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BEAUTY TIPS “By the Book”

Posted: March 28, 2009

The Radiance of ForgivenessBEAUTY TIP #2 – “Forgiveness removes wrinkles.”
I read a story about identical twin sisters who had been abused and mistreated by their father. In their early 20’s, they moved away from their family – angry and bitter at their life’s circumstances.  They had no contact with each other until  they were 65. When they met, it was shocking to see on their face visual evidence of what had taken place in their heart.  The twin who never forgave her father had a face that was distorted, angry frown marks, sagging skin and wrinkles. The other twin had chosen to forgive her father – looked years younger, had less wrinkles and her face was radiant.
Unforgiveness turns into bitterness and the affects of this begins to show on our faces. How many older people do you know that have angry scowls on their faces, hunched shoulders and when they speak you can feel their bitterness of life? 
The bible tells us how poisonous this is. “Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you corrupting many” (Hebrews 12:15 NLT).
Life is not fair and things happen to all of us that cause us a great deal of pain. But ask yourself, “What is more painful – to carry anger around for the rest of your life and become ugly, angry and bitter – OR, choose to forgive whoever has hurt us and receive God’s grace of forgiveness?”
If you want to be radiant and beautiful from the inside-out, forgiveness is never an option. It’s hard but necessary; not for the person who has hurt you-but for yourself. God is a fair and loving God – He will make everything right. Trust Him! The results will show up on your face.

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