“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
-2 Corinthians 4:18-
If you were in a cooking competition, determined to win, you most definitely would be prepared to do all it takes to make your meal tasty. You would ensure that you have all the necessary ingredients for that particular delicacy, including the ones that are not mandatory. The ingredients used in that meal, will to a large extent, determine how tasty the meal would be. It would be a waste, if you invest much in the design of the pots, plates and cutleries, when the food is tasteless. Nobody wants to know how much you spent to decorate the place, but how rich the meal is.
So it is with you. You can be likened to that delicious delicacy that would be prepared.
Your character, attitude, words, carriage and inner self worth are the ingredients needed to prepare the great meal which is “you”. If you decide to leave out any of these essential ingredients, or don’t use enough of it, it affects the outcome of your life. However, when all these are in the appropriate proportions, you can be sure of a tasty and mouth watering delicacy (that is, you). More so, as in a meal, these ingredients are not seen, but they are very important. So, don’t invest too much on outward appearance, although that is important, without realising that the beauty is in the inner you; the real you.
Therefore, while you make efforts to be attractive, beautiful and pleasing to the eyes on the outside, you should make much more of an effort to be beautiful, tasty and rich within. It is what is inside of you people crave for, and it is what they will remember. That’s what gives you a victorious life; not necessarily what they outwardly see. Invest more in the real you, and let your outward packaging be only an addition.
For this to be possible, you must first be born again? Are you ready to accept Jesus Christ into your life? If you are set to become a child of God then, pray this prayer of faith with me: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today acknowledging that I am a sinner who needs Your forgiveness. I believe You died for me and rose again on the third day. Forgive me my sins, wash me with Your Blood and write my name in the Lamb’s Book of life. Thank You Lord for saving me.”
If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, congratulations, you are born again! You are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through email@example.com, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: A Living Witness, The Dignity of the Believer, Single with a Difference and Growing in Grace.
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