“Be beautiful in your heart by being gentle and quiet. This kind of beauty will last, and God considers it very special.” (I Peter 3: 4, Contemporary English Version)
Let’s get our true beauty rest. Let’s take that serene pause to let our hearts be right with God. This is a beautiful thing and one that allows our true loveliness to shine fully and naturally and unfailingly.
The gentle and quiet heart is the humble one. It is that inner being that is not caught up in personal control, worry, and ego. It is that selfhood that is not focused on impressing people and in proving ourselves worthy, but instead occupied with dwelling on God, good, Love and letting that true beautifying substance rest us and rejuvenate us.
We were each given a beautiful heart, one that is full of love and ready to share it. We are at our most gorgeous when we claim this Love and know its Source. God’s Love is Life itself, and our consciousness of this makes our faces shine and our lives impactful and significant and satisfying.
True beauty is not in outward display or in the judgment of it. Nor is it in excessive talk without genuine tenderness and respect and honesty behind it.
Be gentle and quiet. It is the best way to hear God’s guiding and assuring Word and to feel within us the beauty that can’t be lost or hidden and that is our true nature to know and to express.
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