You Are So Beautiful!
You are so beautiful! No matter what you think or what I think, you are so beautiful! Every imperfection and battle scar and idiosyncrasy just introduces and highlights the depth and layers of your unique beauty. Look at yourself. Look into your eyes. On the surface they may resemble a green marble with brown hues due to years of sun damage or even pale blue, but look at how they twinkle radiance when you take the time to grace your uniqueness.
Beautiful, our beauty is skin deep, not just superficial makeup that we paint on each and every day. There is a reason we arise and are called blessed. Those that witness us see us as beautiful. They see through our veils of deceit and polluted lenses. They see us through the life of Christ. They see us through the lens of purity. They see us as a light that illuminates darkness. We are beautiful because there is no one like us. God designed us in His image (Genesis 1:27) in every color, style, shape and size. He did this because without each other, there is no beauty in the bunch!
And Beautiful, I challenge you to chew on these Truths in the Bible every day. Write them on the tablet of your heart. When you realize who God says you are, your worth and value, you will understand what it means to be confident without need to compare yourself to others and conform to what society dictates as being beautiful. You will radiate your beautiful self by standing tall wearing your crown securely, because you will know and experience how loved, cherished and pursued you are.
Remind yourself of these Truths and speak them over your life daily: I am beautiful because I am God’s masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10). I am beautiful because I know I have royal blood running through my veins and that I am God’s temple and His spirit resides within me (1 Corinthians 3:16). I am beautiful because my beauty portrays a woman of virtue, a woman of God. I am beautiful because I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) and God’s works are wonderful. And when God says He makes everything beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11), that means He created ME in HIS image (Genesis 1:27) and I shall never forget that I am His work of art (Ephesians 2:10).
I become more beautiful each and every day because even though I may be outwardly wasting away, inwardly I am being renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16). And because I have searched the scriptures and have received the wisdom that God says about me, I know I am beautiful because my Lord says, “She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed” (Proverbs 3:15-18).
I am beautiful; look at me! When I smile, you can see the depth of me. Never forget, Beautiful Beloved, “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). Now that’s beautiful!
Charm may be deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but God says in 1 Peter 3:3-4, “Do not be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.”
Oh, Father God, I pray that you let all of us Beautiful Beloveds taste and see what you see and start to believe. Help remind us to meditate on Your Word, Your Love Letter, day and night so we can remember what fine works of art we are. Help remind us that we are altogether beautiful and there is no flaw in us (Song of Songs 4:7), not one.
Let us pray: Oh, my Lord, Your love surrounds me like the great expanse of sea. Let me feel Your Love crashing over me. Immerse me with your living waters and swing wide open the floodgates of your Truths upon my heart. A downpour to wash over me and make me clean. Oh, how your Word was once nothing to me, now is everything before me. Oh, how Your Love has set me free!
Remember, Beautiful, in closing, what a beautiful name it is, Jesus Christ, and He is our King. Don’t believe me, listen to The Name of Jesus by Hillsong Worship.
Until next time…
Live, Laugh, Love!