You are beautiful.
What happens in your heart when you hear those words?
I can tell you that my heart become cynical. I don’t agree with it and irregardless, I don’t take the compliment.
But, as I am learning more about God’s heart and mine, I am beginning to agree with those words (I am beautiful)
and disagree with the lies.
I am a daughter of the King.
“Hear, O Daughter and consider and incline your ear:
forget your people and your father’s house and the King will desire your beauty.” (Psalm 45:10)
As I pursue the things of Him, my beauty grows and grows. As I pursue the things or people of this world, I blemish my beauty.
I am His Princess.
“All glorious is the princess within with robes interwoven with gold. In many colored robes she’s led to the King…with joy and gladness they’re led along as they enter the palace of the King.” (Psalm 45:13)
The glory of my soul, of my inner and quiet beauty. That place where I am no longer striving and I am still with the Lord.
This leads to a beauty that radiates from the inside out.
“The choicest of her charms are to be found in her heart,
her secret character
her inward desires” (Spurgeon)
I am His.
“Our beauty doesn’t consist in our own virtues, not even in the gifts which we’ve received from God, by which we put forth virtues and do all those things which pertain unto the life of the law;
but in this – our apprehending Christ and believing in Him.
Then it is that we are truly beautiful:
and it is this beauty alone that Christ looks upon and upon no other” (Martin Luther)