What is beauty? Why do we as Americans prize it so highly? And what does our kind Heavenly Father say about it?
Beauty is redefined every ten years by our culture. At the moment, it’s a casual beauty. If you’re thin, big eyed, and well featured, you might just be the ideal. But of course, no one can match up with the ideal. Not even the models themselves.
Why do we prize it then? Why would most American teenage girls rather be “divinely beautiful” than “dazzlingly smart”? What makes us want to be beautiful?
God is a God of beauty. He enjoys to make things “very good.” And let me tell you a secret. God made you perfect. He made you in His image and you should never call yourself ugly. If you tell yourself a lie long enough, you’ll end up believing it.
Americans have adopted more of a Grecian culture. What does that look like to us? Is the first question we ask ourselves. We value looks more than the actual heart or usefulness.
If you are a daughter of the King, it doesn’t matter if your eyebrows are too slim, or too thick. You shine God’s light and that makes you beautiful. I know you’ve been told this a million times, but it’s not what you look like on the outside that matters. Why? Because if you are beautiful on the inside, you’ll be beautiful on the outside.
What if you aren’t beautiful on the inside? How do you become beautiful on the inside?
If you repent of your sins and believe in Christ, you will be given the fruit of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23). You will have Jesus living inside of you, and who could be more beautiful than Jesus?
Now that you’ve read that, and I’ve given you some food for thought, I’m going to do a Q&A!
Yep, but not for me. Instead, it’s for my characters of my present book. You can find a thorough character sketch of them here. Today I’ll just give you a simple run through.
Jonathan is 16 and his personality type is ESTJ. He’s your average older brother.
Cam is an identical twin and 13/14 (depending on which book you read!). She’s quiet and her personality type is ISFJ.
Cassy is Cam’s twin, so she’s the same age. She’s bubbly and fun and she happens to share my personality type, ENFP.
Benji is 12/13 (depending on which book you read! Haha!) and he’s very humorous? Is that the right word? Well, he tries to be at least. His personality type is ENTP.
Comment below with you questions for them, and I’ll answer them next Tuesday (3/6/18)
What do you think about beauty? Did this post help you at all? How cold is it where you live?