The eye is the lamp of the body. Therefore if your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.~Matthew 6:22 TLV
One morning as I prepared for work, irritation over my uncooperative do resulted in a rotten attitude.
It baffled me how hair could possess so much power over my emotions. But like a wart on the tip of my nose, the enemy convinced me others would notice, which spiraled me into a perpetual state of self-consciousness, giving strength to the spirit of misery. Similar to a black hole, I allowed its gravitational influence to take hold until I surrendered.
While I meditated on this scripture, Jesus told me to look in the mirror with spiritual sight because it’s not myself, but Him I should see. The words in 2 Corinthians 13:5 NIV hit me like a bolt, “…Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?” When I stared at my reflection, into the gateway of my soul, searching for my Savior, stress lines began to soften, and the corners of my mouth turned heavenward. And there He was…His loving eyes filled my heart with peace, telling me not to fret. Whenever the image reflected isn’t to my liking, I search until I find Jesus.
Who do you see when you look in the mirror?
Heavenly Father, Help me to remember that You dwell within me, and I am beautifully and wonderfully made. And because of Your sacrifice on the cross, I am made perfect. Not perfection according to world standards, but those of heaven. Remove anything vain within my heart, not allowing earthly adversities to steal my peace. Restore my focus on You, so I may spend every minute of every day remembering that You, Lord, created me in your image.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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