How can my actions be beautiful? - Beauty - TouchPoints

How can my actions be beautiful?

Romans 10:14-15How can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”

Paul quotes the first half of Isaiah 52:7 to point out that telling others about Jesus is itself a beautiful action.

Exodus 35:25-35All the women who were skilled in sewing and spinning prepared blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine linen cloth. All the women who were willing used their skills to spin the goat hair into yarn. The leaders brought onyx stones and the special gemstones to be set in the ephod and the priest’s chestpiece. They also brought spices and olive oil for the light, the anointing oil, and the fragrant incense. So the people of Israel—every man and woman who was eager to help in the work the Lord had given them through Moses—brought their gifts and gave them freely to the Lord. Then Moses told the people of Israel, “The Lord has specifically chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. The Lord has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. He is a master craftsman, expert in working with gold, silver, and bronze. He is skilled in engraving and mounting gemstones and in carving wood. He is a master at every craft. And the Lord has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach their skills to others. The Lord has given them special skills as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple, and scarlet thread on fine linen cloth, and weavers. They excel as craftsmen and as designers.”

Don’t overlook the reality that God often chooses to equip some people with special abilities intended for godly use. As we develop skills and abilities that we can use to serve God, we may hone those gifts by producing beautiful things for others. Consider how God has gifted you, and then imagine ways you might use your gifts to serve him.

1 Timothy 2:10Women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.

Beautiful conduct is the fruit of godly thoughts and character. Others are far more likely to pay attention to what we say about our relationship with God if they can see how it positively shapes our relationships with them. Godly actions have a wider and longer effect than mere words.