23 July 2013

Training for Beauty

Founders note: Today on the blog we have one of our sponsors Charity from her blog Word of a Nerd. We connected when we found her blog and immediately loved it! So i asked her to guest post! Today she is sharing her thoughts on this months theme beauty, we hope you are encouraged as much as we were by her wonderful post! Be sure to check out her blog at the links below!

I don't know about you but I just love to be told that I am beautiful. I also love to feel beautiful - beautiful from my head down to my toes. However I don't always hit the mark on feeling beautiful externally and for some reason those are the days when I get the most compliments. Sometimes a stranger in Starbucks will walk up to me and say you are beautiful or an old lady in the subway will tell me you are lovely. These compliments always rock me because on those days I am feeling the opposite of what they see. 

So what are they seeing? Perhaps the Lord has allowed them to see something that isn't visible externally because God is not concerned about our outward appearances. God cares about a pure heart, a gentle and quiet spirit.



What good is it to be well dress and completely broken in the inside? Nothing of this world is eternal, clothes deteriorate, our bodies grow old and external beauty fades. God doesn't see our fine clothes, jewelry, make up or nice abs. God sees the eternal, he sees our spirit and he cares about our growth. These things have value, these things have benefits, these things are beautiful to him. Alas I leave you with this "Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come." - 1 Timothy 4:8 NLT 
 So focus on being loving, gentle, selfless, and pure - spend your time training to be internally Beautiful.



Meet Charity: Hello There. I'm Charity and I blog over at The Word of A Nerd. I am a professional photographer, but I take pride in being a part time Homemaker as well. On my blog I share about my life as I Eat, Pray, and Love. I enjoy writing about cooking and baking, my love for Christ, my life as a wife, and every now and again an awesome DIY project. I am thrilled to be posting here at the Quiet Place today and I hope to encourage some of you beautiful ladies in your walk with Christ. 

Connect with her here: Blog|Blog Lovin|Facebook|Twitter|Instagram

6 comments:

  1. I love her blog too! Thanks for sharing!!! Love that postcard and those words of God for my life :). God Bless.

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    1. We're so glad you were encouraged :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing these beautiful and inspiring words, Charity!

    Ellie
    www.ChoosingPeaceBlog.com

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  3. I find internal beauty to be the best kind of beauty to have. I strive to have a beautiful heart, after all that's what really counts. Some people only see external beauty, but God looks inward. I want to have beautiful eyes that see the best in people, a beauty voice that encourages people, a beautiful smile that welcomes people, and a beautiful heart that loves people. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed reading your post.

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    1. Hope, that's so true! I am glad you were encouraged!

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