“Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.” (Psalm 174:1)
“Love… does not act unbecomingly.” (I Corinthians 13:4&5)
I want to be becoming – inwardly beautiful with outward manifestations.
Is this it, then? Is this Eureka? Is this the linchpin of inward beauty? Of becoming?
Perhaps it is the act of praise that becomes love toward God and helps us become who He always intended us to be. Praise is our maturing, our growing up into Christ who is the Head. Praise is our renewing of the mind and putting on the mind of Christ. Praise is our acknowledgement of God in all our ways, trusting His direction. Praise leads to worship, love, trust, dependence, enjoyment, thankfulness, humility, obedience, service.
Praise is becoming.