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“What Makes a Woman Beautiful”
5 years ago
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“What Makes a Woman Beautiful”

by sysministriesinc


“But let it be the Inward adorning and beauty of the Hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God” (1 Peter 3:4 AMP)

The Message Bible says it like this: “…What matters is not your outer appearance – the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes – but your Inner disposition. Cultivate Inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in. The holy women of old were beautiful before God that way…true daughters of Sarah…unanxious and unintimidated” (1 Peter 3:1-6 MSG).

A lady was applying face cream when her little girl asked, “What’s that you’re putting on, Mom?” “Moisturizer,” she replied. “The saleslady said it would make me beautiful.” With an honesty only children have, she replied, “Mom, I don’t think it’s working.

Seriously, there’s nothing wrong with looking good, but there’s much more to you than your clothes and your hairstyle.

Not to mention you can go broke fixing up the outside, because truth is:  “what Mother Nature giveth, Father Time taketh away!

Ralph Waldo Emerson I believe said it best: “To find beauty we must carry it with us.

Sisters, it’s a big mistake to focus on the outside and fail to appreciate the Innerqualities God’s given you.

Solomon even went so far as to say, “Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised!” (Proverbs 31:30 AMP).

Women of God, when God made you He didn’t just decorate the outside, He gave you “…Inner beauty, gentle, gracious…the kind…God delights in”. So before you go to buy another pair of pretty pants, sexy shirt, cute shoes, or wonderful wig&helliplease save yourself a little money and realize that your most beautiful asset can’t be purchased, it’s simply produced from within!

However, I must say that because Peter also talked about “…fancy hair, gold jewelry…fine clothes…” (NCV), a few well-intentioned people have used that to create a legalistic standard by which to measure and judge others.  Caution: Whether someone has on the top of the line or the lowest at the clearance rack, please know that doesn’t define them or their worth or value in any way! Therefore, I admonish you to be very careful about your pre-judgments based solely on what a person is wearing! Believe it or not, life's situations can change in an instant!

I’ll give you an example: I was headed out to lunch one day and noticed a man in a nice 2-piece suit, clean shaven, nice watch, shoes and briefcase…however, he was sitting on the ground with his back pressed against the bench. Nosey me (as my family would say) I asked him if he was ok? He said “no, I went from a six-figure income to nothing…literally overnight” “ My wife took the children and left and went to her parents as soon as I told her.” “I have no idea what I’m going to do, I wasn’t prepared for this.” “She’s always wanted the best of the best, and I provided that, but foolishly didn’t save money for a rainy day” “How do you go from six-figures to trying to figure out how to get six bucks for lunch?”

My heart broke. I told him I would be right back. I went to get us both some lunch and coffee, called and told my boss I had an emergency and needed an extended lunch.

I had the opportunity to talk with Peter Danielson and share lunch and the love of Christ at the same time.

Peter is now doing well (and we remain in touch), his family is struggling, but still intact and he now works at the Marriot hotel for far less than he was accustomed to making, but he’s happier still.

I share this story, because with all Peter materially possessed that made him feel like “somebody”, unfortunately, when he lost his appearance, he also lost everything else including self-worth, value and confidence. But you may ask, what made me buy Peter lunch? One short statement he made, “How do you go from six-figures to trying to figure out how to get six bucks for lunch?” (I don't care how cute or financially comfortable you may be today, you never know the changes one da

5 years ago

But you may ask, what made me buy Peter lunch? One short statement he made, “How do you go from six-figures to trying to figure out how to get six bucks for lunch?” (I don't care how cute or financially comfortable you may be today, you never know the changes one day can make!)

Ladies, no matter what “Name/Designer” etc…you put on, until you learn how to Beautify Your Inner Man, you are literally the most Unattractive Woman in the World!

“Outward Things” Last Temporarily…But “Inward Beautify” Lasts Forever!

Now, does the Bible teach us to dress appropriately? Absolutely. Paul writes: “Also [I desire] that women should adorn themselves modestly and appropriately and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with [elaborate] hair arrangement or gold or pearls or expensive clothing, But by doing good deeds (deeds in themselves good for the good and advantage of those contacted by them), as befits women who profess reverential fear for and devotion to God” (1 Timothy 2:9-10 AMP)

The Message Bible says it like this: “I want women…with…humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.” (1 Timothy 2:8-10 MSG).

Sisters, when you focus on the wrong area you get the wrong results! Inner Is Always Most Important!

Remember 1 Samuel 16:7, “…for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (AMP)

The Message Bible says it like this: “…Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart” (MSG)

Women, don’t allow what you see on TV or in the mirror to define your worth!

Work instead to develop the kind of Inner Beauty God Commends!

Ladies, when it comes to beauty, get your perspective right: “Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from Within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God” (1 Peter 3:3-4 NLT).

Listen to this: The public relations department of a beauty products company asked its customers to send pictures along with brief letters, describing the most beautiful women they knew. Thousands of letters came in.

However, one in particular caught the attention of the employees and was passed on to the President. It was written by a boy from a broken home who lived in a run-down neighborhood.

With lots of spelling errors, an excerpt from his letter read:

A beautiful woman lives down the street from me. I visit her every day. She makes me feel like the most important kid in the world. We play checkers and she listens to my problems. She understands me. When I leave she always yells out the door that she’s proud of me.

The boy ended his letter saying, “This picture shows you that she is the most beautiful woman in the world, and one day I hope to have a wife as pretty as her.

Intrigued, the President asked to see the woman’s picture. His secretary handed him a photograph of a smiling toothless woman, well advanced in years, sitting in a wheelchair. Sparse gray hair was pulled back in a bun. The wrinkles that formed deep furrows on her face were somehow diminished by the twinkle in her eyes.

We can’t use this woman,” said the President, smiling. “She would show the world that our products aren’t necessary to be beautiful

Sisters, Outward Products Do Not Produce Inner Beauty! And Scripturally, That’s the Only Beauty That God Delights In! So Refocus On What’s Important and Beautify Your Inner Self!

 Feel Free to Join Us On Sisterhood School of Inspiration Today’s Lesson: "Tip of the Day Tuesday: Secrets to a Longer Life"

5 years ago

That is so beautiful Ivonne.

There is a bizarre picture that I saw once that is entitled "Vanity."

It appears to be a scull at first, but on closer examination you can see it is a woman sitting at her vanity table with perfumes, and other assorted beauty products.

Beauty is measured by the pureness of your thoughts and your deeds.

It leaves a nice soft glow around your aura.

This post was modified from its original form on 30 Jul, 20:54
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