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The Artist's Makeup.

I thought about makeup on my walk last night.  Yeah, I know, odd right?  Before finishing prayer I looked up to the clouds and thought,  "Lord, I want to put on Your makeup."

My words went like this. "Let my eyes sparkle as a woman deeply in love, my cheeks blush as when she receives a beautiful and unexpected bouquet of flowers, hold my head up high as one going forth to receive an accolade, and let my smile reflect the joy of a new mother upon the birth of her child. With my foundation set and the colors of my Kingdom wardrobe already chosen, help me to be dressed for success in You."

The joy of the Lord is indeed our strength. He girds up our body to withstand the challenges of living in this world.  As a Believer choose to 'present' yourself to the world both in your personal life and in your business as a direct reflection of Jesus.  Remember, He is perfect and we are not and although makeup hardly ever is, we can do our best to assure the Artist's makeup is applied daily and in full view for the world to see.

Enjoy your day and make it something the Lord will be proud of!

Nehemiah 8:10

GBY!  Barbara :) 


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Comment balloon 25 commentsBARBARA RIES • August 27 2008 06:22AM

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Good Morning Barbara!

Thank you for your blog today.  I sometimes need the reminder to glorify God in all that I do and I can totally relate to make-up!

Have a Blessed Day,

Shannon

 

Posted by Shannon Gaskamp, Northern Kentucky Real Estate (Regional Realty) almost 9 years ago

Great blog- I enjoyed it!  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) almost 9 years ago

Nice post thanks . I wish I could figure out how to get pictures like the one you posted in my blog

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) almost 9 years ago

Hi Shannon: You are very welcome. Glad you enjoyed it.  God Bless You! Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hi Norma: You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by. Please visit the group again. GBU! Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hi Charlie: Thank you!  You can insert a photo into your blog from a saved file on your pc. It's easy! Thanks for your blog and please stop by again. God bless! Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hi Barbara,  You are right (of course ;-) ) I am seeing more and more everday that the joy of the Lord *IS* our strength. We are filled when we praise God and are thankful ... in ALL things. In every situation, because no matter how things seem to us at the time, the Lord has nothing but the best for us ...in His time. This is the lesson I am feeling in my soul. I love your posts.

Posted by Sharon Young (Ivy League Mortgage Philadelphia, Pa) almost 9 years ago

Another wonderful post Barbara, and its basis the passage from Nehemiah is refreshing to hear...and is not often quoted in my personal experience.  And I wish more people knew that God's enhancers were the only ones that bring out true beauty.  Thanks for posting, and I look forward to your next offering.

Posted by Jon Michael (DeGeorge Realty LLC) almost 9 years ago

Hi Sharon! Amen to that! Wearing God's countenance of peace and love and joy is the best "makeup" of all!  God bless you sister and thanks for your outstanding post! Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hi Jon:  You're most welcome but thank you! I appreicate your faithfulness to the group and your posts!  God bless you! Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Barb................. a very nice post to read for sure!!! Women will love this!!

May the Lord keep on blessing you day by day, sis!!

This is now a featured post in, "Christianity and Real Estate".

\O/

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 9 years ago

Aloha Barbara, I just love to read your posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!! spectacular!!! thank you for reminding us to make sure HIS makeup is applied daily and in  full view!!!.....!!!!! and i love the pics you use in your bloggs....hope all is well in your neck of the woods.....God bless!!!

Posted by Lisa Edwards (Aloha Coast Realty, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Hi Alex: Thanks for the feature on C&RE, it's much appreciated! I hope all is well with you and things are going well in Florida.  Thanks for your post and as always, GBU!! Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Lisa!  Hi there! It is so good to hear from you.  I am trusting that you have been 'still' and delighting in the sovereignty of the Lord.  I'm glad you like the post and I very much appreciate your faithfulness to the group. I'm going to be offering mentoring via the internet so if you're interested let me know and I'll send you information in the near future.   God Bless You!  Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Great prayer...I have been going to the basics saying the lords prayer often throughout the day.  Thats a great prayer too and  I say it with passion now...not the way you say it in church...Peace

Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) almost 9 years ago

Thank you for sharing!  God Bless

Posted by Tracy Soussi, NC & SC Broker - Large Bank Foreclosures almost 9 years ago

Barbara, I enjoyed your thoughts on the subject and the image brought a warm smile. You have such lovely thoughts and an interesting perspective. Enjoy your evening. Love, C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Hi Chuck: Prayer is simply talking with God from the heart and in line with His will -- that's all! :)  It's like being with your best friend and sharing your day with that person. Thanks for stopping by.  GBU! Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Tracy: You are very welcome. Please visit 'the secret place' again.  God bless you! Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hi Carol: Glad you stopped by!  The photo made me think of being a little girl sitting in my mom's bedroom trying to put on her makeup.  And as Believers today we need to apply His makeup just as intentionally.  Have a wonderful trip today and enjoy your day.  God bless!  Barbara

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Barbara, I keep coming back to this post and thinking about it... I hope that you are doing well. You've been a bit quiet on-line and I've been a little worried about you...  Make sure you take very good care of yourself. Love, C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Hi Carol:  All is well and thank you! I guess in a way wearing God's makeup that is; His character and countenance should define us differently to the world.  But we live in a world where there are struggles and stress with each day bringing new challenges that affect not only how we physically feel but also how we may appear to others. So, sometimes our makeup might seem to be a little washed out when in fact, we're only human like everyone else.

God bless you Carol and please call anytime.  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hi Barbara, hope all is well with you. We've been checking back awaiting your next post. I'm like a little kid and I can't wait to see what you come up with next. We miss you at Club Chaos. Enjoy your day. Love, C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Hi Barbara, Just discovered your blog, what a blessing.. A beautiful post and something I want to strive for - God bless you!

Posted by No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging almost 9 years ago

Hi Cheryl:  Thank you for stopping by and for your words of encouragement. God bless you! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 9 years ago

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