At the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.
I received those words in my Pink Impact Women’s Conference bag this past weekend.
God has a way of making us feel beautiful even in the trenches. Sometimes I look at my feet, disappointed that they are not so well kept these days. Anyone who really knows me knows that I love my feet. Lol. But, when you trek through a wilderness for days, months, years, they get dirty and worn.
And there are so many more days when I look at my messy hair, up in a bun, knowing if I had the right circumstances, I would be curling, styling, and definitely primping my hair. But, these days it just looks unkempt most of the time. No time to really take care of it, or if there is time, not always the means. So, up it goes in the messy bun, as I go on my way into a new day.
Is it worth following Jesus? Is it worth it when He seems to strip away vanity and every sense of outward beauty we rely on for acceptance and acclaim with man?
Oh, yes. It is. Because my eyes are sparkling. My heart is full of Him. The right man will see my heart before he will ever, ever, ever again be so charmed by my hair or feet. Beauty isn’t in the eyes of the beholder, afterall, it is in the heart. The right man for me will see well because his heart will be beautiful. Selah.
God bless you!
Oh, Lord, make us women who are beautiful in heart through our obedience and love for You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.