The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. -Ecclesiastes 1:1-2
Listen to this uplifting testimony of how the Lord has graciously dealt with our sister in the Lord, Sister Veronique, concerning serving Jesus and her appearance as she serves Him.
"It all started back before I was married to my husband. I used to party a lot with my husband. However, I always knew in my heart my lifestyle was wrong. I eventually married my husband, and my desire to know the Lord grew even more. I started to change churches because the Holy Spirit was not present at the churches I visited. Eventually I stumbled across a video entitled, "The Celebrity I Saw In Hell", from Grace and Mercy Unto You.
From them to now the Lord has been dealing with me. I was a full time "Sweet Girl" (term meaning beautiful, done-up, glamorous and attractive). I had the latest Brazilian hair, the most expensive make-up, the full works! Hair, skin and nails, and guess what? I threw it all away! Every piece of it. I got rid of all the seductive clothing ; all pants and tight tops. I lost some friends too but God is faithful. I have a new friend and guess who this new friend is...the Holy Spirit. Ladies nothing is worth the risk of going to Hell for, I mean nothing! It's all vanity.
God is holy and we need to be holy in heart and outward appearance. Grace and Mercy has really taught me a lot! God bless you my sister as we all thrive to journey to Heaven!"
I thank the Lord for freeing our sister from vanity and taking her through her sanctification process. Our Lord convicted her to marry and then did as His Word says and perfected everything that concerned her. I thank God that He divinely orchestrated the paths Veronique and I travel to meet. We are in different countries however, we are moved by the same Holy Ghost! I thank the Lord for testimonies, they are truly encouraging!
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. -1 Corinthians 6:20
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. -1 Thessalonians 5:23
While some may argue God only cares about our spirit, scripture tells us otherwise. God cares about our spirit and body. The way we adorn our bodies is a representation of our spiritual condition. As I like to say, "God does care about that!" If we are sanctified on the inside God will surely convict us to sanctify our outward appearance. We are to be different from the world in EVERY way. We are children of light and should look nothing like the children of darkness, nor should we take styles, trends and inspiration from them. They are influenced by the devil. We are influenced by the HOLY Ghost. Amen!
God bless you too Sis. Veronique. Your testimony is beautiful and brings much glory to God. Let's all keep walking this narrow path which Jesus says few find. We have a pearl of great price in the Gospel, holiness and sanctification. Thank You Jesus!
Let's all heed Sister Veronique's warning; "Ladies nothing is worth the risk of going to Hell for, I mean nothing! It's all vanity."
God bless you all!