SPIRITUAL BEAUTY

I’ve written a few pieces on beauty and our misconceptions about it. I do this now and then because in our society, much emphasis is placed on how a person should look, and it almost always uses “perfect” women as an example – perfect shiny hair with no split ends, perfect symmetrical features, flawless skin, perfect white teeth, and don’t forget the perfect figure, and the perfect clothes! I’m generalizing and exaggerating, of course, but I’m not too far off the mark.

It’s easy for those of us, who do not fit the beauty standards shown in the media, to feel uncomfortable, even depressed, sometimes, by our own unique beauty. We ARE all unique, and we were ALL made in the image of God, how much more beautiful can you get?

It’s nice to remember, that the discriminating judgement displayed unfairly to, we the not so “airbrushed beauties,” says more about those making the unfair judgement’s not so beautiful hearts, than it does about us.

As always, I have a Scripture pertaining to this matter that should put a new spin on what true beauty is!

“Do not let your adornment be merely outward — arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting  on fine apparel –rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”1 Peter 3:3-4

Hey! Suddenly I’m actually feeling beautiful. How about you?

May God bless all you beauties out there!!!  PEACE!

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3 Replies to “SPIRITUAL BEAUTY”

  1. So true, I think if men were honest about this they would have much to set about feeling worthy and strong and handsome enough. It is such unique joy the Lord gives when He sheds His beauty and grace out in us, when realize it and sense our worth in Him defined by our Christ our Maker and Savior, it is just all I need or anyone could ever truly need. The Great Commission has become important to me for others need to know that true love and purpose exist and it’s freely given by a living merciful God the One who made these children . Standing only in how we were made really shines only God and His solid ground, the adornments and masking can sometimes keep us trusting in appearance and not the security God wants to give us .

    1. Thanks for your reply Anthony. You got me thinking, that women aren’t the only ones that might feel self conscious, if they are not air-brushed handsome/beautiful. Men are subject to the same type of beauty discrimination as women are.

      Thank God that our spirits shine brighter than our egos. And thank God that we have the chance to reflect Him. After all, that’s the most important beauty there is. And who could ask for more. So thanks again Anthony, for opening my eyes to a whole new population of men, who need to find their identity in Christ.

      1. that is awesome, thanks for reply,,,Amen to that , I definitely had
        been fooled by appearances and felt the same insecurity as women
        describe, it is all the perfect truth of God and any warnings the Spirit
        may prompt in us only helps us be molded into our new creation which
        the cross and salvation through Christ has started…you are a good
        writer it is a great freedom when we begin to not judge a book by its
        covers, you find many pearls and nuggets of God all around…glimpses of
        what will one day be completed and re built again .

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