What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see who you once were, or who you can be?
When I was younger, I fell in love with my own reflection and couldn’t pass a mirror, storefront window, or a rain puddle without looking at myself. I thought I was “such a much” . . . I was simply deluded.
Later in life, I looked into a more accurate mirror . . . the Bible. The one that sees deeper than skin, the one that sees the state of the heart. I saw a mess who was in desperate need of a makeover.
I looked again, and the girl was someone else.
We’re conditioned to believe time diminishes beauty. It doesn’t. Every line in my face reminds me of growing seasons, a crevice well-earned.
We know how mirrors work. We either see what we want, or we see all the blemishes. We walk away airbrushed, not remembering the flaws, but see everyone else’s with a magnifying glass.
If we look at the Bible as a big, boring book of can’ts and shant’s, we won’t open it to see inside . . . ourselves.
James 1:23 tells us; For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
The word is gospel and tells us to change. To do what we hear.
The mirror of the Word paints us with glory and allows us to see ourselves as God sees us . . . His child.
Believe what has been written for you and be a doer, not a hearer.
So, peer into the looking glass of God’s word today and primp for holiness.
Come out with a new look – glory to glory!