"Pay attention, my child, to what I say. Listen carefully. Don't lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart, for they bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning." Proverbs 4:20-22
Radiant. I love that word.
If you were to ask me how I’d love to be described, one of my instant answers would be, “I want to look radiant.” Radiance is an adjective, but for me, it’s also a verb. I’ve always wanted radiance to be a word that describes me, but more so, I want to be radiant. There’s a vibrancy, an aliveness, a glow, a contagious effervescence I imagine when I picture radiant health and life.
I’ll admit to you that I’m a self-confessed product junkie. I love a good product. There’s no shortage of products that promise radiancy, are there? The newest skincare product promises a youthful, healthy glow. The hottest new green drink assures you that it will cause your body to glow with radiant health from the inside out. Even eating plans profess to be the key to enjoying your most radiant, vital self. Now, all these things can do good. There’s nothing wrong with any of them, and they all have a place in helping you achieve increased radiant health. However, no exfoliator on the face of the planet, no magic elixir you can drink, and no food, regardless of how whole provides true, lasting radiance. Genuine, authentic, enduring radiant health comes by the Word of God. Spending the most time, the most effort, the most thoughtfulness on God’s word is the only way to enjoy radiant health from the inside out. Why? Because it yields unfading beauty. It brings about unsurpassed wholeness. When we allow God’s word to penetrate deep into our hearts, it brings life to dead places. It heals wounds that nothing else can. It provides counsel that dispels stress and worry that age and decay us. It yields peace that springs forth in both body and spirit. When we hide God’s word in our hearts and allow it to nourish us above all else, we wear the natural radiance that overflows from a heart centered on the Lord. A woman who reverently worships, obeys, serves, and trusts the Lord is to be praised. Today, as you take steps toward greater health, may you remember above all else that beauty is not found in the face, it is found in the heart. Blessings on you today beautiful woman of God!