True Beauty-Pure Heart

️➵ The world judges beauty by outward appearance, but God looks at one's heart. ( 1 Samuel 16:7). He sees past the makeup, filters, abs of steel, clear skin, pearly white teeth, fit body, luscious locks, and piercing eyes. The Lord sees through all of that and looks directly into our heart. "As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man." (Proverbs 27:19) Your heart is like an invisible root that no one can see but God. It reveals who you really are....your inner thoughts and feelings. This is one reason God tells us to guard it for out of it are all the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23) He is more interested in who we are in private when no one else is around than who we claim to be before the world. We can hide our real self before others, but we can't before the Living God. "And no creature is hidden from His sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account." (Hebrews 4:13)

True beauty comes from within. It’s the kind of beauty that no amount of makeup would suffice. We have to let the Lord transform our minds through His Truth and Spirit and our obedience purifies our heart. Having a pure heart means having an undivided, an unmixed heart. It wants nothing to do with falsehood and is free from deceitfulness. Having a pure heart means to seek the Lord's face, surrender your will for His, and it means having a full and total allegiance to God. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)

Let’s not seek after the world’s standard of beauty, rather, let’s seek the One who already made us beautiful for we were made in His image and are His masterpiece. Trying to perfect our outward appearance will only leave us in the “Frustration Lane,” but striving for purity of the heart will having us exploding with a joy we won’t be able to contain. ➵  #soulchaser