August 12, 2011

The One with 5 Minute Beauty

I've written on Beauty before. It's a topic I'm passionate about, though not because I've mastered its meaning. For me, learning comes through teaching. Even when I don't fully grasp a concept--be it geometry, piano theory, or theology--if someone asks my help in studying and understanding, I reap the benefits. The area of a triangle, the C major scale, the transubstantiation debate becomes a part of my permanent memory. Complete comprehension.

The same goes for Beauty. I'm still learning how to look in the mirror and see beauty for what it truly is. My initial instinct is to look at the flaws--a pimple, extra chub, bitten fingernails. But the Lord looks at my heart. What's past the reflection? Search me, O God, and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. 

And then, when He becomes my all in all, my source of Peace, steadfast love, and perfect faithfulness, I receive a glimpse of the Beauty--my beauty, just as my Lord sees. 

linked up with The Gypsy Mama's 5 Minute Friday.
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  1. Beautiful post! So glad to have found you. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following!

  2. I love your blog title, the adorkable life. I appreciate your thoughts in this post and the reference to God searching our hearts, where true beauty is found.

  3. First of all...I LOVE your blog title...and second of all I LOVE your post!

  4. oh yes, when we can be fully content IN HIM!
    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  5. Hi Melanie. :-) Like you, I am still in the process of learning about beauty. Not the beauty that is skin deep, but the real beauty that comes from within. At times, I am still overwhelmed by my imperfections but, just like what a fellow blogger said, God never makes mistakes. :-)

  6. Oh, don't we all look for the flaws first? Sigh.

    First time linking-up and I'm excited to be finding all these new voices.

    Nice meeting you.

  7. oh my goodness, Mel! This was our theme this week with the girls at getaway camp, and we made a video that played this morning in chapel-- how cool!

  8. The Creator sees through His creation and it is beautiful. It's written.

    "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Gen 1:31

    We are enough, just the way we are, with all of our flaws, fears and freak outs, because we're all covered in His grace. (:


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