This morning satan put terrible thoughts in my mind but quickly God took them away with Biblical scripture and led me to read about inner beauty. All of a sudden out of no where these terrible thoughts came into my mind regarding my physical beauty. The thoughts were that I don’t measure up to physical beauty because I am somewhat overweight. I started to cry about this because I have been trying to lose weight but for health reasons and it is a struggle for me. I used to be able to stick with a very strick diet program and now I just can’t do it. However, I do eat lowfat and healthy but it is hard to get off the 15 pounds that I need to lose. My human nature does want to be beautiful and slim for my physical appearance for my husband. He does tell me that I am beautiful but it hard for me to accept what he says. The Holy Spirit is convicting my heart not to focus on physical beauty and immediately in the middle of my crying these Biblical verses came to my mind in 1 Peter 3: 3-6 Your beauty should not come from outward odornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
Physical beauty is such a subjective thing, so easily manipulated. Plus the propaganda. Checking out at a food store, passing by the magazines with mostly young attractive white models on covers. Years ago I did massage therapy to mostly women. The Lord helped me with focus and discipline. I finally quit because of the imbalance of gender on my “table”. But the righteous pleasure of touching others was a good learning experience for me.
As a Christian male I have learned to touch spirits. And to appreciate beauty of all kinds and levels. Scripture- “Your eyes will see the King in His beauty and view a land stretching far away”. And another- “As a gold ring in a swine’s snout, so is a beautiful woman who lacks good taste”. The Cross of Messiah is the door to His wisdom and self control. Consider His love as He embraces all people, especially the poor and unattractive in our world. Thanks Julia
Thankyou for sharing.I also needed to hear that.I love you precious daughter,mom
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; and many who have an outward beauty often mess it up with inner ugliness, you know dancing with the devil under a blue lit moon (the reason for all the divorces) The same goes for guys who have no conscience toward God; you thought I was only picking on girls now didn’t you, well didn’t you, lol No really its true THE WISDOM OF THE SPIRIT THAT SAYS NOT TO BE UNEQUALLY YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNBELIEVERS SWINGS BOTH WAYS SPEAKING TO BOTH THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD
Thank you, Edwahzj for sharing this truth and you’re right because it is for all people whether male or female about inner beauty and not being yoked together with unbelievers. Thanks again.