cropped-flower.jpgThe wind is howling, the snow blowing. It was a treacherous ride to school this morning. I needed a reminder that spring will appear again…someday.

We’re still studying Psalm 119 in our women’s Sunday School class which always leads to great conversation and cross references.

One of our verses was Psalm 119:113

I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.

We see the world is double-minded, but so am I at times. 

The definition for being double-minded is ambivalence, which means mixed feelings, unable to choose between 2 courses of action, divided and half-hearted. Choosing between 2 courses of action is the life of the Christian.

And I thought of Proverb 31:30. The choice to spend my life trying to be charming and beautiful or to put my bulls-eye on fearing the Lord and loving his law(God’s Word).

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

What takes precedence? Outer beauty that will return to the dust and charm that will fade away? Can I believe that charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting? I’m not suggesting we should be lazy and unhealthy, but I find myself thinking too much of how the world measures a woman rather than measuring my worth against the words of my heavenly Father.
  • Does the scale and the mirror determine what kind of a day I will have?
  • Do I put as much effort into fearing the Lord and loving him reverently as I do in getting ready for the day?
  • How much time do I spend picking out my clothes, putting on make-up and doing my hair each morning?
  • Do I look forward to getting to know God by saturating my heart, mind and soul with His Word and spending time in his presence?
Yes, deep questions for a Monday morning, but I don’t want to forget what God is teaching me on Sunday morning.
On a snowy, dark and cold Monday I don’t want to have mixed feelings about beauty and charm. I choose to be a woman who loves God with all her heart, mind and soul, taking great delight in His commandments.