What is Beautiful?

Happy Friday!

***Purple is the traditional color of royalty, so it seems fitting to use it in the post today;)***

What does it mean to be beautiful? Many say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. But is that entirely true?  Beauty is a gift from Father.  Only through His Glory is true beauty possible; it is the manifestation of His spirit.  Beauty is in the countenance-through the way we hold ourselves, the way we speak, the way we treat others.  It is our call to be women in a time when the world holds value in putting one’s body on display.  We are divine daughters of OUR Father.  He makes us beautiful.  His Spirit shines in our eyes and draws the righteous to us.  It is through the understanding that “Every girl is a princess” because she is a daughter of HER Heavenly Father. 

         …His Words accents her lips,
              His Works softens her hands,
                His Light illuminates her eyes,
                  Her beauty is not from the world.
             He makes her beautiful…

Clothes, Jewelry, Makeup, this is not what creates beauty. It is a method to create aesthetic attraction, but not beauty. Yes, getting dressed up like a princess is fun, but dressing up is not what makes you beautiful. Beauty comes from virtue, not from being “sexy”. It is not something that you can gain through the worlds idea of a “beauty treatment”. The best way to gain beauty is to find beauty in all things. Even in the smallest creature, the wonders of Him are ever present. 
The beauty of a flower is not painted on. It is the product of the plant fulfilling it’s duty to create a flower.  Let us all be like the plant. We must experience the difficulty of growing to fulfill our divine potential. Everyone can be beautiful. It is their choice. 
How wonderful would the world be if every girl and woman realized this not-so-secret-secret? How much easier would it be to live through each day is everyone knew that they were children of The Most High God, The Great I AM? They would eminate with His beauty. The skewed idea that overpowering the beauty of life with the perversion of material obsession, would be gone.  Makeup would be used to accent what is already beautiful. It wouldn’t be used to “cover-up” the insecurity that many have of not being pretty.

It is our responsibility to help others find their personal beauty.  Those who know of this truth cannot let others drown while they watch idlely from the side. Everyone wants to be loved and how beautiful is it when someone realizes that they have always been loved. Their hope is renewed.
This is the formula for JOY:
                                        J     O   Y
                                        E     T   O
                                        S     H   U
                                        U     E
                                        S      R
Joy is infectious. When there is true joy in the truth, there is true beauty.  By putting Him first in your life, you are able to see the good in others. It is not the attractiveness of wealth and fashion. It is through loving the Lord, loving others, and loving yourself, that true beauty comes out.

I found this quote from Audrey Hepburn (I always thought she was beautiful…).

“Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle- My Fair Lady”

“…For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows.
The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.
If you share this with another woman, something good will happen — you will boost another woman’s self esteem, and she will know that you care about her…”

                              I hope that this brightened your day. Remember that we never know what someone is going through. It is our duty to ensure that everyone sees who they really are- Be in a place where the Spirit can work through you. Be the example that others can rely on.  Let us all work to not be distractions because we are concerned with outward appearance. Let’s focus on what is inside, and the outside will shine.  We must take care of our bodies and dress in a way that displays the confidence that comes from walking with the Lord.

 ~May you all have a blessed day, and remember that you are the Daughter of a King~

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