How do you define a beautiful woman? Some may describe her by the glow of her skin, the quality of her clothes or the shape of her physique. Others may characterize her by a friendly smile, a loving personality or a warm-hearted demeanor.
By worldly standards, beautiful women are most often measured by their outward appearance regardless of their moral character. Make-up artistry, hair styling and plastic surgery of today can create jaw-dropping presentations. But after all the cover-ups and push-ups are removed, what type of beauty remains?
One way the Word of God describes a beautiful woman is…
Your adornment must not be merely external—with interweaving
and elaborate knotting of the hair, and wearing gold jewelry,
or [being superficially preoccupied with] dressing in expensive clothes;
but let it be [the inner beauty of] the hidden person of the heart,
with the imperishable quality and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit,
[one that is calm and self-controlled, not overanxious,
but serene and spiritually mature]
which is very precious in the sight of God.
– 1 Peter 3:3-4 (Amplified Bible)
According to this scripture, a beautiful woman is defined as poised, kind, compassionate and stress-free. God sees her as very precious… adored, beloved and highly favored. Although she still adorns herself outwardly, she nurtures her deep inner spirit that is often unseen. Because of this, her confidence, influence and fearlessness are powerful! She radiates an everlasting beauty inside and out.
You are beautiful, too! Be lovely in God’s eyes and your beauty will inspire others. Take time to consistently adorn yourself in the spirit with grace, truth and love. Your inner spirit will glow. And though there are many ways to enhance the outer, here a few tips to cultivate the powerful combination of both external and internal beauty.
- Seek to develop a more intimate relationship with God through daily prayer
- Drink a glass of water at the start of your day to hydrate from within
- Clear your heart of any unforgiveness, bitterness or past regrets
- Have fun trying something new…fragrance, a lip color, hairstyle, etc.
- Meditate on a scripture that brings you peace
- Add a new exercise to your fitness routine
- Esteem and appreciate others to refresh yourself
- Rest, breathe deeply and rest some more
- Regulate what you put in your mouth and what comes out
- Trust God with every area of your life
Take good care of your whole self and remember…your beauty and power are everlasting with God!