"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."1 Peter 3:3-4
This world is focused on the external and the worthless, but we, as children of our heavenly Father are to be focused on what cannot be seen. We are to love God and to love others. This should be reflected in all we are and in everything we do. Are you loving right now? Are you loving those God has put in your life? Are you loving God in the way you live your life before Him? On the day when you stand before Him alone, will you have something to offer Him of the love you gave Him and others in your life? Today, ask God to search your heart to see if there is any wickedness in you, then repent and move forward with Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the strength to stand courageously when the storms of life come and to keep yourself walking in that humble, quiet spirit of trust.
"Father, thank You for the grace to come before You boldly in Jesus and through His blood. Thank You that all the good in me comes from You and all the things I do for You, I do because you have enabled me to do them. Show me Your way. Teach me to walk in Your truth. And, lead me always in the way that leads me home to You. Create in me that quiet, gentle spirit that pleases You. Multiply other Jesus followers with that same unfading beauty. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!"
Unreached of the Day's Prayer:
"Father, thank You for Your goodness and Your mercy. Thank You for free will and the ability to choose You. So, Father, here I am asking that You draw and woo the Gandhar Badhai peoples of India to Yourself today. Bring them into real relationship with You and ignite passion for You so they tell others of Your goodness toward them today. I praise Your name and I thank You for the mighty work You are about to do among them. By faith, I see You multiplying servant leaders with flourishing fellowships which expand throughout China and beyond for Your glory. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!"