Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Who's Mirror Are You Looking Through?

Mirror, Mirror on the wall...Who's mirror are you looking through today? Is it your medicine cabinet mirror, with poor lighting? Or even worse, are you looking through the distorted mirrors that we find in a fun house at the amusement park?

As you gaze in this mirror of choice, is it the physical image that's bringing you down? Are you stressing over all of the blemishes, scars, and possibly, new found wrinkles that stare back at you? Perhaps you could be anguishing over the stretch marks left on your belly, the varicose veins, or the extra love handles hanging for dear life off the sides of your hips? Is it that your nose is too big, or a birthmark on your lip is too awkward?

Maybe you are cool with your physique today, but when you stand before "your mirror", guilt, shame, and defeat stare back at you. You see the image of past mistakes and screw ups. You see the shame from sins that were committed against you that hold on to you, like those love handles. You may struggle with the reflection of someone who just is not as perfect or as complete as you'd like them to be. As you hold up "your mirror" your issue may be something as simple as the frustration you feel from trying to be a better wife, mother, or friend and feeling that you just have not made the mark.

Perhaps today is the day that you need to give up the bathroom mirror, break the fun house mirror into shards, and put up God's mirror! Ladies, if you have given your life to Christ and are saved, in God's mirror, your image is a reflections of Christ, himself!!! When God looks across at Christ seated next to Him, he sees your face and my face.
"...God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in heavenly realms in Christ..." [Eph. 2:6]
You see, we are actually deposited IN Christ and Christ is in us. Christ is our covering. He is our image. When we look through God's mirror, we are as Christ, completed, perfect, and forgiven! We are in "right" standing with God; we are his righteousness.

"...Remain in me, as I also remain in you..." [John 15:1]

"...righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe... " [Romans 3:22]

"And you are in Him made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead--Father , Son, And Holy Spirit--and reach full spiritual stature]..." [Colossians 2:10 AMP]

"When you were dead in your sins...God made you alive with Christ. He forgave all your sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross." [Colossians 2:13-14]

"For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight." [Ephesians 1:4]

I believe we would be wisest to chose God's mirror and wake up each morning with the image that He views and would prefer us to view. Sure, we may be a bit out of shape right now, however, since we know that nothing is too difficult for God, that we are more than conquerors, and that the Lord is always continuing a work in us until Jesus comes, we should have confidence that He will help us with those extra weight issue, as well.

Finally, in believing and being confident that God is our creator, He would be the ultimate and supreme expert on how we should "look"!


Choose HIS MIRROR today!!!

"For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." [Psalm 139: 13-16]

Mad Luv~Teri

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