Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Inside

Have you ever noticed how concerned we get about the outside of things? I will be the first to admit that I have a problem with neglecting the inside of things just so the outside will look better.

Take for example my house...I want the outside appearance of my kitchen to be neat and tidy so I spend most of time cleaning and organizing what can be seen. Take a look at the inside of my cabinets...

Obviously I have neglected the inside!

I started thinking about all of this when I read part of our Life group lesson from last week. In Isaiah 53:2 says that Christ came with no beauty or majesty to attract us to him. Nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
Our life group lesson said that God did this so that our trust would not rely on the outward appearance of our savior.

This got me to thinking about how much time I spend on the outside of things. I will be honest...there are lots of mornings when I wake up later then I had planned and I push my time with Lord to the side in order to get my outside ready. Now I will tell you that my Principal loves the Lord, but I am sure that even he would not appreciate me showing up in pjs every morning because I woke up late and chose to spend my time with the Lord instead of getting dressed.

However, all of this is causing me to reflect...why do I spend so much time on what is not important? Why am I concerned about what other people think of me when my heart, the place that is supposed to be my Lord's home, is a wreck?

So, if the next time you see me I look a little less then presentable...just chalk it up to me working on my inside!:)

1 comment:

Andi said...

I am sure this hits home with just about everyone. Great post Jenna!