Are there times when you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see? I know I do. I often focus on those areas that I think need improvement. I need to lose weight. I don't like my hair. I don't like this or that...you get the idea...we've all been there.
But, what about your heart?
How many times have you "looked" into your heart and thought “I don't like what I see.” (I am guilty here too!) As we search our hearts we often tend to focus on the part of the journey we still must walk. We see how much growing up we need to do spiritually. We see the depths of the sin we are capable of doing. We know the thoughts we think. The struggles with temptation we face. We see the ugly part of our soul. That part that is selfish, impatient, unloving and unkind.
But as a child of God, our Father sees us differently. He sees you and me through the finished work of the cross.
We need to remember that we look in a mirror that is flawed. Broken. We see ourselves through a mirror of shame. We see with eyes that have learned to filter the wrong way. We usually filter out the good and keep the negative when it comes to looking at ourselves.
We need to begin to look at ourselves through the mirror of truth.Through His perfect mirror that sees us through Jesus. So what is the Truth? Who does God see when He sees you and me, His daughters?
He sees His Beloved~ As He says also in Hosea, "I WILL CALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, `MY PEOPLE,' AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, `BELOVED (Rom 9:25)
He sees the one whom He Chose~So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (Col 3:12)
But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD , A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellency of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (1Pe 2:9)
He sees His bride~ "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready (Re 19:7) .
He calls us holy ~but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY." (1Pe 1:15,16)
There are so many references to who we are in Christ. When God looks at us He sees Christ! We are in the process of being transformed into His image. We need to see that we are becoming like Him.
God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world (1 John 4:16,17)
God also says of His beloved children~
We are declared righteous
Adopted as Son's
Redeemed by The Blood of the Lamb
We are precious
We are called saints
Oh my precious sisters, we need to look in the mirror and see ourselves as God sees us. Yes, there is still work to be done, but He sees us with the eyes of eternity.He looks at us with eyes of love. He sees us through Jesus.
Father I pray for each of my sister’s today that they may be able to see themselves through the reflection of Your word today. Help them see an image that reflections who they truly are in Christ. I pray that we would be able to throw away our broken, flawed mirrors and walk confidently in who we are as daughters of the KING. Amen.
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