Monday, January 2, 2012

Our Spiritual Mirror

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!


  1. I use to be that person always trying to please others never living up to what God has called me to be. But one day I had to stop it and really look in the mirror and what I saw was another woman not me, and I had to pray that God helps me get rid of this woman and be all he wanted me to be...and so now I love the new me. every now and than the old person will try to take a peek but I gotta keep her back for that is not me, great post

  2. Denise,

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    This must be the theme for the day, I was just over at someone elses blog who wrote wrote along this same vein, and I kind of did today too. He will take us as deep as we want to go with Him, a new life is ours if we want it, we can have a deep connected relationship with Him if we want it. A life with God is unspeakably beautiful more beautiful than anything this world could ever give us.

    Blessings to you Denise

  3. Hi Denise, your post reminds me of yesterday's message at church. May we grow into brighten reflections of Christ.

  4. Great post Denise. To become more like HIM every day is my goal. Good...good...words!


  5. I am definitely a work in progress! I am so thankful that He is molding and shaping me. I pray that the reflection is in my mirror is only of Christ's light!

    blessings, Joan

  6. Awesome post Denise. I want to become more like Him everyday. It is definitely a work in progress, but I look at the changes He has made in my life and it is amazing.

  7. Oh to be more like Christ! It can seem like such a struggle at times can't it - and yet - we know it is the right thing for us. This is definitely one of my aims for this year - to allow God to shape me, challenge me, refine me - to be more like him. I pray I allow him to do so!

  8. Hi Denise - I never thought of a mirror like that before. Next time i look in one, I will look for God's beauty shining out through me. thanks for linking up my friend
    God bless

  9. Lovely post Denise...
    The picture for this post reminded me of a lesson I taught to a group of women when I filled in for our regular ladies bible study teacher a few years ago. To illustrate God's shakinah Glory and how it reflects off of us. I used a strong lamp and a mirror to show how powerful reflected light was~ strong enough to start a fire. Don't worry, I did not burn anything..LOL!
    ~God Bless You~

  10. Denise,
    Thank you for the sweet words over at my place. I'm glad you were blessed. I really like what you said about this reflection. That mirrors do not create images, but our Jesus sure does. Thank you again and blessings to you.

    <3 Kendra

  11. I really loved this. The image I see looking back at me is not the final word. I am daily being transformed and shaped by My Heavenly Father. Powerful post!

  12. Loved this post! Our reflection will never glow without the Holy Spirit living within us! Amen!

  13. Hey, hope the new year is being kind to you :) ... great thoughts.