Monday, September 14, 2015

Beauty Redefined

Beauty has been hijacked, but our Creator is reclaiming His definition of beauty. I'm honored to be a guest today over at beYOUtiful Mom.comMy friend, Misty, invites us all to be blessed, encouraged and uplifted. She offers a place where we can stand out, in view of the fact that the Lord made us each unique... and beautiful! Join me as I share what God is teaching me about beauty, then be sure to check out the rest of Misty's blog.

Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Jude 1:21

Love is changing my definition of beauty altogether. Delicately crafted in God’s image, our hearts were created to display beauty. Over the years, I’ve covered up my heart in the name of what I used to think was beautiful. Words scripted by my own hand were adhered to my heart with lies that spoke of doing more, knowing more, serving more, being more.

What I thought was beautiful in God’s sight turned out to be nothing but a hardened heart.

Altered and imprisoned, my heart was dead. Buried underneath all my failed attempts to make myself beautiful was the truth about how God sees me. Jesus has lovingly scraped off all the layers, peeled off each and every message I placed there. With Him, the damage is never permanent. My delicate, fragile heart is being remade as His continuous flow of love washes over me. It is growing in beauty as my Creator works to restore what’s been lost.