There are a lot of things in this world that we would call beautiful. But if we take a closer look at the things that already capture our hearts, we will find that there is a greater beauty that exists beyond what we see. It’s the very thing that we can’t see with our eyes that is the true beauty of life. Have you found true beauty in life?
For the past 6 weeks, I have been working on my Christian clothing line and store website. The project was fun, and best of all, I had a message that I wanted to share to young women through my clothing line. However, as much fun this all was, the process was definitely not fun.
Issues came up one after another and I was dying to finish up.
Finally, after going through 3 web developers and countless shirt designs, my first shirt and store website was complete! I found myself staring at my completed finished work filled with joy. How beautiful was this all! Although all of that was beautiful, what really touched my heart was knowing that God put this all together from day one.
Don’t get me wrong, seeing my shirt and store website complete brings me great joy, but I realize that the true beauty is the God who was behind it all. From receiving the inspiration for my clothing line, to meeting a photographer who was willing to take pictures for me for free, and to meeting an illustrator who was able to put my vision on paper, all of this I credit to God.
Life becomes more beautiful when we realize that behind it all is the Lord at work.
David in the bible was a man who knew what true beauty was in life. Psalm 27:4 says, “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord..” It’s amazing to see that out of all the things that David could ask God for, he only asked to dwell with the Lord and to gaze at his beauty.
David knew that everything beautiful and wonderful in life all led back to God himself. He didn’t talk about gazing at the things of this world because he knew that behind it all was his beautiful creator, God. The beautiful sky we see everyday and the green pastures that surround us are all beautiful, but they all point back to the almighty God who created it all.
It’s not the very things of this world that should intrigue us, but the almighty power of God at work. God has the ability to do anything; to turn brokenness into beauty, to make the weak strong, and to make what is impossible possible.
This is what true beauty is – that a God with such sovereignty and power would love us and put so much attention on us, even when we least deserve it. The job promotion you got may have been great, but knowing that God gave it to you when you didn’t deserve it is the beautiful part. Your friend who’s lived a change life may be beautiful, but knowing that God was able to change someone who was doomed for destruction is what touches lives. When we look closely at our lives, we will find the true beauty of life points back to God.
I was touched with my clothing line and store website because I knew that it all came from God. Even though I am so undeserving of God’s grace, he was still willing to use me and make it all happen for his glory.
Have you found the invisible yet real beauty of God in your life? God wants to show you his beauty because he loves you. He wants to show you who he is and be real in your life – will you let him? The more you spend time with God and realize how much you need him, the more you will start to see his beauty in your life.
Reflect on what God is doing and wanting to do in your life, and know that God is not finished with your life yet. He has more amazing plans for you that is yet to come. So remember, God is the true beauty in life.
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