1st August 2015

You Are Beautiful

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”
Colossians 3:3 (NIV)

So many people, young and old, struggle with issues of self-esteem.  We look at others and accept society’s ideas of beauty and think ourselves too tall, too short, too fat, too slim, desire a certain face, bum and hair.  We accept society’s ideas of value and think wealth and brains are keys to ‘success.’

God says, “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work…For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.” (Isaiah 55:8-10 MSG)  He sets the standards.

At our National Ladies Conference recently, one of the speakers showed a video where the two doors into a shopping mall were labelled ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Ordinary.’  It was profound to watch people stop and look, and then go through the ‘Ordinary’ door.

The header scripture says we are hidden with Christ in God.  If you hide in a box, people don’t see you, they see the box.  So to go through the ‘Ordinary’ door is an insult to God!  If we are hid in Christ, then the world should ‘see’ Jesus in you, and God therefore pronounces us all beautiful!

Prayer
May I show the world Jesus Christ when they look at me.
Amen

Study by Nancy Silcox

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sep14About the Author:
Nancy Silcox attends the Watford Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God UK.  She and her Husband are presently serving as volunteer staff at S.E.P., a two-week summer activity camp that takes place on the bank of Loch Lomond, Scotland.  It is sponsored and run by the Worldwide Church of God UK, a part of Grace Communion International.  The camp is Christian in ethos but accepts campers from all denominations and faiths, or from none. For more information about S.E.P. visit www.sepuk.org

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Watford,
Herts.
WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone:  01923-855570
Email: george-sue.henderson@tesco.net

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