…Beautiful

DAY FOUR MEMORY CHALLENGE:

BEAUTIFUL
delighting the senses or mind / excellent of its kind / wonderful / very pleasing or satisfying / of a very high standard / excellent

Recall a time when you felt the most beautiful, and invite Jesus to reflect with you. What do you remember? How did you feel then, as compared to how you feel now, re-visiting that time?

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  1. I have been struggling with this memory challenge, because honestly, I cannot think of a time that I would have said, “Oh, I feel the most beautiful now.”

    Enter – how the world defines beauty.

    Growing up sort of like a tomboy – a mild case of tomboyitis. I liked horses more than dresses. I liked building animal sculptures out of mud, instead of painting my fingernails. And I liked ponytails more than scheduled hair appointments.

    As the daughter of The King, I feel like I should feel “most beautiful” all the time, because I know that’s how The Father sees me, but I don’t. And haven’t. And so the scripture comes to mind, “He will make all things beautiful in time”. That’s in Ecclesiastes. Verse 3:11. That was my memory recall above. The verse reads in the New Living Translation:

    Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.

    Beautiful. Hmmmm.

    Maybe I can’t think of a time when I’ve felt most beautiful, because I feel like that time is still yet to come.

    I mean, sure I felt pretty when I bought my first dress for a Tri-Hi-Y dance. But that was because I bought an awesome dress with an even awesomer giant bow on the back.

    I felt stunning in my wedding dress. Both times. 😉 Again, that was a dress.

    I guess I felt pretty cute when I got my braces off. Ha!

    But beautiful?

    I’ve been told before that I am. Once or twice. But that was someone else’s opinion. Did I feel it? Maybe. I don’t know.

    Recently I stumbled upon a song by an artist that is new to me – Christy Nockels. The song is “Always Remember to Never Forget”. The chorus is

    Always remember to never forget
    When you look in the mirror the answer is yes
    Yes you are pure as gold
    Yes you are beautiful
    So always remember to never forget
    Always remember to never forget

    I sure wish this was a lullaby sang to me daily as a little girl. I do think this is something that Jesus himself would say to each and every one of His beloveds. Take a listen below —

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