The Impeccable Woman

by Jeri Darby

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Walking in the mall I passed a woman with such a polished look!  Stylish hair, tailored clothing, tasteful make-up and carefully manicured hands and toenails- she was impeccable! It was evident that her appearance was not at the bottom of her priorities and she invested quality time. I admired her!

It provoked me—for a season to get on the ball. I get by with my outward preparation. It’s acceptable. I get a fair share of compliments—but I certainly could pay greater attention to details. I would love to be one of those “not-a-hair-out-of-place” women. How does one find the time?

As a single seasoned woman; I find that I feel better and interact with the world with increased confidence when I invest time into putting myself together. Sometimes when singles take time to get spiffy others will give you the twice over and ask, “Are you seeing someone?” Like you do not value yourself enough to look your best—just for YOU!  It is okay to be impeccable. Just because. Just for you. Because you are sons and daughters of a Great King who so loves you.

God is more concerned with the inner adornment of our spirit. Though impeccable on the outside many are betrayed by speech and actions. The shagginess of their character and spirit blurs the impeccable outer presentation. As I work on improving my outward appearance my greater priority is presenting to God an impeccable heart. But hey, it is okay to be impeccable inside and out! Right?

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of  God of great price. 1 Peter 3:3,4 KJV

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