Ask PJ Does How I Look Reveal Who I Am?

There is always more to a person than the clothes they put on, the makeup they might wear or the attitude they carry.

When Israel was in need of a new king, God sent Samuel on a mission to Jesse's house. You can read about it in 1 Samuel 16. He looked at all of Jesse's sons in the house and saw some he thought would make fine kings. However, God said to him, "...the Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7).

I do think that our inward desire to follow God will show on the outside in our dress and in the attitudes we portray. Sometimes we begin the day with God but become like the man James talks about: "Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like the man who looks at his face in the mirror and after looking at himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like" (James 1:23, 24).

Don't forget to whom you belong. Live for Jesus on the inside and the outside. God be with you on your journey and as always—Keep looking uP!

October 01, 2008 / Ask PJ