Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bible Bites ~ Pretty Girl

My daughter, who is still three, is a delight. She has the most beautiful blue eyes that sparkle and twinkle. She is Miss Personality; everywhere we go people are drawn to her. She gets way too much attention from strangers and way too much joy from the attention. I started to notice she was getting a little snotty from all the attention about being “pretty, cute, and adorable.” So one morning while I was fixing her hair for the day I said, “Jubilee, you are a very pretty little girl. But what makes you pretty to God?” She didn’t really know. So we talked about things like: being joyful, being obedient, being quiet, and being kind. These things make us beautiful to God. We’ve talked about it enough now that when I see that attitude rear it’s unattractive disruptive head, I can say, “Jubilee, be pretty!” And she knows I don’t mean fix your hair or bat your eyelashes, but she can put a smile on her face and be sweet. A real beauty to God!
Do not let your beauty be that of outward adorning, of arranging the hair, of wearing gold or of putting on fine apparel; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:3-4

ps-just so any of you don't think I have a daughter I haven't ever spoken of :) we have another writer here with my same name! Her name is spelled CariSSa and I am CariSa. I made our signature buttons different colors too, so hopefully that will help you out. Her button links to her blog too! This weekend I will put up a bio post for our main writers so you can get to know us all a bit better!


Sarah Mae said...

Good lesson! I really like how you say, "be pretty" and she knows what you are talking about - that will serve her so well! :)

Laura said...

Yes, thank you, Carissa! Sarah's right - what wonderful training!

Lisa said...

It's a great reminder not only for our little girls but for us moms. I'm sure there are many days that we, too, need to "be pretty". I know I do. Thank you for this entry. It certainly spoke to me this morning! There's so much to gleen from it!

Unknown said...

I like that example too - easy way to correct behavior in public and others won't have a clue other than to see the "pretty" change in our children!

We use prince and princess here. God's warriors - knights - defending their siblings! They love to act that out in tangible ways for others to see too!

Blessings Carissa! Thanks for starting this blog!

Kelly said...

I love this! I will have to remember for when my daughter is old enough. Thanks!

I also was intrigued by Jills comment - I would love to hear more for boys too.

Mozi Esme said...

She is indeed a beauty - and what a great lesson to be taught...