Women of today have been sold a bill of goods that tells them that they must work on their outer beauty if they want to be accepted or liked or admired. This is a lie. True beauty radiates from a woman who boldly and confidently knows who she is in Christ. Philippians 3:8 “Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Jesus. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, that I may gain Christ.”
Think about it! A woman who has truly denied herself, taken up her cross and becomes entirely consumed with Jesus, isn’t going to be an insecure woman. She is not going to be obsessed with making her outward appearance “Her Light”. A heart with such significant beauty – a God-given beauty – will overflow with compassion and love on to all who her life touches. It will not even be something that she will be conscious of doing. It will just happen out of an overflow of God through her.
True God-given beauty, and the passionate nature for life and for others that result from God’s indwelling Spirit, inflames the heart and satisfies the soul of anyone who is willing to surrender to the power of God’s love through the person of Jesus Christ. The resulting beauty – or rather the character behind the beauty – does not compare itself with a pretty face or a gorgeous body.
While those things may entice onlookers for a brief moment in life, there is no comparison of such fleeting beauty to the true beauty of a woman’s God-ignited, passionately devoted, continually overflowing inner beauty that lasts an eternity. This beauty is yours if you want it, and He will deposit it in such abundance in the most sacred places of your heart if you want it more than any other beauty you have.
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last, but a woman who fears The Lord will be greatly praised.” – Proverbs 31:30
You cannot buy it. You cannot bargain for it. You cannot fake it until you make it. You can’t pretend to have it. When you have it, unlike earthly fleshly beauty, it will not wash off at the end of the day or need to be thrown in the laundry to be cleaned. It will not grow old, wrinkled, or unattractive. It is internally eternally yours. Only fully surrendering to Jesus can bring such life giving, refreshing, overflowing, and life blessing inner beauty. “Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last, but a woman who fears The Lord will be greatly praised.” – Proverbs 31:30