really am. But in my present circumstances I have had to give up most of those things. I don't get to cut my hair often about once a year if then. My makeup is usually donated to the ministry for the girls. I get to keep what doesn't work for them. My nails well I do tend to hide them when I happen to be around people that have beautiful french manicures.
Fortunately I think God has given me peace about all those things. I just do the best that I can to look presentable. I do pray that our situation will change. I am waiting and trusting because God is giving us everything that we need.
God see's my heart. God's see's the beauty there. And God gives me grace.
While I was typing this post this song happened to come on the t.v. I hope you enjoy it.
For more thoughts on 'Fixing Your Gaze' go here.