Make-up as a form of self-expression, not definer of beauty

fearfully

“God’s word makes it clear that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Whether we were blessed with perfectly symmetrical faces and bodies that just won’t quit, or acne scars and postpartum lumpiness, we are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26) and are therefore precious in his sight. Further, God’s concern for us reaches past our outward appearance and into our hearts (1 Samuel 16:7). And if we are his children, those hearts are being transformed by and conformed to Christ (Romans 12:1–2).

This is where our confidence should lie: not in our outward adornment or lack thereof; not in the perfectly beat face — but in the person and work of Jesus. Whether you adorn yourself with a beautiful braid, a brand new dress, a sweet new pair of earrings, or the newest Sephora release, ultimately, the most important beauty begins within.” -Jasmine Holmes, guest contributor of the Desiring God blog.

I love this blog post called, “Make-up is a hobby and not a necessity,” because it highlights how we as women can use outward adorning items like makeup as a beautiful form of self-expression without being shamed for doing so. Make-up and skincare are not evil because we enjoy expressing ourselves with them as long as we know where are true beauty comes from.

And we are, every single one of us, beautiful because we each are made in the image of God, where beauty originates. We all mirror him in different beautiful ways and forms, which makes us SO special and unique. And, whats more than that?! We are made even more beautiful by his love that He lavishes on us.

What a special special gift… that we, from our creation, get to mirror the beauty of our Creator. And what fun it is to enjoy products that add in our self-expression.

Being a woman is really quite an amazing thing.

#wednesdaywisdom

 

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