Thursday, January 16, 2014

Holiness is Beautiful

I hear girls say all the time "I wish I was prettier" or "need to lose weight to be prettier" or " I just don't feel pretty" and it makes me so sad.  So sad that what they are actually striving for is very weak.  Pretty is a weak weak word.  Everybody has a different opinion of what pretty actually is. Thats why its not about just being pretty.  Its about being beautiful.  How often do you look in the mirror and find yourself thinking negative thoughts?  How often do you find yourself comparing yourself to others, models, or people in magazines?  All too often we look for our beauty in all the wrong places.  How your hair looks today, if your face is broken out or not, or even what type of bag you have on your shoulder does NOT define your beauty.  

Beauty is much deeper than that.   
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Your beauty is found in your holiness.

"Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!" Chronicles 16:29 

Holiness is beautiful.  Honoring the Lord is holy and holiness is beautiful.  Instead of chasing after the impossible worldly standards for beauty, chase after the Lord.  Once we stop chasing worldly things and began chasing everlasting things, it is only then that we will be truly find our beauty.  
Our beauty in Christ.  The world tries to tell girls that to be liked and to fit in you have to a certain look. Your hair, make-up, clothing everything has to be just right. You have lose all your morals and values to fit in. 
That's just NOT true.  
You can be BEAUTIFUL without conforming to the world.  

"Women who are concerned with being pretty think about what they look like, but women who are concerned with being beautiful think about what they are looking at." ~ Glennon Melton 

Beautiful women take the time to fill themselves up with beautiful things. Things that are beautiful to you may be different for somebody else. Beautiful people make time to fill themselves up with good and pure things. So that beautiful things flow your their mouths and their actions.  A beautiful person is a person who fears the Lord.
"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue" 
Proverbs 31:26. 

Words of wisdom and kindness flow from the mouths of beautiful people. It is magical.  Beautiful people are contagious to be around.  When you find yourself around a beautiful person you will notice the way they make you feel, you will not even notice their hair or their clothes because you will be so distracted by the way they make you feel.  

So girls join me in 2014 as I strive to be beautiful! 

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