Is looking good your god?

Friday, April 16, 2010

"When did looking good become your god?"

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When I first read this I thought to myslef, "That's not me. I'm not obsessed with fashion. I don't spend hours on manicures, pedicures, and hair. I'm just a simple girl."

Maybe so, but, if I'll be honest with myself, I do put quite a bit of thought into my appearance. And not that some thought is bad, but let's face it, a lot of thought can be consuming. And really, even a little thought can be wrong if it's for all the wrong reasons. I really appreciated my daily email from Proverbs 31 ministries today. It hit home... even when I didn't think it was really meant for me. But as usual, a little thought and meditation on it showed me much more than I could show myself!

In her write-up, Rachel says: "...a mind that is not set on Christ derives too much pleasure from being admired. But here I sit today, a bit disheveled, in need of a haircut, with my feet in my lap like a child. And what's equally honest is I want to enjoy sitting here like this without regret. Without worry that I'm not a shiny, suit person right now. I wish I looked my best at all times, and at the same time, I don't want to be driven by that wish. I see that for what it would truly be: slavery to image. I want to look nice when it's fun for me to, or necessary for me to look professional. But I don't want looking good to become my god. Thank You God, that You look at my heart and not my appearance."

What would happen if many of us put the time into our hearts that we put into our hair!!

I Samuel 16:7, "But the LORD said to Samuel, 'Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.'" (ESV)

1 comments:

Sarah April 16, 2010 at 8:35 PM  

Oh how I loved this! I get their emails as well and its all so good! Seems like we have alot in common!

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