Reflections

Isn’t it beautiful how water can produce an image of ourselves when light bounces off of it? Mirrors do the same and they are everywhere. We all have several at home and they are in every dressing room and bathroom, everywhere. Why so many? We care what we look like. When we look into a mirror we hope to see a reflection of a well- put- together pretty or handsome person. We know that a mirror tells the truth; it will show what is standing in the light. Sometimes, we do not see exactly what we want, but we know where we stand and what others see.

The Bible is a mirror of sorts. When we receive light from His Word, we reflect on it and soon see an image of ourselves. Spiritually, we want to be a reflection of Him, but we cannot reflect Him without being full of His light. Just as a mirror cannot lie, God’s truth shows us exactly where we stand and how we look to God and what things we need to work on. Sometimes it isn’t such a pretty picture because His word and Spirit convict us of things that are unlike Him. So what do we do? Since we cannot fix ourselves we ask for His transforming power! As we look in the Bible and follow His light, we can ask God to transform our hearts and He will:)

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18

He sees things of the heart and mind that we do not always see. He knows us fully and someday, we will see Him and His glory fully and face-to-face!

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

Dear Father God,

Your image of us may look different than we think, because You know fully who we are like inside. We want to look like You. You are our good Father that wants the best for us. We will do our best to absorb Your light and reflect You to the world. Being more like You sort of sounds impossible when we consider how righteous and perfect You are, but we are confident that You will transform us day by day when we ask. We praise You for Your goodness and wisdom in making a plan that we get to be a part of. We love You so much and thank You for being such an awesome Father! Amen

Love and prayers to all,

Just me. Just His.

Tina


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