For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. – Psalm 139:13-1
I grew up in a Christian home. My parents were both saved and committed to Jesus. Naturally, I adopted the Christian lifestyle and did pretty much everything I was told because I wanted to please God and kinda didn’t want to burn in flames. Although I was a “good” person, I did not quite know who God was outside of what I was taught in bible study and church. When I got to college, I broke up with my boyfriend at the time. During this period, I found a new meaning in God. This was the first time I realized that I did not need to be perfect for God to love me. When I realized how precious and valued I was, I adopted a new identity in Christ. As I continued to walk with God, He gave me the vision of Redefining BEAUTY, where BEAUTY stands for “Becoming Educated, Artistic and Understanding Towards Yourself.”
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
– 1 Peter 3:3-4
This vision was planted at an Every Nation Campus Harvest conference and was manifested in my Psychology class my freshman year of college. Six years later, I am walking in truth and living a life filled with LOVE, JOY and PEACE. The love Christ gives me is overwhelming and so precious. Jesus completely changed my life. Today, I am not perfect but I am perfected by the love of Christ. He gives my life purpose and meaning.