21 January 2014

Rare Beauty

"Please do not ever sacrifice your femininity for the short-lived satisfaction of having a guy by your side. Most guys today are not yet worth the rare beauty of a set-apart young woman. Be patient, and pray daily. Soon, young men reminiscent of Jesus Christ will begin to appear on the horizon like the much-anticipated sunrise after a long, dark night. In God’s economy, the years of loneliness and pain given to serving and obeying Him are always gloriously worth it." {Eric Ludy}

For the past month I, along with my youth pastor's wife, have been fervently preparing for an event we hold for the young ladies in our youth group called, Beautiful You. There are so many things that young ladies need to know and be taught about life, love and Jesus. This is one way that we attempt to do just that. 

It's been heavy on my heart to get the point across that YOU are His. You were made in His image. He saw what He made in Genesis 1:27, 31 and saw that it was very good. He never regretted what He made about you but instead, He loved it all. You know why He loves it all? Because you are His creation, His prized possession, His jewel and His daughter. 

The quote above by Eric Ludy is the most genuine definition that all young woman need to write down, memorize and take everywhere with them. Because just like Ludy said, the satisfaction is short-lived but all the years given to serving and obeying Him are always worth it.

You are set-apart. You are treasured. You are beautiful. Because God said so.

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them... And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good..."
Genesis 1:27, 31 KJV


  1. LOVE this post, Katie! That Eric Ludy quote has been one of my favorites for a few years now. Thanks for sharing a little bit of your heart with this one.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Gennean!