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For many years I thought there was freedom in beauty.  As I wasted away in size and shape, in pursuit of an elusive standard, I lost sight of the truth.  Eating disorder became the filter in which everything in my life was sifted through.  The lighter I got, the heavier “beauty” became.  It’s a lie.  There isn’t freedom in the beauty our culture sells.

God’s word tells us what is beautiful.  The King’s daughter is all glorious within.  Psalm 45:13 (NASB)

We are made in the image of God (Gen. 1:7). We are significant, not because of the size of our pants or the number on a scale, but because we are made to glorify Him! (Romans 15:6)

God loves us. He created us with, and for, great purpose; our life has deep and profound meaning. (Jer 29:11)

Eating disorder made me deluded of heart, it misled me.  Isaiah 44:20 says:  “He feeds on ashes, a deluded heart misleads him, He cannot save himself, or say, “Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?”’

The lie of eating disorder kept me from the freedom I wanted very much.  Freedom in Christ is a beauty that cannot be compared to anything, or anyone else, because His freedom is sacrificial and holy. It’s personal and intimate.  Just has God has done for me, God can take the ashes that eating disorder has made of your life (or the life of someone you know) and can turn it into something so beautiful you won’t even recognize it (Isaiah 61:3)

Let’s let go of that which keeps us blinded and guilty, and cling to Christ.  No, there isn’t freedom in beauty.  But, there isbeauty in freedom….(Galatians 5:1)

Daily Devotionals springing from this story can be found under the category of Beauty of Freedom.

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