Our computer is in our lounge room and where I sit I can see our rose bushes in our front garden bed.  There is one bloom there at the moment that is beautiful.


As I’m sitting here looking at this rose I am wondering whether I am beautiful.

Now I’m not talking about whether I am beautiful to look at.  I am talking about an inner beauty.

Do I reflect God in my life from the inside???

1 Peter 3:4 But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

It isn’t our outward beauty that shows that the Holy Spirit is working in our lives, we can be glamorous and of great beauty but our hearts can be dead and full of self so that there is no room for the Holy Spirit to dwell.

I am not saying that outwardly beautiful people haven’t got a heart for God I am just saying that it is that which is in our hearts that reflects our true beauty.  Are we a temple of the Holy Spirit?

1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.

Are we beautiful on the inside??? Are we precious in Gods sight??  I pray that we are, and that God moulds us in His image.

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.


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38 thoughts on “THE ROSE BLOOMS – BUT DO I”

  1. Beautiful words to ponder and think upon! I loved the way you compared it to the lovely rose blooming outside your window. God help us to strive for that meek and quiet spirit, which is in His sight, of great price, for truly this is the beauty He seeks to find in us. I appreciate you and your writings and the weekly link-up!

  2. Ah, I miss the roses. We’re knee-deep in winter here and it’s hard to imagine all of that beauty lays somewhere just beneath the surface of things, sleeping. I wonder if that isn’t how it is with all of us – beauty hidden, waiting to blossom, whether we know it or not. Thanks for linking with Small Wonder :).

  3. One of the things that really makes me happy is that God sees me through Jesus, and His sacrifice. I know there is so much that isn’t beautiful in me, things that must be really hideous for God. But because He sees me through Jesus, He sees me perfect, the way I was supposed to be. And the way I will be one day, just like He has promised to us.

  4. Very true…”for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” ~ 1 Samuel 16:7

    Thanks for sharing at the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

  5. Inner beauty is far more important than outer beauty. In our society outer beauty is what is most important and although it is important to me to look my best, without taking time in God’s Word each day, there will be nothing worthy on the inside.

  6. What a very beautiful picture of a rose! I love roses, and what a great reminder to be roses on the inside, beautiful on the inside, where it true matters. Thanks for sharing your heart!

  7. I remember my years as an early Christian (I came late to the party as an adult) and I would notice Christian women who I admired and just had this glow about them. It took me a long time to figure out what exactly that was. It was their inner beauty coming forth which is only possible when a person is spirit filled. He makes our true beauty come forth. Great post! Thank you for the reminder! I so want to be that person but am a work in progress.

  8. Definitely some things to think about. Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Monday. I look forward to you sharing again!

  9. My oldest daughter (who’s almost 12) and I were just talking about this the other day. There is something about women who live a God filled life who radiate beauty, even if they are not “beautiful” as defined as society dictates. Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesday, hope to see you back this week!

    1. Thanks Jenny, yes outward beauty will usually fade but the inner beauty that comes from being a child of God will never fail. Thanks for hosting Women with Intention and for your lovely comment. Blessings.

  10. This post was featured at “My Teacher’s Name is Mama” today for Theoloy Thursdays FOR KIDS!! Thank you for sharing!

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