Monday, September 21, 2015

Beautiful You

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7

We all want to be beautiful, but in this day and age its nearly impossible to figure out what that means. The scale to measure it by is forever changing and always skewed through the eyes of the world. Yet, that right there is the trouble. We’re not supposed to measure beauty through the eyes of the world.

I love this verse. It shows us what God sees as beautiful. Those who overflow with the message of Christ. Who freely share their testimony simply because they cannot contain what God has done for them. People who speak words of peace and are filled with joy. Someone who points to God instead of themselves. And those who live in a spirit of praise.

Beauty isn’t what you put on your face or how you fix your hair. Beauty is how we relate to God and others through him. Don’t let the media today tell you differently. Oh, as women we love our make-up, perfume, and hair supplies—and all that is good. But none of it will illuminate us like the power of God shining forth from our eyes, smiles, and countenances.

That will be a beauty unparalleled by anything this world can create or point to.

God’s beauty always is.

Lord, today let me shine with the beauty of you. That I can speak words of peace in a moment of chaos, point someone to your changing power for their lives, and spill over with your joy. Let me sing words of praise to you in all that I do today. In your name I pray, amen!  

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