Hello dear sisters and welcome to week 7 of our study. I can’t believe we’re almost done. Even more so, I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving. “For the past two weeks, we’ve been considering how sin damaged and marred the beauty of true womanhood. Womanhood needs a total makeover. Culture tried to give it one. But it failed miserably. That’s because it didn’t consult the right expert. It didn’t enlist the help of the One who has the knowledge and power to set things right. God’s Son, Jesus Christ, died in order to break the power of sin’s grip on us. He’s the ultimate makeover artist. He enables us to reclaim the beauty of who God created us to be. He’s the expert on manhood and womanhood. In this week’s lesson we looked at how the gospel of Christ redeems (rescues, saves, and makes over) true womanhood from the ugliness of sin.”
On day 1 we were asked to write out a prayer asking the Lord to do a beautiful, complete work of restoration in your life. I hope you’ve taking the opportunity to do so.
On day 1 the authors use the restoration of a great masterpiece, the Madonna del Cardellinon as a spiritual parallel. After the restoration process was complete it was found to be more beautiful than the orginal. On page 167 the authors say, “No matter how greatly sin has damaged your life…no matter how many dull, ugly layers of paint and veneer you may have applied in an unsuccessful attempt to cover the cracks…no matter if the colors are faded or the picture is so obscured that you can barely see the original…God is in the restoration business. He is a great, redeeming God who is making all things new, through the work of Christ on our behalf. His divine power and love can re-create and restore your life to its original design – that beautiful work of art intended to display the loveliness of Christ!
Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman 101 Week 7: Total Makeover.
Come back on Wednesday for our Discussion Questions. You can share your thoughts and comments with us here, jot them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. Please let us know how we can pray for you throughout the study. Have a great week!
In His Love,
One Heart Ministry