I am getting so much out of the Priscilla Shirer book that I am reading entitled “A Jewel in His Crown”. In followup to the questions that I posted earlier this week, I wanted to give you a quote that absolutely brought me to my knees. After many years of battling anorexia in my late teens and early twenties, this quote caused me to realize that I needed to ask the Lord to forgive me for the attitude I had toward my body.
Many, if not most people, are dissatisfied with some part of their body and long to look different. There is nothing wrong with utilizing clothing and makeup to enhance the appearance that God gave us. The sin enters when we allow our bodies to be our god–when our self-worth is dependant on how we look, then our body has become our god and that, friends, is idolatry. Pure idolatry and that is a sin.
Ok, enough commentation from me. Let’s get to the quote from Priscilla:
“If you are like most women, you have probably looked in the mirror and wondered why in the world God decided to make you the way He did. Maybe you have always been totally dissatisfied with the way you were created, and have always wished for something ‘better’. We are made in God’s own likeness; how insulted He must feel when we do this. How dare we insult a holy God, wishing we looked different or were, in fact, different people altogether? Wouldn’t you be hurt if your son or daughter looked identical to you and hated every minute of it? I wonder how God must feel about us when we cry and pout about the very work of His won hands.” A Jewel in His Crown p. 40.
Whew, let that settle on you for while!! Then tell me what you think about it!!