How Do I Look?

Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”  Your face, Lord, I will seek. Psalm 27:7-8 NIV

I was excited to go dress shopping with my daughter for her wedding dress! The day had finally come when she was choosing what she would wear down the aisle to begin her new life with a man that adored both God and her. I held back tears as she tried on dress after dress. She was being so particular about how she looked, because she wanted to look just right for her fiancee. It was a precious time. She asked us, her family, our opinion on each dress.

I was a bit quiet and reserved because I was taking it all in, the excitement, the bond and special-ness of doing this event together. In my own thoughts, I was brought back to the moment when she said, “Mommy, what do YOU think? How do I look?” Instantly I felt motherly love for a daughter, who has asked me that so many times over the years. She is very independent and capable but usually asks mine or her sister’s opinion on the really important things. How special I felt to see her looking at me in expectation, waiting to see if I approved. “You look beautiful!” I said. I silently thanked the Lord for letting me be her mom.

Woah… a thought hit my heart instantly. I wondered if I ask my Father in heaven often enough, “What do YOU think? How do I look?” “Is my heart white like a wedding dress? I want to look my best for You. Do I need to change?” All the love I felt for the Lord made me think of how much I want to please Him. His opinion means the most to me.

Have you thought lately how it will be when we see our Lord? Will we be as excited as a bride looking her best? Are we counting the days? Are we looking at His beautiful face and loving Him more every day? I wonder how close the coming of our Savior might be. Will be ready and our hearts ready and looking its best for Him? Are we in constant communication with Him, seeking His opinion, His will?

Friends, we are not guaranteed tomorrow, but there’s nothing wrong, and everything right, with thinking about and being ready to meet our Savior face to face. What a day that will be! Let’s get ready!

May we all desire, ask, seek and find what the Lord wants for us. May we care most about His opinion of how our hearts look to Him!

With love from the Father to you, have a wonderful day!


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