Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fasting...From Makeup??

I'm not really sure where the idea came from. Wasn't really thinking about makeup, like a whisper the thought came to my mind. Give up makeup for a whole week. I immediately rejected the idea, obviously. I mean there is just no way I could possibly go without makeup. I spent almost a month in the Darien Jungle in Panama with no running water or electricity, at times in up to 125 degree weather and still wore makeup. Even when I don't really go anywhere I still apply at least a small amount. I don't like my freckles, and I have no eyelashes. It makes me feel good and pretty and I can vary it to fit my mood. I know I don't wear as much as some but honestly, I wear more then most and can't remember the last time I left my house with a naked face. So the thought of not wearing makeup to church or even to the grocery store freaks me out. But the more I started thinking about it the more I realized I didn't like that fear. I don't like knowing I receive value from anything or anyone other then God. He's my source of life, of being, of everything and to not be satisfied in the way He created me doesn't make me feel good. Now, I know this is probably getting into some controversial territory. Let me just say I am not starting any new doctrine (or an old one Hah!). I just feel like I have the opportunity to honor God in my obedience by fasting, of all things, make up. Although by next Sunday who knows how I'll feel about? I plan on going the next 7 days with out wearing makeup. None. No mascara, no eyeliner, not even a tinted sunscreen. And of course plan on keeping you apprised of how my day goes through each experience, from church, to grocery shopping, to giving piano lessons.This probably sounds very trivial to a lot of women out there who are used to going with out makeup all the time. But for me this really is going to be a big deal. I'm honestly absolutely terrified but I feel that gentle nudging of my heart and I know there is a lesson for me to learn and that excites me. So stay tuned, I'll let you know how it all goes.