Hi Friend 😊😊😊❤
How are you? Myself, I am well. He has given me Greater Joy. He has kept me. I am most delighted to jot down from my heart once more and my desire and deep hope is that I speak life to you.
Let’s dwell on scripture that I have constantly pondered in my heart over the years. I refer to it every time I am bombarded by different emotions. This is something that I have been allowing God to lead me to a deeper understanding of because I want to be identified by it. Don’t you? Something that is so precious to God must be Treasure, don’t you think? 🌻💛🌻💛
I speak of 1 Peter 3:4 “But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”
When I think of gentle, I think of surrender. I think that the kind of beauty that Christ wants to work in us comes from a peaceful place of surrender. Gentleness, meekness and quietness is so precious to God because it reveals that we are restfully trusting in God. We are hoping in God, not in man. We are completely trusting in God and that is why we have peace and we can be meek and tranquil and quiet and not constantly troubled, not anxious, not fretful or frantic. So I would say one reason why it is beautiful to God is because when a woman has a peaceful soul, not fretting about this or that, it shows that God is her portion and she is relying on God 🌼💞🌼💞🌼 We can find this in 1 Peter 3:5 which says, “For this is how the holy women of old hoped in God and used to adorn themselves” …..So hoping in God produces this quality and that is a reason why it is so beautiful and so precious.
I show gentleness when I am considerate, patient, understanding, forgiving and not easily offended or irritated. Think about the opposite of gentle—harsh, pushy, insistent, demanding and argumentative. Sometimes I think we fear being gentle because we fear we’ll appear weak or vulnerable. We see in Scripture that God is both a mighty warrior and a tender Shepherd. In Isaiah 40:10 and 11 we read, “See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power …He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart” In the same way,we can be both gentle and strong💜💙
If we go back to the key verse, it says “Let your adorning be the hidden person” : this points to that place hidden from man, but open and clear to God. The inner person. If I cultivate my secret place with the father, He will mold me from the inside out and everything that comes out of me will be a sweet aroma to Him. This will eventually bear external fruit because my behavior will be affected by these inner qualities. It will bear fruit, But it starts from the hidden place.
In summary, a few things that point me towards this Beautiful Character:
- To find my worth as God’s child and His amazing love for me.
- To lean into the truth of who His Word says I am and keep all His promises in my heart.
- To talk through every little moment of my day with Him instead of taking it out on someone else
- To be honest with myself about my feelings and navigate through them with what the word says concerning that specific situation and prayer
- To be still and know that He is God. I don’t have to worry, be anxious or fret over anything honestly because #Trust. He very well knows the desires of my heart and I trust Him to make everything beautiful according to His will. A Blessed Assurance.
- Prayer and some more prayer.
- Consistent Bible Study
- To speak less, listen more, extend grace,forgive quickly and love unconditionally
Godly beauty is something that never fades. When I read that it’s precious to God, I desire that. I want to cultivate a life that brings Him honor and pleasure, don’t you?
Thank you for stopping by. God bless you a whole lot.
Love & Love ❤
GOD LOVES YOU BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION 💞