Outward Appearance

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.’”

I’ve been doing a devotional by Lysa Tyrkeurst called “Embraced” and this was todays verse. As I read the devotional and meditated on what she was talking about I kept coming back to this verse. Lysa was talking about how we can be overlooked by everyone but handpicked by God. But I couldn’t help but take this and apply it to my life.

How many time have I tried to make myself beautiful? From obsessing over losing weight, to buying all the makeup, to trying to make my life look like it’s perfect. But what does it matter? In the long run, who should I be pleasing? Man, or God? And if it’s God (which it is), and God doesn’t look at the outwardly appearance.

Why do we obsess so much about what we look like? Doesn’t it matter more that God is proud of who I am, who he made me to be?

This new routine, self care, diet thing that I’m doing needs to be about my relationship with God and working on my heart not about being beautiful. I need to lose weight for my health and my health only.

Just some thoughts for your Wednesday night. Praying for you, always!

With Light and Love,



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