Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, 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. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
Friday, 20 June 2008Hey God.Hey Jen.How's things.Fine... What is it?How'd You know?I know everythingYeah... read that. Don't You do small talk?That would be evading the issue.Is it really that obvious?You've been doing it for the last 28 years; there are tell-tale signsI've been pondering something.Yes, I knowAbout what Peter said about true beauty?I like that passage. My daughters should heed it moreYou know the gentle and quiet spirit part?YesI don't have oneNo, you don'tI want oneReally?You know I do. But You did not give me one up frontNo, I didn'tYou could haveThat is trueBut You didn'tNo, I didn'tWhy not?So you could cultivate itWhy can't you just give it to me? You could You know.But then what would you learn?It also would have been a lot easier if true beauty did come from pretty hair, jewelery and fine clothesBut then what would your worth be?But it's the desire of my heart! You said You give us thoseEven your desires must come with a lesson, dear heart. I do not give gifts that are less than perfect for youWhy is this what you find of great worth?I like Myself to be easily found. Where the gentle spirit is, there I am. Where there is quiet, I can speak. Outside adornments are loud, and I cannot be heard over them.It's not exactly glamorous though, nor obviously beautifulFor whom else but Me do you need to be beautiful?Gentle and Quiet aren't the norm, You knowI don't ask you to be of the worldYeah, about that... I don't want to be a doormat. The world says quiet and gentle get walked over and have no voiceSarah had a voice. You are her daughter. I do not ask you to do things that are impossible with MeBut it's hard!I will help You. All you need to do is askI'm thinking asking for a gentle and quiet spirit is a dangerous thing to do. It's in the same category as Why I Don't Pray for Patience.Then you will not grow. I cannot use someone unwillingIt's not that I'm unwilling, Lord.Then what would you call it?... Lazy. Cultivating that spirit requires me to pay attention and watch myself. Watch my tongue.Stubborn. I want to be right all the time. A gentle and quiet spirit does not argue the point.Disobedient. You have asked this of me. I am choosing to say no.Lord?Yes?I'm sorry. I have not cultivated that which You find great in worth. Please, forgive meIt is already done.Lord?Hmmm?That spirit was in there form the beginning, wasn't it? That's why I want it to be better.Yes, daughter Mine. You are truly beautiful to me, and you will only grow more so.You're so clever. Will I ever make it?I started a good work in you. It will be completed. You will grow and mature and nurture that spirit. You will be a beacon to young women who desire My Love. They will want what you have. They will see that you are who I called you to Be without fear or anxiousness. They will see My face in your gentleness. They will hear My voice in your quiet. You will be Sarah; a spiritual mother to many... encouraging them in their beauty.Lord, I have so far to go before thenIt will be done on timeI fear I will disappoint YouAll you need do is startI should get a wriggle onYou have taken the first vital stepsYou'll come with?Always