6 Ways to Become Beautiful in God's Eyes

6 Ways to Become Beautiful in God's Eyes by Elizabeth George

If the Lord allows you to live to enjoy a long life, what do you want to have accomplished by the time you blow out the candles that represent 80, 90, or 100 years?

My friend, I’m praying right now that your answer to this crucial question will indicate your heartfelt desire to be a woman of character, a woman who is beautiful in God’s eyes!

Give It Time

How do you become a beautiful, godly woman, and a woman of strong, extraordinary character? In a word, time!

Time reading God’s Word—

Make daily time for reading God’s Word your highest priority. As you spend time studying God’s Word, His truth motivates you to live for His glory. He uses it to scrub away fears, laziness, and sinful ways. God uses His Word to transform you into a woman who reflects His beauty.

Time memorizing God’s Word—

Set up a plan for regularly memorizing Scripture. My own plan involves working on Scripture memory while I take my daily walk. The verses I memorize give me the mental and spiritual force I need to “climb” toward God’s kind of beauty.

Time with other women—

Surround yourself with women who encourage your spiritual growth (Titus 2:3). Find women who are committed to loving, encouraging, and praying for one another. Fellowship with these women will spur you on to be a beautiful woman of character.

Time reading biographies of God’s saints—

Time spent getting to know the great saints of the faith is time well spent. Being touched by the lives of God’s “army” of women gives me a fresh infusion of strength as I consider their physical strength and their mental endurance. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Amy Carmichael was a missionary to India who never took a furlough from ministry in her 55 years of serving.
  • Elisabeth Elliot served as a jungle missionary, suffered the loss of one husband by martyrdom and another to a lingering cancer, and raised her daughter as a single mom.
  • Edith Schaeffer forsook a life of comfort to forge a new ministry with her husband. She suffered persecution, a lack of medical care for her child with polio, and the death of her husband.

Time over a lifetime—

We don’t need to be discouraged or feel overwhelmed by God’s standard for beauty because He gives us, day by day, a lifetime to reach it. Hear what Edith Schaeffer says about the Proverbs 31 woman: “Certainly all the admirable things written about this woman did not take place in one year. It seems to me it is a summary of the great diversity of accomplishments and results of her work and imagination and talents over a long period of time.”

As we try to live our life today as God wants us to live it, and as we cultivate the character qualities He says are beautiful, then we will be beautiful and wise today—and, in God’s hands, the tomorrows will take care of themselves.

RESPOND:

Dear Lord, Scripture tells us what true beauty is—to love and revere You. Help me be a woman of strong, godly character…a woman who is beautiful in Your eyes. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES: 

Enjoy this Beautiful in God’s Eyes printable to remind you of your beauty in Christ! Purchase here for download.

REFLECT:

How can I practically add Scripture memory to my life? Who can I turn to for support and fellowship as I seek grow spiritually?

REMEMBER:

“Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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