Mirror, mirror on the wall; who is the fairest one of all?
“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord-who is the spirit- makes us more and more like him as we are changed into His glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT)
Do you ever look into the mirror and see a reflection of someone you don’t want to be; wishing that you could change something or be someone else? Sometimes I see an image of someone that wishes she would have reacted differently to a bad situation, or catch an appearance of a face not bright and shining with an inner beauty that should glow all the time. That’s when I realize that to see a true reflection of my own true beauty and significance, I must look at my true Mirror; my Lord Jesus. He is the one who mirrors to me what I shall become.
“Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 MSG)
A good thing to remember is that a mirror doesn’t create an image, it only receives one. The image I want to see is a reflection of myself being transformed and becoming more and more like God desires me to be. Becoming Christ-like is a work in progress and a progressive experience, and God’s ultimate goal is to make us become more and more like Him. I think the only way we can become more like Jesus is to surrender ourselves with unreserved faith and trust, and pray for a complete makeover on us! We could never make these changes on our own; we have to surrender it to God and let Him remove the impurities in our character so that we can lose the old life in exchange for a new humble and pure life. Everything we lose will be replaced by something so much better!
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2 NIV)
We can have a new life if we really open our hearts and minds to the power of God’s love. And by gazing at the nature of God with unveiled minds, our lives will become brighter and more beautiful as we become like Him. We will become a spiritual mirror that reflects our total love and devotion to Him. So the next time we look in the mirror, let’s see an image of the beauty of God’s love shining brightly on our faces and in our hearts, and be transformed into the glory of the Lord!
Today I am linking up with Tracy on Winsome Wednesday!