Thursday, July 2, 2015

True Beauty

The world is good at causing women to be discontent with the way that God made them.  Often a woman is defined as attractive by her outward appearance.  Perhaps the attention should be focused on a woman's inward beauty--her character, her faith in God, her heart.  As the years go by and age changes ones figure, beauty will fade, but inward beauty will still remain.  Be content with who God created you to be. He thinks you're beautiful and no one else's opinion should matter to you.  You are loved.  Fall in love with Jesus whose love for you will never end.

Grace will make you beautiful.

Make godliness and inward beauty your priority.

"The church should be a veritable beauty parlor, because it encourages its women members to adorn themselves with good deeds.  Women need to remember that if nature has made them plain, grace can make them beautiful, and if nature has made them beautiful, good deeds can add to their beauty."

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  Instead it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."  1 Peter 3:4 (NIV)