I know that it has been a long time since I have actually sat down to write here for my blog page.
Life has a funny way of catching up with you. Either good or bad life still catches up with you. Back in September when I last wrote things had been really going. I had success on my 1st surgery and am waiting for the 2nd. I had successfully graduated from the School of Ministry and life was good with the exception of a few hard bumps along the way. But I got over the bumps was not derailed to badly or to long by them.
But in the midst of all of that God has decided to not so gently flip my world upside down. He wants to talk about Beauty and being beautiful and stuff that I have no clue about. So what do I do? Well, the 1st thing I did was panic. (a good sure sign that God isn’t going to relent until He has His way. (why is it He always wins???). A dear friend asks me this question one day out of the blue “Sandy, have you ever given thought to what God wants to do with your hair. He created you, He created you with curls and beautiful hair perhaps you might ask Him what He wants to do with your hair.” Now, let me say whenever someone says to me “have you asked God what He wants” about any aspect of my life (Other than the parts He already out right gets) my response is going to be “NO, of course not. The grand Creator of the universe has more important things to worry about than my hair” (well seriously doesn’t He?). My friend’s next suggestion was a typical suggestion “why not pray on it” she suggested I was like “Really? NO, I don’t need to pray on it because I know how I like my hair I like it easy, no mess, no fuss, wash and out the door , besides its 110 (at the time it still was) and I don’t want that dripping down my face or neck. But to silence her I said “OK I will pray but I am telling you that God doesn’t care 1 bit about my hair.”
So I prayed and I prayed and I prayed some more… My devotions for a week were on Psalms 139 and then with intermittent verses on Beauty. Now I am saying go figure. SO I prayed.. I submit to Him and say “Ok God I will try this but please can we just say try”and He wins.. It has been since before my surgery since I have had a haircut. and so the friend that suggested this and I go to a mutual friend who does hair and I got my hair styled. So now every day that I go anywhere I stand in front of the mirror for 20-25 min and I put stuff in my hair (and more hair in the sink) and yet I have people week after week coming up to me and saying things like “wow you really look great” or “I really like your hair” Please do not think for a single moment that these are easy for me to hear because they are not. Although I can say I don’t cringe inside or on the outside anymore with the comments…
I am learning about beauty (I still have visions and nightmares of skirts and dresses and things that I never want to wear or shoes that pinch my feet and will cause me to fall) but I am beginning to like my hair. I know that God is ok with it after all He created it along with me and He sings over me and calms my fears Zephaniah 3: 17
For the Lord your God is living among us He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
His thoughts about me out measure the sand on the shores of the beaches (thats a lot of thoughts) and they are good thoughts about me… Psalms 139:17-18
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! 18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
That is a lot of attention from the Creator of the Universe who I thought has to many more important things to worry about than me or my hair. So, let me challenge you today.. Is there a part of you that you don’t like? Or do you think that God is to busy to be bothered by you? Go to Him today my friend. Let Him tell you and show you how much He thinks about you and how much He loves you. He will.
As I move on into 2016 in less than 3 weeks I will be spending a lot of time on beauty from a Christian and God perspective. One that I don’t have right now other than the littlest bud that is blooming right now all because someone dared asked me a question about “have you ever asked God what He thinks of your hair”
And here is a picture of the new do!!
Thank you my friend for asking. I look forward to walking through this with you beside me along with God teaching me…