Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, 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. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. 1 Peter 3:3-5
In a Twilight Zone episode, actor Keenan Wynn creates a woman out of thin air, by simply describing her as he talks into his magical tape recorder. “Her name is Mary, she is 5′ 7″ with hair attractively arranged”, etc. He finishes by saying “she has an inner quality that makes her truly beautiful”. The Bible says we should be more concerned with the inner beauty than the outward. What a contrast to pop culture! The transformation of our character to become like Christ is valuable both now and into eternity.
How much time and effort do I spend doing what really matters? How has God shaped my inner beauty? Is my anger in check? Does love and joy and peace and patience describe me?
Lord Jesus, oh how I desire inner beauty. Change me, mold me, melt me, break me and make me be who You want me to be. I praise You that I have a partner for life, my beautiful wife (first inside and out as well) to inspire and encourage me.