Your adornment must not be merely external…but let it be the hidden person of the heart…” – I Peter 3:3-4
Today this is on my heart. Inner Beauty. The longing, and striving to possess this, and shine this isn’t as easy as I wish. My heart aches to be still and listen to God in all things, to wait patiently on him like His word says to do. However, my flesh cries to fix things myself, and act without waiting.
Inner Beauty- God tells us, is to be hidden in our hearts.
I want to have Purity, Selflessness, be slow to anger, quick to love. Not assuming ,not bickering.. but most of all-at least for me, these things come from waiting. When I wait for God and don’t try to fix everything on my own, temperance comes, purity comes, and peace and selflessness comes. . .
Things no longer are about me and what I think is right or wrong, up or down, but about God and how he can take up all things in his perfect timing and plans. Jeramiah 29:11 tells us that He has a plan for us, plans that are good, and not evil, of future and hope!
For me, I feel like when I choose to act in my “flesh” that I am not recognizing the power in the scripture… I believe that patience demonstrates Faith…. so God must be telling me to Have Faith, and Be Patient!
But, I won’t lie… it is HARD! Especially when things are wrong, and just plain undeserved, and flat out don’t make sense why you or your loved ones are going through “this”. . .
So, what if, I adorn my inner heart with praise… And Thank God that He has gone before me, that He knows my every thought, pain, struggle, and fight. He wants my to be happy and free, and most of all, he wants me to allow him to be in my life, and move in his great Power!
Today, I do Praise Him for all things, good and bad… and ask that He would direct my path, and give me peace and hope, temperance and joy!