DAY 2 - BEAUTIFUL
You are His. You were created in His image. You are beautiful, smart, and amazing whether anyone else tells you that or not. In God’s eyes, you are precious.
The Lord doesn’t see what the world sees. He doesn’t see what you consider your physical flaws. He looks far beyond that to see to the innermost being of who you are at your core. You were made in His image.
Read the following verses about your beauty.
- You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you. Song of Songs 4:7
- She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25
- You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD's hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Isaiah 62:3
- My beloved spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. Song of Songs 2:10
1 Peter 3:3-4
- “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
Wow. What poetry in those words! This is how the Lord looks at you. He doesn’t look at your hair or your eyes or your clothes, He sees your soul, and it is beautiful to Him.
Let’s learn about the Woman at the Well. Read John 4:7-26.
"When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” “I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
The woman said, “I know that Messiah is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
This story teaches a powerful lesson that every girl needs to hear. This woman was part of the Samaritan race who were despised by the Jewish people. It was not a common custom for the two to mingle, let alone have an in-depth conversation about salvation. But here was Jesus, asking her for water and telling her about eternal life.
We notice that she drank alone and from a community well, which typically meant that she was considered a social outcast in the community. She'd previously had 5 husbands and now lived with a 6th outside of wedlock. She was not considered to have high standing and was looked upon as immoral.
Yet Jesus took time to show her that it didn't matter who she'd been in the past. It didn't matter the mistakes that she'd made or how many times she'd made them. He simply offered acceptance where she stood and unconditional love. Yes, he pointed out the truth of her sin, but with a love and affection that she had probably never known. In Jesus’s eyes this woman was a beautiful creation. It was only through this conversation with her that she realized the true meaning of the Living Water being offered to her.
Remember today that no matter your hair color, height, weight, gender, or race, it does not matter if the world thinks you are beautiful, because you serve a Heavenly Father that sees your beauty clearly. He loves you JUST AS YOU ARE! In His opinion, you are beautiful and valuable enough that He sent His Son to die for you.
Lord, we come to you today to thank You that you love us. No matter where we are in our lives, you love us just the way we are. You stand at the door and knock and ask to come in and fellowship with us. You are so amazing! Help us to remember throughout the days of living in a world that places value on outward appearance, that you place it on our hearts. You think we are valuable and beautiful even though we are still sinners. We love you Lord and we pray that you will help us to show others your grace and love regardless of their outside appearance. Everyone needs to know You regardless of their circumstance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7
1 Samuel 16:7