Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. 1 Peter 3:3-4(NIV)
The world we live in is all about appearance. Take for instance the coffee shop I am in as I write. There are displays of new springtime flavors probably to entice winter dwellers to buy and feel spring like. Makeup advertisements for women do this as well. Packaging to capture women into thinking they too will look marvelous if only they use this new expensive product. We continue to fall for it so they continue to market this way. Then there is that "magic pill" for weight loss marketed by a skinny model. Don't forget you need the 'right' clothes too to stand out in this "world".
As a believer we do not need to go to extreme measures to make people want to be Christlike but instead as the verse for today says, let it be in the hidden man of the heart. If you display Christlike qualities of love, joy, peace, patience and grace you will be beautiful. It is not just about our outer shell and packaging.
PRAYER: Thank you that even if not dressed in the latest styles that you still find me valuable. Help me radiate your goodness to others. In Jesus' name. Amen.