God’s design for females can be communicated through the acrostic: CUTE GIRLS MADE. He desires every woman to be confident, unique, a temple of the Holy Spirit, and the expression of God. When we examine the acronym, GIRLS, we see that our Creator desires these reflections of His heart in each woman He has fashioned. He wants every girl to reflect a Godly character.
Solomon taught: “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” (Proverbs 31:30). Fear of the Lord was not a slave-like fear; rather, it was a father-like fear. It was not a fear that God would stay. It was more of a fear that He would go away. Solomon’s fear of the Lord was reverence, or humility, that would in turn reflect a Godly character that the husband of seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines valued as more timeless and attractive than any engaging personality or beautiful face.
When we bend the knees of our heart to our Creator, we reflect His character to everyone we meet. Jesus said it this way: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). We are designed to reflect Christ’s light to our culture through our every thought, feeling, choice, prayer, and action. God wants our light to shine so brightly that we are seen as the “light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). We shine Christ’s light when we enact deeds of love, offering all credit to Him (see Matthew 5:16).
When you look in the mirror, see the light of Christ. When you encounter another person, shine the light of Christ. When you work, study, or play, show that Jesus is the Way. Offer this prayer to Him: “Jesus, please help me to see you in me. Give me your heart, so that I might love others the way you intended me to do.”