These beauty tips are offered as a backdrop of the preparations that Queen Esther may have engaged in as she prepared for the possibility of being chosen Queen of Persia. This is my take on it; 21st Century Style.
Many of us are seeking outward beauty, while God is seeking purification. Some of us are seeking great ministries, but we are not seeking after God. Many are seeking after preaching, and prophesysing, all the while saying, "I'm going to be on a major platform one day with people like Paula White, and Juanity Bynum Rita Twiggs etc. The Lord would say to us, "You are seeking after beauty, but I am seeking purification. I want to cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit in you." I cannot heal you and prepare you to serve rightly until the nasty evil foreign things come out of you!"
The first steps we must take are:
- We must wash our bodies and shampoo our hair by lathering up the Word of God in our lives.
- We must be immersed in the Bible
- We must attend Bible Study and prayer meeting
- We must study the Word at home and spend intimate time with the Lord.
- We must check our Bible to verify the truth of what has been preached and taught to us.
Esther learned very much through the things that she suffered. The Bible reveals that Hadassah used her Persian name Esther to conceal her Jewish identity. She wasn't allowed to reveal her true self, but for a season had to mask her identity. Seh willingly allowed herself to becone concealed and hidden within the shadows, waiting the Zmaster's bidden to come forth. This time of training prepared her for the divine assignment awaiting her. Little did she know that the fate of the entire jewish nation was contingent upon her willingness to yield to those preparatory years.
Some of us get weary in ministry and think thaings are suppose to happen overnight. But we have to remember that we are on the "Potter's Table." God sees things that we cannot see in ourselves. And just when we think we have arrived, after He has done some shaping and some molding, He has the nerve to put us in the oven and turn up the heat; "OUCH, it is HOT IN HERE!"
Esther is a great example of patience, submission and humility. We would do ourselves a great service if we would emulate her life, in preparation for our ministry assignment(s).
And as usual Sisters: "Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers." I declare they do work!