"And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit." (II Corinthians 3:18)
As I was putting together a photo post today...in my mind, I pondered the purpose of mirrors. They reflect. When you look into a mirror, you see exactly what is there, only in a reversed position - looking back at you. Mirrors don't lie or deceive. (gulp) :-)
Mirrors also reflect light...they brighten up any room or location where they are hanging.
In what was a dimmer or darkened space, a mirror will provide a bright spot.
In the verse above, God's word explains to us that when we KNOW Him... have spent time with Him, dwell with Him, recognize His presence with us each day, we behold His glory. It changes us, "transforms" our very being or countenance.
When we "go out" into the world...the place that God has planted us, are we ever considering this? When we are passing other people, rubbing shoulders with neighbors or friends, what are they "seeing" when they have an encounter with us?
Today...when you are running here and there, think about what others are viewing...and not so much with their "physical eyes"...but with their perceiving eyes, if that makes sense. Do they see a person who is transformed because they have Christ walking with them? Does having the Savior in your life actually make YOU look different?...Oh I would say to the Lord, for myself...I HOPE so.
You ~ whether you know it or not, if you are a child of God, and proclaim it...are reflecting to others...every day...a reflection of what God is like...a small view of what HE looks like...because He is transforming you to look like Himself, so that others might catch just a spark of HIS GLORY.
Each one of is being changed in "degrees". So none of us are ever at the same setting in our glory shining. We are all on a journey, and as God works on us and in us through our circumstances and daily walk, the degree of glory we reflect "in the working of HIS hands on us" should be getting brighter and brighter.
Today, remember that you are reflecting to others "something!" What is it? Without speaking a word..what are you saying? Do others see a degree of transforming glory in your very being, because not only do you have that glory IN you, but you have spent time in the very presence of THE ONE today, and walked away shining...because you talked to Him?
I spy a furry angel in this mirror. :-)
A post into my personal ponderings e-journal this morning...Am I reflecting glory? For the sake of the awesome and loving Savior of my life...I DO hope so.
"Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love." (I Corinthians 13: 12-13)
God bless any visitor who pops in today. When you see a reflection of yourself in a mirror today, look beyond the physical. :-)
And SMILE! A smile actually puts off very MUCH light to others. And usually you will get one reflected back to you. It's a win-win! RAH!
Hugs to my dear bloggy sisters.