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You are Beautiful, Yes You!

You are Beautiful, Yes, You!     
     Some days do you wake up as I do, and look at yourself in the mirror, and wonder am I beautiful?  Keep in mind, your hair is not combed, and your face is not washed. Are you beautiful?  Can you answer that question about yourself?       
     We sometimes want to compare ourselves with other women on television who seem to be beautiful when they wake up in the morning.  Do you remember the old saying “beauty is only skin deep," which mean one can have beauty on the outside but inside well, to put it nicely unpleasant?  What about the saying, “beauty is only in the eyes of the beholder," who is the beholder?  Are they really beautiful?  This morning I thought about how God sees us. The bible says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalms139:14 NIV).  We are made special by our loving Father, and His work is wonderful.  In the book of 1Samuel 16:7 it says, “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”  The Lord’s desire for us is that our heart be filled with His love, and that will outshine anything.  We have something special that the world doesn't have and that's the beauty of Jesus Christ, and the presence of theHoly Spirit.  So, remember “You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way” (Song of Solomon 4:7).   Wake up each morning and thank Him because we are created in His image, and we are chosen by Him.      
     So, I can wake up looking myself in the mirror knowing my hair is not combed and my face is not washed, and I have the assurance that I am beautiful!  Yes, I AM BEAUTIFUL, because of the one who created me!   He has changed my heart, and I am beautiful in every way that matters to Him, and so are you!  Sure, I still comb my hair, wash my face, and at times put a little make-up on. Please don’t miss this; it is more about the inward beauty that comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ that really matters in this life.  If no one has told today, let me be the first to say: "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, YES, YOU!     
 Let’s pray: Lord, thank you that each morning you give me new mercy, great is thou faithfulness.  I am beautiful in everyway because I am created in your image. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God, thank you for Your word.  Thank you that our beauty is not based on the world standards, but because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and the finish work at Calvary cross.  I know I am the apple of your eye, and my confidence is in You.   I will always praise and declare Your name above all.  It is in Jesus’s name I pray.  Amen.    

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