One of my favorite memories from high school was visiting the Tiffany and Co. store in Chicago. I’ve always loved the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s and often dream of little blue box tied with a satin white bows. One thing that surprised me is that the priceless jewels were not hidden away in a dark safe. The jewels were placed on display to reveal their true beauty. The light sparkled through the beautiful diamonds and reflected their radiance dancing throughout the room.
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
Friend, you are worth more than rubies & far FAR more then all the glittering diamonds at Tiffany’s. God created you and entrusted you with gifts not to be hidden away but to reflect God’s love and light in your life.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
2 Peter 2:9
Our value as women can often be placed in the way we look our career, or our relationship status. But those are things are temporary and will only fade away. If we are to become women of true worth, like the lady spoken of in Proverbs 31, our value first needs to be rooted in Christ. You are a masterpiece, formed in the image of your created. “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 You my friend were created to reflect His goodness. Today in your everyday living, you were made to shine for him.
*A few simple suggestions to encourage gracefull living.
- Spend time dwelling on God’s promises. Choose one that resonates with you, write it on a notecard and tape it somewhere you will see it ever day.
- Spend time discovering your unique gifts. Take a spiritual gifts test or ask a friend to share insight. You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth is a wonderful book to explore this more.
- Go and do! Take a leap of faith and use your gifts to impact the world around you. It doesn’t have to be complicated, maybe it’s delivering a home-made meal, teaching young children or using your camera to capture God’s beautiful creation. Use your gifts to reflect His beauty.