The Hidden Person Of The Heart

The past few days, I have been at a conference, surrounded by a lot of beautiful women.

The Hidden Person Of The Heart

Thankfully, I had some of my close friends with me who are not only beautiful on the outside but they’re inner beauty also shines.

This morning I’m reminded at what 1 Peter 3:3-4 says,  Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— 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.

But let the adorning be the hidden person of the heart……..the hidden person is who we are deep down. It’s who we are when no one else is looking. 

For those of us who know Jesus, the hidden person is a woman who has been transformed from the inside out by God’s spirit.

2 Corinthians 4: 16 talks about the hidden person, Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Of course, I couldn’t help but think of my Mom as I read and shared this scripture. As most of you know, I lost my Mom to cancer in 2009.

I saw this type of beauty in her as she was dying from cancer. Although her outward body was dying, her inner beauty never looked more beautiful.

How could she look beautiful when cancer was destroying her body?

Mom looked beautiful as she was dying because the hidden person of her heart had been transformed by Jesus.

This was Mom’s secret:

Mom didn’t wait until her life on earth was almost over to know Christ. She spent her whole life getting to know Christ. She didn’t just go to Christ on the difficult days; she went to Him every day.

Mom had a consistent dose of God’s word. She read it, she studied, and she lived it.

Mom’s hidden person was the relationship she had been cultivating with Christ for years! Her beauty was her Savior!

I want that kind of beauty, don’t you? 

Our hair might gray, and our skin will wrinkle but the beautiful woman focuses on her inner beauty–the hidden person of the heart.

Have a blessed day!

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  1. What a great way to start the day and a new week. Your words ,\he verses, and your mom’s faith are something I will hold onto as I go about my day. I want to live like that as well. Thank you.

  2. I’m so thankful God transforms in His daughters, an inner beauty that will never fade, grow weary or old! A beauty that’s able to radiate a glimpse of Christ’s beauty in our daily lives! Praising Him always!

  3. A lovely sentiment, Cindy. And what a wonderful legacy your mother left in all the wonderful things she taught her daugther. You were both blessed indeed. Thanks for the Sunday comments.

  4. Beautiful! In a world that is so afraid of growing old, this truth rings out loud and true! For those of us who know and choose Jesus, we only grow more beautiful and closer to eternal life as we age! Now that I am 55, I often look at older women and only see beauty, not wrinkles! I want to grow up to be like them!

    Blessings as you continue to keep Jesus as Lord of your life and your blog!

  5. Amen! We do live in a world (more so today), that we only see and judge others by their outward appearance. I’m guilty of this, too. I try to remind myself that, it’s not what’s on the outside that matters, it’s what’s on the inside that matters most!

  6. Oh, Cyndi thank you for this verse today. The Lord is definitely speaking to me through it and showing me direction. I have been feeling led to do a bible study with my 13-yr old daughter and her friends regarding inner beauty. Last week I was led to this verse. Today, it speaks to me as a confirmation that I am doing what the Lord has planned for me. Thank you for letting the Lord speak through you!

  7. What a lovely Mother…so many can’t say those things what a blessing to have those great memories.
    I don’t see how you have the energy to get so much done.
    God bless you

  8. Beautiful. So touching. Love your heart for the Lord. You r planting seeds in so many ways. Thank you for been bold for Jesus.

  9. Thank you so much for this! I really needed to see it today. I lost my brother and my momma within 2 months of each other and it has really been hard on me. Reading this has brought me some comfort and again, I say thank you!!

  10. Thank you for sharing this as it was just what I needed. Time seems to pass to quickly and it helps to remember why we are here and how our enter sprit needs to shine though even in our most diffcult times.

  11. Beautiful, and YES! Easy to forget that our true beauty is on the inside and grows as we come to Christ. You have a lovely way of putting things.

  12. re: “Mom looked beautiful as she was dying because: 1) the hidden person of her heart had been transformed by Jesus. 2) She spent her whole life getting to know Christ. 3) She went to Him every day 4) Mom had a consistent dose of God’s word. She read it, she studied, and she lived it.” . . . . .Wow, beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I like to re-read things that make me repent. That makes me repent. . . .There is really not one thing in life worth having outside Jesus Christ. Being a Christian is such a majestic thing! Christ comes and lives inside us!!!

  13. I love everyday opening my mail and getting your message. It really is a blessing to be on your list. Thanks for all you do and keep doing what you are doing. God is great and in control, have a blessed day