Who do you see when you look in the mirror ~ who you once were or who you are becoming? For some, it’s hard to see past who we were and for others we might see our reflection as pretty becoming, but who do you see past the glass?
There was a time I was fairly attracted with my airbrushed reflection until I looked into a more accurate mirror and saw who I really was – a deceived mess in desperate need of a makeover. I looked again and the girl was someone else, it doesn’t have to be a trick mirror to show two images. We either look at what we hope to see or what we wish wasn’t there.
We reflect what we see.
It matters that we have the right view of ourselves because who we see is who others will see. Unless we realize who we are in the eyes of God, we’ll just see the issues that cover our image. We’re conditioned to think that time diminishes beauty, but I see time-lines etched in my face as well-earned reminders of growth seasons of transformation.
If we look at the Bible as a big book of can’ts and shant’s, we won’t open it to see inside . . . us. God’s Word is gospel and says that we are changed instantly when we come to Christ – old passes into new to allow us to see ourselves as He does . . . His child. Immediate, yet over time . . .
The beauty that surfaces into a new-creation countenance reflects the image of Jesus and continues happening moment by moment as we fix our eyes on Him. We become what we behold – the re-Creator of who we are in Him.
Do you know Jesus and who He sees in you? Someone to absolutely die for.
May we peer into the mirror of scripture where there’s no need to primp for holiness – it’s already done. Believe it!
Please join us for the Behold Conference 2018 on April 21st in Lansdale ~ go to www.beholdconference.net for more info.
We hope to see you there!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creature – the old things passed away. Behold, new things have come!
2 Corinthians 5:17