Thursday, April 5, 2012

Self Worth

“Let your beauty be found in “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 3:4
Christian ladies, you are not defined by your outward appearance. Your worth and value aren’t measured by what you look like. Your value comes from the fact that you are made in the image of God. Your beauty comes from the fact that the Creator of the Universe knit you together in your mother’s womb and made you just the way He wanted you (Psalm 139:13-16).
You are clean not because of anything you did or could do, but because Jesus Christ, in the midst of your sin, loved you so much that He shed His blood on your behalf…so that you could live and not die.
“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians (1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23) not to become slaves of men because we are bought with a price—because of that we’re told to glorify God in our bodies and in our spirits because both belong to God. Not only are you not your own, but you are not someone else’s property either. If you are a Christian, you belong to God. And, if you belong to God, you are to glorify Him both in body and spirit.  

We are not to become slaves of this world, of the fashion magazines and what society dictates.  We need to remember that our beauty is an inner beauty that defines who we are.  Our outer beauty will soon fade away, leaving us with a few grey hairs, and lines in our faces.  What matters the most is the person inside of us all, and that should be one that reflects the love of God.

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