Beauty - Where it Comes From?

I am almost 34 years old and this is the first time in my life that I can truly say that I fully understand the saying, "True beauty comes from within."  I always thought I knew what my grandmother or my mom was trying to say when they told me this.  I have even used this with my own 12 year old daughter.  I know that by saying this, I and many others are saying that it is whats in your heart that matters but this week I truly feel and therefore see the beauty that is within. 

I wake up every morning and look in the mirror and see a woman that I sometimes hardly recognize yet I like what I see.  For the first time in my life, I am 100% secure in the beauty that I am portraying.  I don't look in the mirror and question what could be better.  I don't wish I had longer hair, a scarless body, less bags under my eyes, etc... etc... etc...  I have been pondering why I feel this way, I mean I am bald but for some reason I feel much more secure and beautiful with a bald head than with a wig or than I did when I had a head full of hair.

God is showing me what it feels like to be completely secure and confident in the beauty that He is providing.  I think when I look in the mirror, I see a woman that is loved by Christ, by my husband, by my children and by countless friends and family around me.  I see a woman that loves Christ, her husband, my children and countless friends and family.  God is showing me that true beauty comes from Him.  If I allow Him to be in control, I feel secure, confident and beautiful. 

* I am realizing that beauty comes from my heart and the fact that Christ dwells there.
     Romans 8:8-10

    Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

     You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

*  I am realizing that security comes from love.
    1 John 4:11-13

    Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

     By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

I am a beautiful creation of my loving Father!!!

On another note, I have my 2nd treatment tomorrow.  The doctors changed one of my drugs so I feel like I am going in with an unknown again.  Please pray with me as I go through the day.

Love, Me













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  2. May I tell you again how amazing you are. You are soooooo beautiful in every way. I LOVE you so very much. You are teaching all of us so much. AMAZING

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  3. Michelle,

    You are a beautiful person inside and out and I admire you the way you are handling the things going on in your life right now. It is inspiring to see your honesty and openness as you walk through your cancer treatments. Love you and praying for you!!

    Joyce

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