Don’t you just love the promises that so many beauty products make?
Tighter, more even skin.
A more radiant complexion.
While I’m the first to admit that a healthy diet and clean, non-toxic beauty products can give you a healthy glow, those who are truly radiant from the inside out are those who look to Jesus and reflect his life, light, and love!
I love this verse from Psalm 34:5 – “Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.”
The dictionary defines ‘radiant’ as, “Bright with joy and hope.” Surely we all know people who exude such brightness and joyful hope! How do they get it?
If we look at Psalm 34 as a whole, we can see a number of ways that David was able to exude such radiance:
- He blessed and praised the Lord at all times (v. 1)
- He gloried in the Lord (v. 2)
- He sought the Lord (v. 4, 10)
- He looked to the Lord (v. 5)
- He called out to the Lord (v. 6)
- He feared the Lord (v. 7, 9)
- He tasted and saw that the Lord was good (v. 8)
- He took refuge in the Lord (v. 8)
The source of his radiance was His God! As the moon simply reflects the light of the sun, so we too can reflect the light of the Son, as we seek Him, fear Him, look to Him, cry out to Him, and take refuge in Him. Our radiance comes from walking in the light of Christ and abiding in his presence. The overflow of abiding in His presence causes us to radiate the fruits of the Spirit and be a light to all around us. It gives us a spiritual glow!
So, the best kept secret for beauty that radiates from the inside out is looking to Jesus, walking with Jesus, abiding in Jesus. As you do, as v. 5 says, your face will never be ashamed. You will radiate with the glow of his presence!
Do you have that kind of glow? I highly encourage you to meditate on Psalm 34, looking for the numerous ways you can get it. Other “glow verses” for meditation:
- John 15
- Galatians 5
- Psalm 16
- Psalm 37
- Romans 8
- Ephesians 1
When you look to him, you will have a glow that money can’t buy!