There is so much ugliness in the world right now that I have chosen to be a beauty seeker. I choose each day to look for GOD’S beauty around me and looking for lovely can become somewhat of a passion.
Same idea applies to people……..there are some you meet that just radiate beauty, an inner beauty, a GODLY beauty. And there are people that when you peel back the layers they tend to be very ugly inside even if outwardly they are beautiful.
SAYING GOES THAT BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER.
In our effort to behold GOD do we see all the beauty that HE is in all of HIS promises to us?
Behold GOD and behold all of HIS beauty, HIS promises and HIS amazing qualities, wisdom and truth. Because of HIS grace, HE makes each of us in our own ways, beautiful souls……souls that will one day be with HIM in HIS kingdom. We become the exact brand of beautiful that HE wants for us.
ECCLESIASTES 3: 11 “HE HAS MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN IT’S TIME.”
Yes, before the fall of man, GOD made everything beautiful and HE called it good. Because of sin and the fall, things became broken and ugly. But, because GOD is who HE is, HE made a way for HIS creation to be redeemed through HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
GOD saw you and me and knew HE had to make a way. HE does see us as HIS beautiful creation, HIS masterpiece and the exact brand of beautiful we all need to be. HE accomplishes this in Creation and HE does this with broken people.
It is a choice……..to focus on the ugly or the beautiful. Mind you, I am not naive to all that is going on in the world right now. But I can choose to fill my soul with the beautiful, or the ugly and evil. I can choose GOD’S truth or listen to the world’s lies, because GOD’S truth is beautiful. Isn’t that the enemy’s plan anyway? He wants us to be pulled into anything that will keep us away from GOD, HIS word and then to become ineffective for the Kingdom. The enemy distracts us……..GOD keeps us focused.
Have you noticed? People who draw near to GOD just are more beautiful inside than anyone else you might know. Their inner qualities of grace and humility are entirely against the grain of our current culture. They are different because they are HIS exact brand of beautiful.
ISAIAH 52:7 “HOW BEAUTIFUL UPON THE MOUNTAINS ARE THE FEET OF HIM WHO BRINGS GOOD NEWS, WHO PUBLISHES PEACE, WHO BEINGS GOOD NEWS OF HAPPINESS, WHO PUBLISHES SALVATION, WHO SAYS TO ZION, “YOUR GOD REIGNS.”
Today, let’s help one another along in our journeys with GOD, because those journeys are beautiful too. They are beautiful because of what GOD chooses to do inside each of us. Those who have humbled their souls and lives to the LORD are truly beautiful……and that should give each one of us a lasting HOPE in this ugly world. HE wraps HIS hands around HIS children and guides them and loves them.
Let’s be women and men of the WORD, in spite of what the world says. The more we go against the grain of culture, the more beautiful we become because of our light that shines in the darkness. When we gaze upon the beauty of the LORD, we reflect HIS glory to those around us. And because GOD is everything beautiful, then we become beautiful with time. We are HIS and HIS exact kind of beautiful HE intends for each one of us! So walk closely with the LORD today and let HIM show you HIS beautiful word and world……..behold your GOD, adore HIM and all that HE is……..truly majestic and oh so beautiful!
PSALM 96: 6 “SPLENDOR AND MAJESTY ARE BEFORE HIM; STRENGTH AND BEAUTY ARE IN HIS SANCTUARY.”