Your ‘image’ of ‘you’ should not be from what you see in the mirror, but the reflection you see when you look into My Word.
When you ‘see’ yourself in My Word, then you will be pleased to see, and all those around you will know, that you’ve spent time with Me.
You’ll then see, that it’s not about the body or the color of your hair. Nor is it about the clothes that you wear. But the face I see, reflected in there, is the face of My Father–My Father is in there.
Come with Me and I’ll show you that each reflecting light, are lights from My Word shining in the night. But it’s from you that they shine–for all to see; the reflection of you, is their ‘inspection’ of Me. For when they look at you, they are looking to see, just what it is that they need of Me.
“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light.” Luke 8:16
Some would not know Me–were it not for you.
Some would not love Me, had there not been love from you.
So when you look into the glass, whether deeply or in pass, take time to remember–therein is not broken, but the image of My Father emanating from you.
The Body that was broken–was broken for you.
The Word that was spoken, was spoken for you.
Why then do you criticize, what you see there ‘fore your eyes? Look instead into My Word–for therein are no lies.
Your body is just substance, the substance of the earth. Your spirit is eternal–of the greatest value and worth.
But the beauty of your face–as it shines in all My Grace, is the clear reflection of My Father; for you have your Father’s eyes. And therein lies your beauty–don’t hide it in disguise.
“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it does not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.” I John 3:1-3
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world.
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world.” I John 4:11-17
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in his doing.” James 1:22-25
“My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments and live, keep my teachings as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers, write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 7:1-3
“‘You are the light of the world.’ A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
Oh, my precious friend. My Precious Friend. How this made my heart shine. Not only was this edification for the Body, but such a true anointing and aromatic perfume for the Lord.
I was far from feeling like “doing” when a fight at every corner. But I am so thankful. I love you my friend, and it is such a blessing to be a part of the Light:) Love, your friend Kris
Kris I am so glad the Lord’s message touched your heart…as you have touched mine. I love you too, be blessed dear friend and may you enjoy all the freedom He bought for you! You truly have your Father’s eyes Kris…you shine! May He set you free in ‘your’ eyes!
Amen. I don’t think we can hear this enough. Our minds badly need renewing to who we are in Christ, who theword sayswe are versus who we judge ourselves to be based on appearances. Blessings!
I second your amen! Thank you for your comment and many blessings to you as well 🙂