Sony’s Thoughts: Being Beautiful in God’s Sight

Rose of Sharon, show me how to grow in beauty in God’s sight.
(from the song, “Daystar”)

Have you ever asked God what you can do to make yourself beautiful in His eyes? Especially on Sunday morning, we spend a lot of time striving to look our best. Women put on jewelry and makeup; men often wear suits or an outfit they deem one of their best and off they go to the house of God. I wonder, though, if we’re trying to look good in God’s eyes or in people’s.

I love dressing up and looking my best no matter where I’m at but if the purpose is merely to get compliments or look respectable, it accomplishes nothing in the eternal scheme of things. Scripture emphasizes over and over the importance of not just looking good on the outside but on looking good inside. Others may not see what’s in your heart but God does. Isn’t it more important that He find you beautiful?

I think more of us need to say with the Psalmist: “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24)

 

 

 


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  1. Totally agree, Sony.

  2. I absolutely love your insights, Sony! They often speak directly to me. Thank you for sharing biblical truths, and taking time to encourage the body of Christ. I missed reading your posts, so I’m glad to see you back writing!

    And yes, thanks for the reminder in this post; it’s something I’ve been pondering a lot recently. 🙂

    Blessings!

    • Thank you so much, Taylor. Your encouragement is greatly appreciated. Will you be at NQC by any chance?

      • You’re welcome!

        Sadly, we won’t be at NQC. 🙁 Ben, Leesha, and I said to each other last year we’d go together in 2011, but after talking it over as a family, we couldn’t justify going this year. But, ah, someday! 🙂 We would love to meet you there sometime!