Our stores are lined with products that promise to make our face look youthful, our skin smooth, while promising to accent our best facial features. Some ingredients even contain fruit in them saying it will enhance the health of the skin.
I find myself, from time to time, standing in front of aisles of many name brands saying eenie meenie miney mo.
Want to be beautiful both inside and out? Galatians 5 says to have this Fruit called Gentleness. No amount of money or product give us the Beauty of Gentleness.
The Apostle Peter knew the secret of true beauty. He said, Be beautiful in your heart by being gentle and quiet. This kind of beauty will last, and God considers it very special. 1 Peter 3:4
I am not saying to forget about looking nice on the outside. We are God’s treasures, but the products we need for true beauty come from God’s Spirit.
You are my God. Show me what you want me to do, and let your GENTLE Spirit lead me in the right path. Psalm 143:10
As morning wakes us up, we can reach into our Life Bowl for this special fruit to make us beautiful in our heart. I love that phrase. Gentleness helps take away the bitterness of life, the anger that brews deep within, and the unrest in our soul.
Single Moms, life’s issues can leave your Life Bowl empty without this fruit. It can also find this fruit turning sour and rotten. I am sure you are wanting beauty in your life. There are days when we need to continually taste gentleness. As you extend gentleness to others, it will bring inner healing to you. You never know what it will do to those that need it.
An evil mind is deceitful, but gentle thoughts bring happiness. Proverbs 12:20
Peter continues to say that having this Gentleness Fruit is a beauty that will last. Product will soon be empty finding us standing in front of that massive aisle again. God’s beauty will never run out. He considers it special.
God’s Fruit called Gentleness makes us beautiful on the inside and outside. Our physical bodies fade and many people do not extend gentleness to us. Yet God can produce this fruit in our life that will bring us happiness and a beauty that far surpasses the promises that a bag full of cosmetics and creams have.
Be beautiful in your heart! People will see that not only in your face but your life actions.
- As you walk by the aisle of product, remember the beauty of gentleness
- Teach your children how to be beautiful in your heart
- Read God’s word to fill your heart with this Fruit of Gentleness. It is special.
- Grab this fruit to fill your life with beauty. It will last!
Next week: Fruit of Self-Control
YOU CAN DO THIS!