Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Mirror Mirror - Reflecting His Glory!

They’ve remade Snow White into a full length feature film. It’s just a little different from the original animated movie of the 30’s. The phrase, “Mirror, mirror on the wall…” comes to mind as the story revolves around the issues with Snow White's vain and wicked stepmother, the Queen, who feared that one day Snow White's beauty would surpass her own. Each day, the Queen consulted her magic mirror asking, "Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?" As long as the Mirror answered, "You are the fairest one of all", Snow White was safe from her stepmother's cruel jealousy.   Every day the spirit says that the Queen is the fairest, and she is content, until the mirror informs her that Snow White has finally become the fairest in the land. Then the trouble really begins as the wicked hearted Queen begins to formulate plans for Snow White’s demise.  The Queen is hard hearted, jealous and self-centered. 

It is in the looking to ourselves for our worth that we find trouble. Just as the Queen consulted the mirror on the wall for her needs, we too may look in the mirror to see if we’re good enough, the best, most important. If we don’t deal with those issues, we may become obsessed with ourselves, absorbed with our own positions, and begin to see others as a rivalry.  The only way to deal with jealousy and selfish ambition is to look into the mirror of God’s Word as hear Him say “I AM the fairest of them all”.

Oh beloved, what do you see in the mirror? Your shortcomings, your problems, your ambitions?  Maybe there’s one who has given your heart such problems and you just want to walk away. Look again! See the mirror of His Word as He speaks life into your heart. He says to you this morning Look to Me for your worth! Look into the Mirror of my Word and see it’s all about My love for you and My plans for your life.  You are unique and no other can take your place, but all are welcome at My Table. Walk closely with Me and learn My ways so that you can begin to reflect Me not only in the mirror but in your life. Trust Me to work out issues in your life.  I love you more than you can imagine and I have a marvelous plan for you!

Just as Snow White triumphed in her innate goodness, so too we, who live according to His Word and for His glory will walk in triumph! God bless you as you seek to reflect Him Alone!

1 John 3:2 Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but He has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He really is.

2 Corinthians 3:18 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.

Romans 11:36 For everything comes from Him and exists by His power and is intended for His glory. All glory to Him forever!

Psalm 119:5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect Your decrees!

Colossians 3:10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.

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