II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Beautiful inside AND out

Okay, this has been bugging me ever since my post the other day titled "What have you got to lose" and I don't know if it is just my conscience or if it is maybe the Holy Spirit "convicting" me or "pricking" my spirit in this direction...but I just want to say that although I do believe physical health and an attractive body are important...BY NO MEANS are those things more important than what is going on INSIDE of you. It ain't no good for your body to be tight if your heart ain't right! (from the hip-hopster in me! ha ha) I just want to emphasize that even more attractive than perfect abs and legs is a person who is a true reflection of Christ. We've all known people who are "perfect" on the outside but are extremely rude or cocky or hateful on the inside. That's just yuk.
As I was praying today, God was reminding me that He created our bodies and He wants us to take good care of them...but not so much so that 'looking good' rules our lives. If all you think about is how you look (on the outside) then you are probably focused too much on this temporary flesh in which we live instead of the permanent effects of beautifying our spirits. Does that make any sense? I don't feel like I am saying what's really in my heart...or at least not very clearly...but I just wanted to be sure that I mentioned that BALANCE is a key ingredient in life. I don't mean to sound so superficial---as I think I may have in that last post. There is nothing more important to me than being #1 Who God has called me to be, #2 The best wife I can possibly be, #3 A good mother, #4 A good friend, daughter, sister, etc... Looking good is just the icing on the cake. (the diet cake, that is! ha ha!)


Logzie said...

Great post!!

I totally knew what you meant. I think I may know you well enough by now to know that God is definately top priority in your life. That shines thru in your blog Jen. You are awesome!

mr zig said...

I'm with Logziella - great post, and also, yes, your dedication to God does shine through your blog. Its often very encouraging and refreshing.

Jen said...

Wow you guys! Those 2 comments are so SPECIAL to me! There is no greater compliment than to hear that Jesus shines through me...and honestly, I was surprised to read these comments. I don't feel like I do an adequate job at all giving God the credit He is due...but thank you guys SO much for your encouragement! Hearing that from you makes me feel energized to do even better. I sincerely appreciate these comments. They are dear to me!