Yep, that's me! Purple looks good on me! But keep reading... this one might touch ya!
So, for a year I was afraid to put some purple in my hair. I was afraid it would fade and look terrible. I was afraid of being judged and looked at differently. I questioned my motives as I want to be in the world but not of the world as a Christian mom and wife. Would some think I overstepped? Would people leave our church? Would people not want to come to the church? Would people consider me a sinner? Is God okay with this? Those are just a few of the many questions that popped into my brain.
You know those lies that tear you apart from staying aligned to Daddy God. You know, remembering to keep your identity aligned to Christ! Not allowing lies to become my thinking! I had a lot of stinking thinking when it came to this decision. Even after talking with my husband who had no reservations to throw my way. He told me to go for it yet it took me months to finally do it.
So for a year, I went back and forth. I had so many lies going in my head that stupid tricky enemy has been squashed and kicked out because when I finally asked God about it I wasn't rejected! I was given the go ahead. So I did it.
I have learned a few things over the course of the last 6 weeks with purple hair. I have had no one challenge or question me. I have had numerous compliments that have even built my self-esteem. Yes, I will admit I struggle with that sometimes. No one has left the church. I have become much more confrontational, meaning more people are coming up to me. It's a brand new way of reaching people because for some reason this girl with purple hair is a good conversation starter. Even a little five year old at the zoo said he loved my hair and I ended up talking to him for a few minutes as we waited in line to see the butterflies.
You see the Bible doesn't have a scripture that says don't dye your hair. It does tell us in 1 Corinthians that our hair is our glory. It does mention not cutting it and wearing a head covering but again those were Jewish traditions and laws and I live in the new covenant of Jesus! The Bible does talk more about the way a woman should dress and her heart condition. God, he knows my heart better than anyone so he knows that my intentions were not for attention at all but for HIM...okay it was for me in regards to the lessons I am learning!
I am not trying to cause chaos or disunity in my decision. I talked to my husband and I talked to my daddy God and got the permission. I picked purple because purple has a great meaning. Do you know it? Purple is the color of royalty. So perhaps my hair dye of purple is helping me stay on track with remembering my calling... my status quo with my heavenly Father. Through Jesus I am royalty. I am in the royal family! An heir of the king! Yes putting just a couple foils of purple in my hair has been a reminder at how chosen I am! Chosen by God and for God. Watch out church- God and me are just going to keep moving forward- reaching more and more people and relating to more and more people even through something so little has purple hair.
I continue to think about woman in the Bible and hair and I am reminded of the woman who used her hair to clean Jesus feet with tears and perfume in Luke 7. A touching story of love and grace where men did judge her for being a sinner but Jesus knew her heart.
So what is God teaching you? Are you staying conected to him and doing anything that seems strange?
Any prayer requests? Please comment and let me know!
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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