Your beauty should not come from outward adornments, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 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 ESV
Have you ever admired someone’s physical attractiveness only to meet them and find them to be a nasty person? Or have you ever met someone who the culture wouldn’t deem attractive that people were drawn to? It becomes apparent as we get to know people that God’s definition of beauty is what remains. Our physical appearance cannot maintain relationships. What’s on the inside, that’s what relationships can be built on. Our inner spirits should far outshine our outer beauty. That just might be the thing God uses to draw someone to The Holy Spirit.
Whether we manage to put on our makeup, jewelry or nice clothes today or whether we do something pretty with our hair, let’s make sure to adorn ourselves with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control so that we might reflect the beauty of Jesus’ character to the world. Such beauty is unfading.
Heavenly Father, I thank You that I don’t have to be insecure as I put on weight, my skin wrinkles or even if I suffer burns or scars from an accident. Please help me to have the gentle and quiet spirit that You find beautiful. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray. Amen.
Do you have accessories that you can put on today that will remind you to adorn yourself with a particular fruit of the Spirit as you go through your day? Some examples might be a heart necklace to remind you to love or a scarf that has colors that bring you peace.
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