The Beholder of Our Beauty

The Beholder of Our Beauty

It’s often said that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But what if the Lord is the beholder? What if the beauty has been fashioned by His hand like the potter and the clay, using the ashes of our difficulties and the morning dew of His grace?

The Beholder of our beauty is the Lord.
The Beholder of our beauty is the Lord.

Beauty born of ashes speaks of things eternal.

Beauty born of ashes bears the sweet aroma of Christ.

Perhaps beauty born of ashes looks a lot like Jesus — the difficulty transforms and exemplifies His peace, overflows with His love and magnifies His Name. It’s the picture of restoration and redemption where the crown of thorns becomes a golden crown of the Kingdom.

Broken exchanged for healing.

Sorrow exchanged for joy.

Despair exchanged for hope.

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That’s what God’s covenant is — an exchange of a life ravaged by the enemy of our soul for His life of abundance — abundance resembling beauty crowned with peace, joy, hope, and love. Because of His great love we no longer must succumb to the enemy when he comes to steal, kill, and destroy us because we belong to the Lord our God, the Beholder of our beauty.

It is the Lord who creates beauty from ashes.

The Beholder.

Has your life been ravaged by the enemy? Are you overcome by sorrow? Loss? Despair? Together, we can stand on the Word of God and His promises for you. Yes! Together, as the Body of Christ. You are not alone. He promises “He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for His own glory.” ~ Isaiah 61:3, NLT

Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

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Nan Jones

Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour. She has been published in several anthologies as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions, and Inspire a Fire where she is a monthly contributor. She is also a monthly contributor to PW Connections, a blog and forum to encourage pastors' wives. Nan has had the honor of being featured as a guest blogger on several sites. She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This memoir was a 2016 Selah finalist. When Nan isn't writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, bible studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand: "Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord" as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God's Presence. You may visit Nan at her website: Nan has also created a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil, to provide a place for folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few moments and focus on Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and inspirational quotes. For personal communication you may email Nan at The Perils of a Pastor's Wife is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and LPC Bookstore

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