My husband and I decided to take a leisurely walk down Central Avenue. The traffic was light; the temperature was mild. As we strolled along, my husband suddenly spotted a pure white bird, standing quietly in the underbrush near the sidewalk. It was so still and peaceful–graceful, yet confident looking, as well.
If I could really know how others view me, would they describe me as being peaceful? Graceful, yet confident? Quiet?
Even through the assertiveness that I might choose to display at certain appropriate times, would they discern an inner sense of calm gentleness? If not, why not?
I Peter 3:3,4 says, "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."