Monday, 1 January 2018

BEAUTIFY YOUR INNER MAN'

"But let it be of the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, an ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God, of great price" - 1 Peter 3:4
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There are four aspects of the life of humans that they pay utmost attention to: the hair, the accessories worn, the clothes and the skin. Not so many pay attention to the hidden man of their heart, it's the most neglected part.
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We ensure that our hair looks good, the accessories worn matches the clothes we put on and that our skin are taken care of. All these are good. But how many of us take care of our inner man?
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Your outward appearance is susceptible to corruption but your inner man is what God esteem which is imperishable.
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How can I beautify my inner man?
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Put on an ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. That is, decorate your inner man with humility (Before God and men) and a reserved spirit. A meek spirit is not stubborn, heady, ego, proud, disobedient to God and men but it is submissive, respectful and takes to correction.
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However, a quiet spirit is not talkative but fully reserved. A quiet spirit only speak when it has something wise or edifying to say. This kind of spirit was found in the Proverbs 31 woman (Prov. 31:26) and men too aren't exempted from having this spirit.
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How to decorate your inner man with the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. Ask for it in prayers (Matt. 7:7). Nobody was born with this kind of spirit, all that we inherited was the corrupted nature - unregenerated spirit. A meek and quiet spirit is God's nature.
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When this Spirit comes into your life, learn to walk in Him. That is, yield your life to obey the Holy Spirit. God is always saying something, but many are too busy to listen or they found it difficult to obey. Those who obey the Spirit are those whom the nature of the spirit would be imparted upon.
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What's your plan this year for your inner man? Beautify it!
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Wish you a Happy New Year 2018.



By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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