Friday, March 27, 2009

Proverbs 27 "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!"

I am going through the fun baby phase of life with my son. Everything is so new and interesting. He stares at his hands trying to make his little fingers move. He is starting to wave his hand when we say "Hi"; but it ends up more like he is beating his chest. He says dada and will not say mama. He loves looking in mirrors. He always gets the biggest smile. I sometimes wonder what might be going on in that little head of his as he tries to grab his fingers through the glass.

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...


Check out my friends perspective on Chapter 27!
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!

1 comment:

  1. God grant us all the wisdom we need to see ourselves and also not be too hard on ourselves.
    God knows our hearts, and we all need to take a good hard look at ourselves sometimes, just not beat ourselves up over things we unintentionally overlook that we could be doing better. Remember, Satan is the Accuser and will do his best to make us think less of ourselves.
    Just my 2 cents.
    Great Blog!


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