Beauty is a very easily misunderstood characteristic.
1 Peter 3:3-4
New Living Translation (NLT)
3 Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. 4 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.
God made us in his image.
What exactly is beauty? The Dove Campaign asked women and found that:
- Seventy-seven percent strongly agree that beauty can be achieved through attitude, spirit, and other attributes that have nothing to do with physical appearance.
- Eighty-nine percent strongly agree that a woman can be beautiful at any age.
- Eighty-five percent state that every woman has something about her that is beautiful
(info from www.focusonthefamily.com)
In that study, only 2% of women thought of themselves as beautiful.
I was thinking about how God loves us and how much time & effort He put into our design- unique to us.
Think of the people who think you are beautiful- Mom, Dad, siblings, other family, friends, husband...ect. Most importantly GOD. The one who created the entire earth and everything in it created you in His image. You are one of a kind, like a rare beautiful art piece. Not another single person in the world amounts to your beauty. He picked you, hand crafted you and wants you. It's what is inside of you that makes you beautiful. A spirit of joy, peace, love, kindness, gentleness, self control, self worth, and Godliness. You are representing
a barbie doll-> HIM....
"You are fearfully and wonderfully made"Psalm 139:14