Tag Archives: charm

Who are you?

Pr. 31:30: “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”

We have to be careful where we get our sense of identity.  Is it in the image we see in the mirror, the compliments of others, the likes we get on social media?  Perhaps we even get our identity from another person, like our spouse, sibling, boyfriend, or girlfriend?

As this scripture says, charm and beauty are passing, so we certainly can’t rely on our looks as our sense of identity.  I’m not sorry to say to you that it doesn’t matter how beautiful or handsome you are, if you aren’t that way on the inside then it’s truly all for naught.  Maybe no one has told you that lately.

Having all the followers possible on social media or only 10, or losing friends in the real world, should still not be the way we figure out who we are.

Our sense of identity runs deeper than that.  It is who we truly are.  Do you know who you are or do you let others opinions and actions determine that for you?

We cannot allow anyone but our Father and Creator tell us who we are.  He had a plan for us at the beginning, and as a potter shapes clay, He is molding and shaping us over time into the person we are to be.

Daily, we change and grow, but always we are in His righteous right hand, and since He is the author and finisher of our faith, He is the One we should look to for the answer to who we truly are.

We will find out who we are when we spend time with our Father, in His word, in prayer, and in worship.  If you’ve been believing lies about yourself or feeling “less than” or even “more than” about yourself lately, spend some time with the Lord and He will give You a true sense of your identity.  He will let you know who you are in Him, and guide you on the path He has for you.

He has plans for us if we are only willing to accept them and trust Him enough to give in.

What’s it to be?  Who will you trust today?

jamie

Here is a song to get you started in worship.  Go to the Word next…

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful women of God!

Pr. 11:22 tells us that, “As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a lovely woman who lacks discretion.” 

Discretion is the ability to keep private things private, the ability to make wise choices about the words that come out of our mouth, and the ability to make wise judgments about how to behave and speak in certain situations.

Discretion is currently one of the most lacking abilities in our world.  Beauty and attention are 2 of the main priorities in our culture and beauty is worshiped, sought after, and is a billion dollar industry.  Regardless of how lovely we may look on the outside, The Lord says that if we have no discretion, we just look like a pig with a gold accessory.  If we have no discretion, we live and bathe in filth, we cause disease to our relationships and we love to feed on slop.  How unhealthy and unlovely that truly makes us.

Where does our true beauty lie?  Pr. 31:30 tells us that, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praise.”  There is no beauty product in the world that can shine brighter than Jesus within us.  If we set our eyes on the things above we will be able to see what’s real and what’s truly important.

As in everything else, we can gain wisdom and the ability to be discreet by simply asking The Lord for help and staying in God’s Word.  Without Him we can do nothing, but With Him…anything.  Help us, Lord, to love you and to love discretion so we can truly be the beautiful creations You made us to be.

Perfect song to accompany this post.  Enjoy.   “Captivate Us” by Watermark:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO6uyJcBclw

Come on, ladies!!  Let’s set a new trend.  🙂

jamie