Monday, June 21, 2010


As I used my cleaning solution and moisturizer this morning — it’s called Ageless — I thought to myself, “I have used this stuff for months and I don’t look one bit younger!” It’s tough being a woman in today’s society. Everywhere you look and everything you read communicates the message about looking younger and being beautiful. If you are not in a size three, with porcelain skin and you don’t have long flowing hair, you won’t measure up! I wore a size three when I was three years old … what’s up with this new sizing?

I am so glad that my confidence and my worth are not measured by my looks, because looks are fleeting and the world’s idea of beauty is certainly not biblical. Proverbs 31:30 says, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”

As David Roper recently said in the Daily Bread, “Physical beauty all too quickly fades away; all one’s efforts to keep it are doomed to fail. But there is an inner beauty — authentic beauty that will endure forever — in the one who fears the Lord.”

We need to concentrate on The Book that reveals the truth about beauty, real beauty, and pay no attention to all the hype that magazines make. These words are lies and they just cause us to feel bad about not measuring up to the world’s standards of beauty. I see so many lovely ladies around Trinity that have a glow about them that doesn’t come from a bottle of make-up, but can only flow from the Holy Spirit within. That beauty is ageless!

Slide into your jeans — no matter the size — dab on a little make-up and feel good about yourself and who you are. You are a child of the King!

Patricia Harvey

1 comment:

  1. Patricia, I was thinking a similar thing a few days ago when my annual Social Security statement arrived. Seems that, in the eyes of the IRS, when I became a stay-at-home-mom - I became worthless.
    I jokingly wonder, Did I really contribute more to society when I was 17 working at A&W than when I was home caring for my three babies???
    So glad my worth and my beauty come from Christ and not from the world!

    Thanks for encouraging me to think about it some more.