Faith Intersects Life

True Beauty

I've been going through the archives of www.jodylynne.blogspot.com my first blog dating back to 2008. I'm still saying the following seven years later posted in 2010. 2010--I have been having a discussion with my husband regarding how much or how less we as women do to look attractive without being a distraction. I for one like a new outfit,  with earrings and maybe a bangly bracelet to match.
  • How do I know when I've gone too far?
  • Or what about not wearing any makeup or tasteful clothes?
  • Isn't God the creator of beauty and didn't He give us eyes to enjoy the His beautiful creation?
  • What does 1 Peter 3:-4 really mean?
 "Do not let your adorning be external--the braiding of hair, the wearing of gold, or the putting on of clothing--but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious."
 I think there are two extremes where there is too much paint on the barn or not enough. But the other extreme is a distraction to me as well. What about our hearts? Do I have the imperishable beauty that is not just precious but very precious in God's sight? 
2017- I recently came across this from Audrey Hepburn
The beauty in a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart; the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.