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|Who Do We See In The Reflection Of The Mirror?|
A mirror is used to present a reflection of that which appears in front of it. The mirror is not partial to the reflection it must give. It solely takes without prejudice the object of the reflection and provides an exact copy of it's components.
Who is the person that we reflect when we stand in front of our mirrors? I would like you to take a moment and set your mind and heart in front of a mirror. What is reflected back? Regardless of what we may wish that the reflection be, the mirror will only provide a reflection of the source being reflected.
Our mirror is the Holy Spirit that abides within us. Psalm 139:7 says, "Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?"
As we look into the mirror of the Spirit and receive back a reflection of what we truly are, we find that no matter how we approach this mirror, it will surely provide the true condition of our hearts and souls. The reflection that we see sometimes is understood as conviction. The true nature of your condition cannot be intentionally ignored by failing to stand in front of the Holy Spirit, for He will continually be there.
When we allow Jesus to be the Lord of our lives, we allow Him to go with us to the mirror. Jesus will then take a place in front of you so that the reflection that is provided by the mirror is one of His and not ours. And many times we forget that we are to reflect Jesus to others, and that it is He who provides the true reflection of the pureness of our hearts.
There are times when we begin to believe that the reflection that we are seeing is completely our own and we convince ourselves that we now have the right to judge the reflections of others. We forget that if Jesus is removed from His position in our lives, our reflection is as ugly in sin as that of others.
This is a reflection of salvation. It is a positioning on the part of Jesus in order to provide change in the source of the reflection. Romans 12:3 indicates, "For I say through the Grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith." In other words, don't fool yourselves into thinking that you have accomplished what God has been working in your lives.
In Christ the reflection we see is not our own. God has provided us with a new nature in Jesus. A new man. This is the reason for reflection of pureness, wholeness, and forgiveness that we observe in our mirrors.
So I ask you, Who do you see in the reflection of your mirror? Can you see Christ standing in front of you, obscuring your true reflection? If you see righteousness, I ask that you trust me when I say, that it is the reflection of Jesus which you are observing and not your own.
If you are not happy with what you see, I invite to ask Jesus to take a position in front of your life, so that the life that you and others will now see, is now the life of Christ.
Just ask Him to forgive you for your sins and to take a place in the center of your life.
Remember to visit the mirror regularly to be sure that the reflection is still the same.
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