In 2010 I cut my hair. no politics. I was just tired of the frustration of it all. In the image below... no hair, no make up, puffy eyes after an intense church service... I never felt more beautiful outside and in, than I did at that time.
Now in this social media age where beat faces, bundles, and extra EVERYTHING are more of a rule than the exception. I wanna take this time out to appreciate God's work internally. The masterpiece that's being installed from within. The more insecure I become looking at the world's view of things I don't have outside, the more full I become looking at the glory of God within. It's mind blowing!
"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthinans 12: 9-10
I'm mesmerized and in Awe every time. I'm here for the allure of cosmetic beauty, but the impact of divine purpose is calling. I'm realizing the power on the inside is so much stronger than anything that could ever go on externally. Embracing our power and God-given glory we get from within is so much better than anything we could think or imagine.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us," - Ephesians 3:20
April D. Byrd