Faith is more than religion. It's about a relationship between a person and God made possible by the Son of God. Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
How many of us do not like looking into a mirror, or our reflection in a glass door, or window? Some of us run past the glass. Why? It's a truth serum. We see our self as we really are. I had cataract surgery almost a year ago. All this time I thought I looked fairly okay for my age (I couldn't see), but Lord help me. The first time I looked into a mirror after surgery I asked myself, "Who is this old woman looking back at me with wrinkles and bags under her eyes? Forget makeup, I need Bondo filler and liposuction for the bags. Bring back the cataracts, I don't want to see this." Now I can laugh about it, but it was a shocker then. What else is a mirror? The Bible.....God's Holy Word. It goes past our external to the internal of our heart. We appear all polished and proper to others, but our sin is hidden to them. Without God's Word, we would never know of His love seen through the gift of His Son Jesus, His forgiveness, His promises and blessings. A cracked mirror is how many lives are at this moment. Fractured, splintered, hopeless. Say hello to sin. But when we examine ourselves in light of God’s Word and obey His instructions, we become a mirror that reflects God's glory.
As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man. Proverbs 27:19
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
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