19 As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man
During my lifetime I have stared at that same mirror. Sometimes, I have liked what was staring back and sometimes it has brought me to tears. I long to have a genuine relationship with Christ that when people look at me He is all they see. I know that I am human; but if I can let people see Him most of the time...well, maybe I will be on track. I want my heart to be a true reflection of the One I follow.
I just finished a book, "Jim and Casper Go to Church", it has really challenged me to show Jesus through the things I do; be more than just someone who goes to church. I need to "BE" Jesus to people. I can't just sit around hoping that they will come to me. I need to get out and help people and really care about people. I can't just make them another number on my conversion tally. I need to seem them as Jesus sees them even if they choose not to follow Him.
People can see past all the fakeness and believe me I have mastered fakeness at times. Being a pastor's wife, I have learned how to put up walls and put a smile on my face. I think that I get away with 100% of the time. But, I am beginning to believe I am wrong. When people come to our church, I don't want them to see me as that "unusually happy" person greeting them at the door. I want my heart to show genuine love and compassion, not a fake happy this is what I do attitude. People are not dumb and they can see past all that garbage. They know when a person is genuine or not. Help me Jesus to be real; because you are a real God.
17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
I love books, friends and family that help sharpen me. Sometimes, the sharpening really hurts. But, I do not want to be dull and ineffective. So thanks Jim and Casper, Jenilee, Jennifer, my parents, my grandma and John for never leaving me dull. I hope anyone reading this can find people in your life that will help sharpen you!
Today, may my heart reflect Jesus and I will...
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My son is six months old. I took that picture two days ago. He is so wonderful and I love him so much. Thanks Lord for such a wonderful Joy!