A More Beautiful You (Part I)

I love this song.  I love that a handsome young man is writing a song to young women to tell them that they are beautiful because God says they are.  He sings that they don’t need to work to impress anyone other than the one who loves them already.  God is impressed by faith.  He’s not impressed by your looks, weight, waist, bust, clothes, or any other thing.

My sisters in Christ, I know that it seems to be getting harder and harder in our society for women to find their value in God.  The media is pummeling you with what you should look like, be or do.  Even though the image they present is unreleased and empty, subtly they trick you into thinking it’s worth attaining.

Sisters, Jesus died for you.  You are tremendously valuable to God.  He loves you.  He has planned for you to be with Him in paradise forever.

Don’t try to get your value from anything other than the value that God has ascribed to you because of the cross.

Don’t look for it from your husband.
Don’t look for it from your boy friend.
Don’t look for it from your friends.
Don’t look for it from your classmates.
Don’t look for it from your co-workers.
Don’t look for it from your neighbors.
Don’t look for it from that guy.
Look from it from the God.

What Johnny Diaz is singing is something for us all to consider – but especially for the women of God who are being tempted to thinking that it is the outward appearance which men value, other women value, or even God values.

I Peter 3:3-5b – “Your adornment must not be merely external–braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves”

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by russ on October 30, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Good post…(although I’m not going to lie, for some reason I’m not feeling that song outside of it’s lyrics:\
    Many women are negatively influenced by what the world (& worldly men) value in a woman rather than what GOD (& Godly men) value in a woman. Only one is of true value in the realm of the Kingdom.

    Either way, good post.
    (Surprisingly) reminds me of a sermon jaaaaaam!
    http://www.fireonthealtar.com/compilations/igy/Dont Give In To The Pressure -Michael Brown.mp3

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  2. Posted by russ on October 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Sorry, I don’t think that link to the (“don’t give in to the pressure”) sermon jam worked up there… lets try this…

    listen:
    http://www.fireonthealtar.com/compilations/igy/dontgivein.ram
    or
    download:
    [audio src="http://www.fireonthealtar.com/compilations/igy/Dont%20Give%20In%20To%20The%20Pressure%20-Michael%20Brown.mp3" /]

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