February 14, 2012 by Stacy McDonald
“Let your beauty be found in “the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:4
Christian ladies, you are not defined by your outward appearance. Your worth and value aren’t measured by what you look like. Your value comes from the fact that you are made in the image of God. Your beauty comes from the fact that the Creator of the Universe knit you together in your mother’s womb and made you just the way He wanted you (Psalm 139:13-16).
You are clean not because of anything you did or could do, but because Jesus Christ, in the midst of your sin, loved you so much that He shed His blood on your behalf…so that you could live and not die.
“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians (1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23) not to become slaves of men because we are bought with a price—because of that we’re told to glorify God in our bodies and in our spirits because both belong to God. Not only are you not your own, but you are not someone else’s property either. If you are a Christian, you belong to God. And, if you belong to God, you are to glorify Him both in body and spirit.
Hallowed be His name. When God is hallowed in us before the eyes of the world, the nations shall know that He is the Lord. Is God hallowed (holy, consecrated, sacred, or revered) in your life? Does it show?
I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes. Ezekiel 36:23