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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Smoking Hot... A Picture's Worth


I love this sketch by Okechukwu Ofili 'A Picture Is Worth 10,000 Followers.'


I can’t introduce you to a God of peace if i have no peace and I'm always worrying about one thing or the other. I can't introduce you to God my provider and my all sufficiency, if I've never experienced his provisions.
I can't tell you how the joy of the Lord is your strength and how much joy is available in knowing God if I let every situation steal my joy, and only feel like life's good when I have my needs met. It takes seeing a man who has lost something valuable being thankful, positive and praising God in his storm to know how true his faith is. It takes seeing that for an unbeliever to believe in the possibility of a God after all.

I've got to literally live the word, and not just be intellectual about it if i want to be able to make people follow Him.
I’ve got to experience His beauty in such a way that it transforms my looks to that of a hot blonde(spiritually look that is :D). Now that's a look that gets people straining to have what I’ve got. They ask how you can have so much peace with all the storm around you. They ask how you can be so forgiving after all the hurt Miss A hurled at you. They ask how you can be so thankful when you have a leaking roof... When they come clicking the follow button, you'll direct them to the source... God.
Sometimes the easiest way to share your faith and convince people that it is indeed the real deal and they need it, is by being a picture of beauty representing the faith. By living your faith right, you get more people in. they say sometimes your life is the only bible some people read.

Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they'll be won over to God's side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives. 1Peter 2:12

On the other hand, cute is good, but cute is plainer than hot. Cute with intellects and throwing bible verses around and shouting hell and brimstone at people isn't so effective sometimes. You get followers, but nothing close to the one who is hot. People are moved more by what they see...

My light's got to shine so bright, that it illuminates the Beauty of God in me and leads people away from the darkness they dwell in, to God. "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven" Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine ... - Let your holy life, your pure conversation, and your faithful instructions, be everywhere seen and known. Always, in all societies, in all business, at home and abroad, in prosperity and adversity, let it be seen that you are real Christians. Barnes' notes on the Bible.
Does my character reflect the relationship i have with Christ? Am i nice to people? How do i react in certain situations? How do i treat those who i can't/don't need help from?
Have the right attitude and you could say the simplest of things (as simple as "Jesus loves you")like a pretty 'dumb blonde' (just like the picture above) and you'll have people panting for what you've got... Salvation. It’s the work of the Holy Spirit.
So remember, a picture is worth a thousand followers.
Work on your appearance and your salvation with trembling, let the Holy Spirit be your guide, let Him pimp you up so good with all the bling bling of the kingdom. Just like ofili’s picture says, sometimes, all you need to get people to hear you(even when you have nothing intellectual to say) is your looks... 

How many of us are smoking hot and gathering more followers? I'm still a little cute, but desperately working on my smoking hot beauty with the help of the Spirit of God, we're doing work outs and  fittings and getting the right hair color :) and learning the etiquette of being a HOT chic... It's not been easy, but i can't wait to be done with my make over. God help me.

How apt, was just going through ODM after posting this and found this quote from an atheist Frederick Nietzsche "I Might believe in the redeemer if His followers looked more redeemed" 

*Smoking Hot = Extremely beautiful in this context as opposed to sexy.

9 comments:

  1. I love this post. I have got to let the Holy Spirit process me into being a"HOT CHIC" for God's glory. It sure would be tough but I have to spend more time in his presence so HE can make me what HE wants me to be... Amen

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  2. "Etiquette of being a HOT chic" that sounds like a fantastic sequel.
    May God help us to be Christians worth following.

    Lovely post! Fantastic message. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. lol, i have an etiquette book in the works :)

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  3. Does my character reflect the relationship i have with Christ? Am i nice to people? How do i react in certain situations? How do i treat those who i can't/don't need help from? ...Gbam!!!..great post thanks for sharing..

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  4. I love this post, and the ofili sketch is hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That last quote just killed it. I enjoyed reading this

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  6. i absolutely love ds post. Bless u hun.

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  7. WOW! What an awesome article, couldn't help but repost on facebook. Indeed our lives should reflect who we are. If our lights are not shining how will people see and follow? Thanks a lot for sharing.

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