What is it that my mirror reflects in the morning when I look into it?
Of course what I see is messy hair,
elf tracks on my cheeks,
red, puffy eyes, yet
without benefit of caffeine
to wake them up.
Lot’s of work to do here before I can face the world.
1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV) But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”
The mirror has done its job on my physical appearance,
but apparently God is looking for something else.
According to the verse above,
God is looking at our heart.
What could it be that He wants
to see reflected there?
He created us to be a reflection of His glory.
Revelation 5 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4 and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
We see our own image in the mirror,
but God sees our hearts when they are given to His Son Jesus.
He sees past the image we see in the mirror.
He sees His Son in us.
The everlasting extension of His glory.
He made us like Him.
He made us in His image.
He made us so He would not be alone.
He made us to reflect His glory.
I often wonder if the image I project glorifies Him.
He made all the wonders of the world,
but He made ME – US – to glorify Him.
To rule and reign with Him.
There is no greater prize.
If you have not made the choice to follow Jesus and glorify God yet,
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