Saturday, May 28, 2011

With an Unveiled Face

"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
(2 Corinthians 4:18)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Sweet Things!

I must say, I'm living in freedom today. Yesterday, as I was searching high and low for something to wear, I kept dismissing one outfit after another because I didn't have a scarf to match. Do men have this same struggle with their wardrobes? I really don't think they do.

And, to make matters worse, I was at my parents' house, and trying to pick something from my Chelsey's closet (er, uh, floor - you know how teenagers keep their rooms) to wear. She has the cutest clothes, and she left me with permission to wear them.

Finally, as I picked up the fourth or fifth option, I thought, "I'm done. I'm done with this scarf business. It's hot, and I'm just so over this whole veiled head game."

I texted Brian to make sure he was okay with me losing the covering, and then when he said, "Do it! You look great!", I put on a little more eyeliner, a bright shade of lipstick and left the house with an extra spring in my step.

We ran a few errands, went to a few public places, and it was no big deal. People didn't stare or giggle as I walked by. Isn't it crazy how we convince ourselves that others actually CARE what we look like. They don't. They're too busy having their own wardrobe struggles to give two hoots about mine. And, like a scarf isn't just as attention-grabbing as severely short hair. Anyway, I'm getting way off track, but I just wanted to let you in on the craziness of my mind.

As we drove around, me with my free head, I kept thinking of one word, "FREEDOM!"

We are celebrating those who gave their lives for our freedom. And, we constantly live with the freedom that only Christ brings.

I thought about the phrase from the verse I wrote above, "And we, who with unveiled faces..."

Because of the freedom of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, we can be ourselves in Christ. We don't have to shield any of ourselves from Him. Sometimes I think that Christians think that they have to hide their true selves from God. Y'all, He knows us, every single part of us; the good, bad, and ugly. Yet, He loves us.

Approach Him in victory, with an unveiled face today. For, He delights in you.


Anonymous said...

Precious Lindsey,
Here's to more scarf-less days! When I saw your photo, the word that came to mind was VICTORIOUS. That is what you are and who you are in Jesus. I'm proud of you!

Life and Times . . . said...

Beautiful! My son was born 5 weeks premature and so when it came time for me to go back to work after 3 months, I had to find someone to take care of him that wouldn't compromise his immune system. My Mom's good friend who had just finished chemo for breast cancer graciously offered. They both had to watch who they were around and protect their immune systems throughout the winter. At that time her hair was just coming back in and I used to love it when she didn't wear a scarf. Your short hair is evidence of yet another miracle that God has performed. Be proud! (Geez that was a little long)

Leslie said...

You look stunningly gorgeous, Linds! Glad you dropped the scarf and embraced your short 'do!

take2heart/ourso said...

You strut that short hair!!! You look awesome!!!

The Skaggs said...

You look FAB!!!!!

Painting 4 Him said...

You look absolutely lovely! The Lord is just radiating from within...just being real with you!

Rachel said...

You look so beautiful!

Lori said...

Lindsey, You are beautiful inside and out, hair or no hair. Thank you for sharing your life and journey on this blog. You encourage me on my journey, even though it is so different than yours. Blessings to you!

Jenn A said...

You are gorgeous!! Our beauty does NOT come from what we wear or how we style our hair or our makeup, but it comes from within, from having a gentle and quiet spirit. THAT is what is of great worth in God's sight. You GO GIRL!!

Anonymous said...

Funny, the first thing I noticed was your beautiful eyes!

Congrats on discovering your freedom.

Becky said...

I SO remember my day of freedom when I decided I was DONE with the scarves and I just didn't care anymore!! yay--and like others have said, you look stunning. Here is to many more scarf-less days!

Anonymous said...

You are beautiful! In fact, "The King is enthralled with your beauty!". Blessings to you, sweet Sister.

Madison Sanders said...

You look absolutely beautiful!