This is a continuation of my Previous post (What every woman should learn from Queen Esther)
One thing I have come to realize is that when you lose connection with God, there’s nothing fruitful you will bear, you will not be successful even to the tiniest of things in your life. Where am I headed?
Let me just be sincere with you guys. Coming up with an article even a two paragraph one isn’t an easy thing at all. There is a lot of research involved, I have to refer to the bible to see how I can relate my topics to some events mentioned in the Bible in order to come up with a concrete article.
Yesterday was challenging writing the outstanding characteristics of Queen Esther( as seen on my previous post). I could have easily searched the web and got hold of all the answers and copy pasted them on the blog. The whole ordeal takes a process that involves self commitment, dedication and conviction to a point where the words that you write are felt deep within your belly, that is when you will be able to relate every aspect of the article to your life and perceive how it is going to make an impact on others lives . It is quite easy to talk about something that you have experienced or someone close has experienced .So for today I will not just list Queen Esther’s outstanding characteristics but I will try and write on how I can relate to them.
If you read Esther chapter 2 from verse 15 to 18, you will notice that she was admired by everyone who was around her and the King liked her more than any of the other women who wanted to be queen. Esther had inner beauty and this inner beauty can only be found in God. When the internal is elevated it will definitely show to the external.
The one verse that keeps me on check to focus on the right thing when all I want to focus on is outward appearance is 1st Peter 3:3,which states ‘Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, 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’
This verse has been my core foundation when I revamped this blog. Two years ago when I had decided to work out my salvation, I asked God to mould me, not knowing the process was going to be painful; talk of anger issues, insecurities, fear of being exposed so that you could see how imperfect you are, but it was and still is for a good course (am still being molded and refined).
When I take a look at Queen Esther’s life in the Bible, am definitely motivated to choose the path of having inner beauty, man may look on the outside but God looks at the heart. This is a matter of searching your heart conscientiously and getting to know its condition. The heart’s condition can be affected by the things you allow in it. These things form our thoughts and attitudes. Remember the story of Noah? if not have you watched it’s animation ? Yes? My dear you better read the Word. Anyway if you read Genesis 6:14 “So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out”. you notice that he was told to coat the ark inside and outside meaning that whatever is inside doesn’t come outside and whatever is outside doesn’t come inside, that’s how we ought to coat our hearts , because out of it flows the issues of life Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
We need to be careful what we watch, read and take in. If we could be able to capture positive thoughts by reading the Word of God and spending time in worship and prayer , we will be guarding our hearts and in the end result get inner beauty.
We then will put off issues to do with anger, jealousy, lust, selfishness, and fear.
I prefer waking up early to spend time in His presence then meditate on His word throughout the day, with this, I get to command my day as you never know who you might bump into on your way to work and they might try and spoil whatever is precious in your heart.
I pray that we might strive to have the inner beauty, which will eventually be seen on the outside, and remember, we have to partner with the Holy Spirit in ensuring that our heart is always right, all for the glory and honor of God.
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