Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is on the inside, not just the outside.
These are phrases that we all say, and mean sometimes.
However I think ugliness can be subbed in those statements for beauty. Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder. Ugliness is on the inside, not just the outside.
When am I at my ugliest? It's not when I wear the color black, it's not when I'm in sweat pants, and it's not when I've forgotten to put on make up. I am at my ugliest when I haven't spent time with my Father.
I can feel the ugly deep inside start to well up. I can feel the ugly spew out at my children. I can feel the ugly come over me and out towards others. That's when I stop and it hits me----how long has it been since I've read my Bible? Most times it's been awhile.
There always seems to be a connection between my amount of ugliness and how long it's been since I've been in God's Word. The more the ugly, the longer it's been. Why? Because when I spend time with the One who created me, who loves me more than anything, who knows me inside and out, who is not only Beauty but created beauty---I start to reflect Him. And His Light dispels the dark---my ugly.
How much ugly are you spewing? How long has it been for you? Start today. Grab your Bible or to Bible Gateway and start today. It's never too late.
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