“Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefitsWho beautifies, dignifies and crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercy” Psalm 103:4b

I wear makeup almost every day. I enjoy the process of selecting the products to suit my complexion and then head out to work with my head held high because I feel I look good!

If my heart is full of unforgiveness, resentment and disappointment then that beauty is only skin deep.  Painted on like a mask.  What I love about God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is that they want so much more for us that external beauty.  When we catch God’s grace – His forgiveness, healing and redemptive power – we are transformed from within.

When a couple fall in love they can’t stop smiling at one another, they never want to be apart and each brings out the best in the other.  It’s the same with God but amazingly the sheen of first love never wears off for Him, He adores us and that adoration makes us beautiful.

As you look at yourself in the mirror this morning bless the Lord that you are loved and with a thankful heart step out as the beautiful, dignified child of the Kings of Kings that you truly are.