1 Peter 3: 3-4
“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.”
Why does Peter spend time on this topic? Because God knows we will all struggle with it! Our culture bombards us with ridiculous amounts of ways to adorn ourselves outwardly, doesn’t it? And we must admit, we fall prey to making our outward appearance all it can be. Does it ever wear you out?
My thought today: searching our hearts to see if we spend the same amount of time on the inner beauty of our hearts and souls as we do our external appearance. If not, why not? Does your outward beauty really bring that much satisfaction and peace? Do you feel more loved if you think you look prettier or have the right outfit on? Do you offer yourself to serve others or are you spending so much time on yourself that doing for others never enters your mind?
I feel like we miss so much of life when we are so concerned with our outward beauty. My challenge to you this week? Notice others instead of yourself. Help someone. Be there for a friend. Make that phone call or write the letter you have been thinking about.
Let God massage your soul and grow your heart.