My oldest daughter has developed a keen interest in proper skin care. Now, I know there are those who splash water on the face a couple times a day and call it good. Depending on what a person wants, that might be the answer. I wanted more so I tapped my daughter on the shoulder and asked if she could help me develop a skin care regimen. Her first question to me: what are you wanting to achieve?

Isn’t that a great question! It forces me to verbalize what I desire. Am I hoping to find a fountain of youth in a bottle? Am I trying to get rid of age spots? Acne? What do I really want to see?

My answer — I wanted brighter skin. It seemed my skin was greying and I didn’t like it. Great! Now she knew exactly what to recommend.

Beauty tip for today — for a brighter face get rid of your sins!

13“If only you would prepare your heart and lift up your hands to him in prayer! 14Get rid of your sins, and leave all iniquity behind you. 15Then your face will brighten with innocence. You will be strong and free of fear.

Job 11:13-15

21So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.

James 1:21

Sin is not a popular topic in the current culture. It seems the focus is on whatever seems best to the individual (which sounds a lot like something I read in Judges 21: “all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.”)

Truth is we are all sinners. It simply means we missed the mark and went our own way. Deciding autonomy was better than obedience to God. Refusing to own it separates me from God and the peace, power and light he brings into my life.

Today the beauty tip is this: own your sin and get rid of it. If you really want a face that is bright, strong and free from fear — confess your sin and come into relationship with God through Jesus. It will be the greatest gift you ever give your face!

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