Which side do you prefer?
The side with foundation, concealer, eye liner,shadow, blush, gloss and mascara?
The side with what was a pimple a few days ago, dark circle and ponytail?
I was thinking abou beauty today. There is so muchbeauty around us. Not only are we surrounded with beautiful sights of mountains, valleys and bodies of water, we are also surrounded with what our society (whatever society you find yourelf in) tells is is beautiful. Sure, Angelina's big blue eyes are stunning. Olivia's thin frame fits any outfit wonderfully. Who wouldn't want Amy's hair? But, who decided they were beautiful in the first place? Who says my lips have to be nice and full, my body has to be 40 punds lighter than it is and my hair has to hold a curl for me to be loved? Who says I have to put on make-up when I walk out of the door? In an age where celebrity's mistresses are offered reality tv shows and paparrazzi stalk housewives with eight kids, do I really care what these people say I need to look like?
Do I really want to be like or look like someone the Bible would describe as "...you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones..." (this is in no way saying I think the previously mentioned women accepted as beautiful by our society are in this category, only God know the heart) I think sometimes I tend to get caught up in the outward. Yes, I need to take care of myself, to be healthy, to look nice for my husband, but, I also want to be a woman of virtue. I want to be loving. I want to be selfless. I want to be a good wife, daughter and friend.
Just a thought. Just a moment of my day. Just something the Lord showed me. Just a desire to strive to grow closer to my Maker. Just a desire to be transformed, renewed.
Thank you, Lord, I needed this reminder today.