You are so beautiful, my love.

Jesus really wanted to teach me about beauty. I found that when I started seeking what beauty was in his eyes he was eager to show me.

I’ve learned that Jesus doesn’t like to see us sad. He doesn’t like to watch us suffer and drown in the sea of self-hatred. He loves us and he wants to see us thrive in life. He wants us to know and believe the truth he has for us and he wants to squash any lie that the devil throws our way.

He loves us and he cares for us.

And guess what.

He thinks we’re beautiful too.

{Psalm 45:11}

Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your Lord. (NIV)

Because the king yearns for your beauty, humble yourself before him, for he is now your Lord. (The Voice)

Jesus physically made you. You are his absolute masterpiece and the way you are is exactly the way he wanted you.

This is the first truth that Jesus taught me; he created me the way he wanted me. All the features I wanted to tweak, the hair I desperately wished would change, the body I hated, he brought that into existence and when he did, he thought it was beautiful and not only that but he created me to have a beautiful life and a beautiful heart; cause that’s what he cares about most, a beautiful heart.

The God that made the gorgeous, awe-inspiring stars also took the time to make you and me; I think that says something.

{Matthew 6:28&30}

Nor should you worry about clothes. Consider the lilies of the field and how they grow. They do not work or weave or sew, and yet their garments are stunning… And think about grassy fields – the grasses are here now, but they will be dead by winter. And yet God adorns them so radiantly.

If Jesus thinks the lilies and grasses are so beautiful, imagine what he must think about you, his living, breathing, and relational child.

Cause you are his child and wow, does he love you.

{Song of Songs 4:7}

You are so beautiful, my love, without blemish.

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Finding Beauty – Day 1

When I was a little girl I loved Disney Princesses. I thought they were amazing and the epitome of beauty. I wanted to be everything they were but my little 6-year-old brain could only see them as beautiful.

So I strived for that outward standard of beauty and I found when I got older my obsession for beauty only got worse.

This was no one’s fault but my own. I thought that beauty was only on the outside. I had this image in my head of what outward beauty looked like and unless I achieved that image, I wouldn’t amount to much.

And as I grew up, I started to hate my body. I started to hate myself for not being that picture perfect image. I would research crazy diets that would make you lose weight quick or buy super healthy foods that I hated and force myself to eat them, and sure, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be healthy but I believe it must come out of a place of actually wanting to be healthy, not out of a place of self-hatred.

Eventually this became too much. I couldn’t handle it anymore. And so I turned to Jesus and asked him what he thought. And he told me a few things that completely changed my perspective on everything I ever believed.

Maybe you’re in that place of self-hatred, maybe you feel like you’re not “beautiful” enough, and maybe it’s becoming too much for you too.

I’ll be here for the next 31 days, sharing what Jesus taught me about my body and about the word “beauty.”

Would you join me?

I don’t qualify myself an expert on the subject at all and I’m still learning too, I still wake up most days and feel absolutely ugly but I think we’ve had enough of hating our selves and enough of crying in front of the mirror and enough of stressing out about the size of our clothing. It’s time for us to stop worrying about all that stuff and just focus on the way we were created. It’s not an overnight change, it’s a journey, an adventure and I hope you’ll join me on it.

Please, come find beauty with me.

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31 Days of Finding Beauty

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Welcome to 31 days of finding beauty!

Thanks for visiting my page! All my posts for the 31 days will be linked here as they’re posted, enjoy!

Day One

You are so beautiful, my love. {Day two}

A Different Standard {Day three}

Beautiful Souls {Day four}

More Beautiful You {Day five}

A Beautiful Night {Day six}

A Gift {Day seven}

A Letter To My Body {Day eight}

Beauty in the Everyday {Day nine}

A Beautiful Plan {Day ten}

Fireworks {Day eleven}

Everything {Day twelve}

The Little Things {Day thirteen}

The Beauty of Bravery {Day fourteen}

The Number {Day fifteen}

A Beautiful Year {Day sixteen}

When He Calls You Beautiful {Day seventeen} // By Aliza Latta

Beautiful Words on a Rough Day {Day eighteen}

The Wallet {Day nineteen}

Another Song {Day twenty}

Beauty from the Ashes {Day twenty-one} // By Danielle Beal-Dixon

The Beauty of Vulnerability {Day twenty-two}

The Boy {Day twenty-three}

Beautiful Moments {Day twenty-four}

Changes {Day twenty-five}

Some Photos {Day twenty-six}

Beauty Is In the World {Day twenty-seven}

In Its Time {Day twenty-eight} // by Ainsley Stanley

Be Yourself {Day twenty-nine}

Joy Screams Beauty {Day thirty}

Be Yourself {Day twenty-nine}

Joy Screams Beauty {Day thirty}

When You’re Called, “Princess” {Day thirty-one}