Many of us love to decorate, redecorate, and decorate some more. We watch home improvement shows like HGTV and DIY, read up on the latest home trends, and dream of all the new paint colors. We wouldn’t ever consider meticulously maintaining the exterior of our homes while leaving the interior shabby.
All too often, though, our inner lives resemble an abandoned or neglected home. We take careful attention to care for the outside of our bodies, however many times the quality of our inner self goes lacking.
We mean well. We know and want to make prayer a priority, but our daily to-do-list has to get done. Or we would love to just sit in our easy chair, and reflect on the goodness of God, but that alarm clock is going to ring at 6:00 a.m. for our commute to the workplace. We often don’t feel like human beings, but more like human doings. Prayer, meditation, and rest become our empty rooms when we don’t take the necessary time for them. We NEED the power of Holy Spirit to get our interior rooms redecorated.
We must take care of ourselves, both inside and out. Because it is crucial to our survival. When our true identity has deep roots in Jesus, we have much more confidence to face all that life throws at us. When we are connected to our source of power and love, GOD Almighty, we then have the resources to be healed, filled, and cleansed. And when we get the proper rest, we are then more prepared to give more of ourselves away to others.
It is important to know that none of us have “arrived” yet, and have it all together. God is not finished with us yet. However, we can still have powerful prayer lives when our spirits are well fed. We should hunger for the Word of God. And then take time to think about what we have read, and meditate on it.
We should also never forget to pray that God will reveal His true worth and value, in His eyes to us. Ask Him to strengthen our lives from the inside out, to be more positive and friendly, and to speak His truth with kindness. In the hands of Jesus, our inner lives can and will become alive with colors so deep and rich, that they will color our lives and the lives of others beautifully.
Instead, [your beauty] 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 3:4