Monday, February 17, 2014

Ugly You

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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