Thursday, 4 June 2009

miss world/mr world..

Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes; But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God. 1 Peter 3 – 4 Amplified Bible.

If you read this verse of the bible you will see that it’s easy to direct it at ladies…and that’s what people do almost all the time…maybe you can’t blame anybody for doing that cos even the writer was referring to ladies when he was putting down the original words….but we all know that it’s not only ladies that need to be/look smashing on the inside… let’s look at when Samuel went to David’s family house to go and anoint a king…Samuel saw the first son ( Eliab ) he jumped at him and said ahhhh..Surely…this must be the next duke of edinburgh …( assuming there’s no royal family)..God disappointed him big time and even lectured him a bit about not judging from the physical appearance…listen to what he said

When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Surely this is the Lord’s anointed!”

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samual 16: 6 - 7 NLT

look at what peter under the influence of the holy spirit also wrote.. ..one thing we should all know is that we are not perfect at once, its like a journey..you move higher each day...

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.1 Peter 3:3 - 4 NIV

if we think that our bodies are our real selves..we are making a mighty mistake..as much as our physical bodies represent us and are a part of us..the real me is the one inside and the real you is the one inside…and I can only wonder how handsome , pretty, cute , loving, patient, wise that real me and you is…but we actually need not wonder, cos we know the things that we do/can do to make this inner me and you as dazzling as brangelina..lol, but do we do those things or we just think …since the me the whole world see’s is stunning I might as well look like an asylum seeker within….or is that an exaggeration..? I don’t know..just look at the person within…and make the right changes abeg ..or you could ask those that have been married for years...ask them if it’s the looks that keep the fire burning :) but without that there’s One that see’s the guy, chic, man, wife, husband, employee, entrepreneur within, that’s who he relates with…not my tailor-made attires..

from me to you. peace n love

22 comments:

justdoyin said...

nice one Simeon...we really ought to focus more on our inner (rather than outer) selves...for that is where beauty truely radiates from...n more importantly, it's the part God is more interested in...

Remi, United Kingdom said...

I love this:-). Lol@ the Duke of Edingburgh bit!!
Looking good on the outside is good, but yes, God looks further. He looks into the very depths of the heart.
Ironically (is that a word? Lol), the shape, nature,form and maturity of our same hearts, in the knowledge of God, or the world, will be displayed and layed out bare through our physical bodies - Braids, weaves,spotting waves and all! Lol! God help us to shape the very essence of our hearts for His glory! Amen.
Thanks for this.
Much luv. X

chayoma said...

true talk!
the inner self always finds a way to shine thru...
Let us all strive for inner beauty

Kémi Penélopê said...

I was just discussing about the same thing with a colleague.
As a woman, I know if I adorn myself with whatever will attract the guys...once they come to know the real me and they don't like, abeg na go be dat for them o.

Also, I love this...
"...one thing we should all know is that we are not perfect at once, it's like a journey..you move higher each day..."

Cidersweet said...

Glossy magazines and our daily slices of Entertainment News are good distractors (ok i know that's not a word, unlike Remi's 'ironically'). Which is why we need mags and shows that tell the whole truth. Lord, may You give us inspiration to tell the truth via the media in ways that are neither self-righteous nor lax, in Jesus' name.
Thanks, Simeone.

Adaeze said...

You are SO right.

I wish there would be a much higher focus on who people really are, rather than this glorification of the fake and glossy. It is what is truly substantial. All the other stuff is just distractions.

aloted said...

i agree! Beauty comes from within..we should be more concerned about our spirit man & soul

well written
btw i like this "Jesus take the wheel song" :)

Buttercup said...

WORD!

Reverence said...

you updated!!!

akaBaGucci said...

True words man.... True words....

Outward marks/ signs of beauty will fade.. but the unique characteristics that make each person unique will remain..

Debbie said...

Really true, we all should spend more time grooming the inside as oppose to the outside. While the outside is important as it is the first thing people see when they see us, at the same time, we if we give as much attention to our inner man, imagine what that would do for the gosple of the kingdom.

David C Brown said...

Isn't the "hidden person of the heart" Jesus? As He is formed in the heart we don't need anything special on the outside. We've all see the serenity of old sisters in Christ who have cherished Him in their hearts and been changed by it.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

"not the tailor-made attire"

So true! Thanks so much for sharing.

leggy said...

sometimes its really hard to wait to look inside...nice one.i love carrie underwood,i didnt know she sang gospel..nice.

Favoured Girl said...

This is so true, we sometimes focus so much on the physical appearance that will fade away, while we neglect the real person inside. Thanks for this timely reminder. My inner being is more important.

Afronuts said...

Thanks for this piece simeone.
I remember sharing stuff like this with many friends of mine.

Its equally proves that the ways of God are different from the ways of man.

And man...those were strong scriptural references - Samuel judging by look but God seeing his character. And I know God likes to use the little and weak things of this world to shame the big and strong...

Thanks for the spiritual refreshning!

blogoratti said...

Nice piece..thanks for sharing that.

simeone said...

justdoyin..thank you so beri much..u have said it all…

remi o..you added what I think I left out ..whats inside ultimately gives birth to what is outside.. thanks aplenty..

chayoma..yes o..thanks chayoma..

kemi Penelope..just like chayoma put..the inner self will always shine thru..so its just best to not malnourish that inner self..thank you so much kemi..

amen o cidersweet..in other words we need to consume the right stuff abi..?..thanks a lot..and u r welcome..

adaeze..thats exactly why I wrote this stuff.God help us ..hope u cool..?

true talk aloted….i’ve been feeling the song for some time now ..thankss..hope u r doing great.?.

burracup o…welcome back..kinda missed you..:)

reverence..yes I did..lol

bagucci…hmm..sounds like a quotable quote of all time…thanks man…1

thanks o debbie... true talk ..thanks for adding the balance..cos someone else might think..i’m against looking good..lol..the whole point is the inner man requires much more attention than we seem to give to it..how u doing..?

yes david..he is the hidde person of the heart…many might have just left him in one corner of the heart..thanks a lot

you are welcome solomonsydelle..hope u are keeping up with the 3..? actually u hav no choice.. :)

thanks leggy, but no marra how hard it is..we just have to do it..and yeah carrie sings gospel..

thanks a lot FG..the truth that we need to always remember is that..the physical will pass away.. how u dey..?

you are welcome afronuts…his ways are always different from ours..and I guess the purpose of this whole walk with him is to be more like him….thanks a lot man, hope timi is doing great..?

blogoratti..you are welcome o..thanks for coming…be good..

SimpleeMe said...

Very true!!! It's the content of the heart that matters :-). Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great weekend

Enkay said...

Honestly, like you said, Ask any one who's been married for a while if it's the outer appearance that keeps the flame alive and their answer will be a definite NO!

It's who we are inside that make the difference.

Dee! said...

TRUE WORD! Preach on brother!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Unkulu simeoneomobaba, nibo le wa?