Beauty Secrets

Adorable heels

So many of my posts lately have been about the weather in NC or my new book, so I wanted to write some different thoughts today. It’s no secret in my close circles that I love fashion and great deals. I have more jackets, shoes, and purses than any one person should be allowed to have. (I do enjoy giving them away as much as I enjoy getting them.)

I find myself reflecting over my appearance more with the passing years and the gathering wrinkles;) I want to share a few secrets I’ve learned about body image, beauty and aging…

  • None of us are getting younger. Any age can be beautiful.
  • Beauty goes beyond style and skin, it’s the overflow of a person’s heart. When we have Jesus, we naturally exude beauty because Holy Spirit is beautiful in us.

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us… ~Psalm 90:17

  • We can be beautiful without having lots of money or a designer wardrobe as long as we have the Ultimate Designer’s wardrobe. People who wear Love, generally glow and look more youthful.
  • Beauty isn’t about looking like a Victoria’s Secret model.  Most of us can’t compare physically to those airbrushed beauties anyway.  Any shape or size can be beautiful.  It’s not about being a size 6 or less, it’s about learning to love and work with whatever size we are!
  • God desires that we value His creation. WE are part of His creation.  Accept it!  Love it!  Live it!

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.  My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.  And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. ~Psalm 139:13-16

  • Being tastefully covered is far more beautiful than revealing everything we’ve got. The great reveal is for our husband only.
  • Never fall into the death trap of making comparisons. A true beauty is one who easily recognizes beauty in others and calls it forth. She sees it and confidently points it out, realizing she’s just as beautiful in different ways.

A woman knows who she is when she knows Whose she is. It’s easy to realize our worth AND our beauty when we realize our identity as daughters of the King of Kings.

Godly wisdom. The joy of the Lord. Quiet confidence. Salvation. Freedom.

These are beautiful!

I resolve to grow old gracefully, love relentlessly, continually pursue a deeper relationship with God, and confidently call forth beauty in others. Will you join me?

6 thoughts on “Beauty Secrets

  1. Kim Compton Elliott says:

    This is beautiful Rivera. I can’t wait to read your book. Having 2 teenage daughters I enjoyed reading this and had them read it and think about it to apply in their lives as growing young women. Thank you for your spiritual breathes from God!

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