Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
Ever since I hit puberty, I have always struggled with my weight. I went to college and gained the freshman 15. Then I got a boyfriend and tried to keep up with his eating habits even though I didn’t share his metabolism. And finally, I had 3 children.
It is something that has held me in its grip for most of my life. It is something that continually drags me down. It often affects my mood. It often affects what I do. It often affects my life in some small way at least once a day.
Today during the video of the David study, Beth Moore said “Jesus makes you beautiful.” That really stuck with me. Jesus does make me beautiful. It is not how thin I am or how thin I am not. It is not if I’m wearing the latest fashion trend. It’s not about how I style my hair.
Beauty, true beauty, can only come from Jesus.
I haven’t always been beautiful. Jesus has not always lived in my heart. In fact, there are still days when I am ugly because just for a moment, I have allowed Jesus to slip away. When I look in the mirror and see that ugly person staring back at me, I realize I need to get on my knees. I need to open my heart back up to Him.
Just as Psalm 45 says, we honor the Lord when we allow His beauty to shine through us.
Jesus makes me beautiful.