June 21, 2011

true beauty

models are pretty. fancy dresses are pretty. pink flowers are pretty. the perfect shade of pink lipstick is pretty...but true beauty is found in a woman who wholly trusts in the Lord and lives out her life with compassion & grace. now THAT is beautiful. our value and worth are not found in the designer clothes we wear or the most luxurious make-up we have...all those things are without a doubt fun to wear, look at, and play with...but we cannot be defined by these material things...we are defined by Christs' holy and precious love for us...and HE looks at our hearts and not at the designer shoes we are wearing. :)

"But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the HEART.”"
1 Samuel 16:7

"Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the IMPERISHABLE BEAUTY of a GENTLE and QUIET SPIRIT, which in God's sight is very PRECIOUS."
1 Peter 3:3-4

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who FEARS THE LORD is to be praised."
Proverbs 31:30

this is a reminder for me b/c at times my idea of beauty gets muddied up by the media and i forget the true meaning of what is beautiful...it's so easy in our society to get caught up in all of the glitz and glamour of the new, pretty, flashy designer purse or that new limited edition blush or to find happiness in the number of expensive shoes we own...but don't lose sight of what is real...Jesus.. b/c all the external beauty in this world will someday pass and fade away but the Lord's love will always remain.
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