‘…keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life to your soul (your inner self) and a gracious adornment to your neck (your outer self).”Proverbs 3:22
I love a bit of bling! Some diamante earrings or a gorgeous watch. It doesn’t have to be expensive to brighten up my outfit and my day! It’s pretty superficial though and doesn’t necessarily reflect what is really going on in my life at that moment.
We can all put on a good face to the world when internally things could be falling apart – it’s a coping strategy that sometimes works for a while but doesn’t change what’s happening inside. God’s strategy is from the inside out – healing, restoring and making our brokenness new.
We partner with Him in this by encouraging ourselves with all the good stuff – His word, positive relationships, good teaching and opening our hearts in praise and worship. That enables our inner selves to be fed and nurtured so that the external can be a truer reflection of the internal. We will sparkle and radiate God to others naturally. This is not through will power but the gracious work of the Holy Spirit and His transformative love.
So if like me you’re planning to ‘bling’ it up today – remember you too can sparkle from the inside out!