Week 23 ~ What Impresses You?

Are you impressed by wealth? By expensive things? By looks? What really impresses you? My mother had 2 ‘sayings’ that I will never forget…’Pretty is as Pretty does’ and ‘Beauty is only skin deep’.  These both are so true!

Wealth, things, outward appearances are all superficial! When we think of wealth we think of monetary value, but there are other true forms of wealth in this world! There is wealth of knowledge! Wealth of living a healthy life physically and spiritually! Wealth of loving family and friends! Wealth of beauty all around us with the eyes and heart to see it! The list is endless.

Outward appearances are not true to what the person really is! When you see someone for the first time, do you immediately form an opinion of the person according to what you see? I have always said that the eyes are the gateway to the ‘real’ person! Let me give you an example…I once met a woman whose face was disfigured from a stoke! It was hard to look at her the first time without staring, but when I looked into her eyes, I saw the most beautiful, kindest, sweetest, most compassionate person I had ever met! I saw the real person! Then I didn’t even notice her disfigurement!

Expensive things? It doesn’t matter what the expensive thing is…jewelry, house, car, etc, etc,…that’s what they all are…things! Too many times those things become idols to the ones who posses them! An expensive house is a structure but that doesn’t make it a home! A home is filled with love, laughter, happiness and where God is the Head of that home.  It can be a multimillion dollar house or a one room shack, it’s not the cost, size or appearance of it, it’s what is inside of it! 🙂

So, stop today and think! What does impress you? I am not impressed by a person’s name, wealth, appearance or possessions and certainly not by what they say they are!!! I look at the fruit of their lives, how they live and how they treat others. Do they have the love of Jesus shinning through? Are they practicing Christianity or are they living a Christian life?Are they Religious or are they CHRISTian? This is what impresses me! Jesus is The Way ~ The Only Way!

Have an abundantly blessed day filled with God’s Beauty, Wealth, Truth and Love!

Love and Blessings,

~ Judy♡ ~

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Week 9 ~ What is Beauty?

Today there is so much emphasis on how we ‘look’! Are we thin enough? Are we a size 0? Do we look young enough? And the ridiculous, stupid, unrealistic list goes on and on!

Now if God wanted all of us to be the same size, same weight, same height, etc, He would have created us that way! I am tired of girls/women so thin that they look like a skeleton and as for plastic surgery…well there is a reason it is called plastic surgery! Yes, we have become a Nation of obesity and that needs to come to an end, but we certainly don’t need to become a Nation of plastic skeletons walking around!

What has happened to us? Well, in case you don’t know it, satan comes to steal, kill and destroy! And he uses all kinds of ways that are ‘enticing’, ‘fun’ and ‘pleasing’ to our natural selves! Years ago you very seldom saw an obese person outside of a ‘freak show’ at the carnival. Then came more and more of ‘unhealthy’ foods that we flocked to because they tasted so good! The next step was to supersize all the servings! Next to top everything off, came things such as remote controls so you didn’t have to get up to change channels or adjust volumes, computers, etc., etc ~ anything to make us more sedentary!

satan ( I realize I did not capitalize ‘satan’ but I never do!) is very sly! All of these ‘wonderful’ things changed our way of living, our health and our attitudes. Next the world becomes obsessed with ‘looks’! My mother had 2 favorite ‘sayings’ when I was growing up! #1 was, “Beauty is only skin deep” and #2 was, “Pretty is as pretty does“! These are very simple sayings, but oh, so true!

Beauty is not about the outer you! It is about the real you…the inner you! The real you is the spirit you! The outer you is your housing, which will grow old, wrinkle and one day die. Oh, we have to take care of the outer you by living a clean, healthy, active life or it will be destroyed prematurely, but the inner you is what God sees and what others truly see! Your spirit never ages, it matures, and it is what lives for all eternity! So today, let your beauty…the real you…shine through for all to see!

Have a wonderful, healthy, happy day Supersized with love and the Beauty of the real you!

Love and Blessings,

~Judy ♡ ~