Pure Beauty, as it is revealed in us, should leave a lasting legacy. It should be so evident in our words, thoughts and actions that it is undeniable to those around us. It is something we should reflect to others in our everyday life. It is a gift from God to be embraced and shared. Beauty in its purest form is simply to love others as God loves us. When we chose to do this, the characteristics of God’s beauty emerge, changing lives, and possibly even changing the world.
For God’s girls, following Jesus should come as naturally as breathing. The more intentional we are about this, the more beautiful we become. Spending time with Him is the most powerful way of achieving this. Whether it’s reading the Bible, listening to worship music or just being still, it all helps us mirror God’s image in our own unique way. Because true beauty has nothing to do with how we look. It has everything to do with how we use the gifts and talents that God has given us to help others. That is what we want the world to see.
As women, we need to build each other up, not tear each other down. Don’t look in the mirror and see everything that you think is wrong with you. If you have daughters, don’t tell them how beautiful they are, while constantly putting yourself down. Teach them that beauty is on the inside, and surround yourself with friends who live out that truth. Try instead to look in the mirror and see what God sees. After all, you are His precious daughter, and remember, He does not make mistakes. You should treasure all that you are and embrace who He created you to be.
It is not always easy for us to see ourselves as God does. But if we want to bring a legacy of Pure Beauty to this troubled world, then we have to be intentional about our actions. In other words, it’s not just about what we say; it’s what we do that matters. We need to love God, and love others, and we have the most remarkable example of how to do that in Jesus. Sometimes all it takes is making eye contact with someone, sharing a smile, or offering a warm hug. Don’t make it complicated! The closer you are to Jesus, the easier it will become. He will prompt you and let you know what He wants you to.
Choose Pure Beauty over what the world can offer you. Choose God. Let others see His love, and demonstrate that beauty really does come within. It is not just a cliché, but a biblical truth. God will never judge us by our appearance, He looks into our hearts. When we embrace that truth, we can know that Pure Beauty comes from what we do and how we love. It has absolutely nothing to do with our looks. We need to share what we know to be true in God if we want to leave an enduring legacy.
Using your gifts and talents to honour God is a powerful thing. Your heart will be full to overflowing, and you can’t help but feel beautiful when that happens. But God doesn’t stop there. He will then take that overflow and use it to touch others. That is when you can be assured that your Pure Beauty is being revealed. By putting your faith in action and showing God’s incredible love, you will leave the most stunning legacy. Trust Him; it will be more beautiful than anything you ever could have imagined.