Seeing – beyond my own reflection

It’s awesome to hear the sounds of the birds in the morning as they usher in the new day!  The smell of the morning air, the amazing taste of a cup of brew during devotions and prayer, ahh what a joy!  As I placed my morning coffee on the glass table, I made a conscious decision, to look at my reflection in the dark colored stain glass. I expected to see my face, however, I saw something much greater! Instead of seeing my own reflection, I saw God’s!  I observed His creation in the beautiful blue sky with glorious white clouds suspended in the air.  I was mesmerized by God’s creation in this mural and I just sat, observing and taking in all He had made for me.  It wasn’t just what He had made in creation, it was what He had made in me, and that fact that He wanted to share all this with me because He loved me.  I felt blessed, full of joy and eager with expectation for the day and the future.

Sometimes people are only able to see their own refection.  It can look like pain, fear, frustration, and helplessness when they focus on their situation or the broken parts in themselves and in others.  God loves you and He wants you to be able see and enjoy ALL that He has created IN you and FOR you!

Jesus said in Matthew 19:26 that “with God all things are possible”.  We want you to be encouraged today with hope that God can change a person’s situation and their circumstances to bring healing to their life? You were made in God’s image and He wants you to experience love, joy, peace, and hope.  Jesus, God’s Son, came to this earth to redeem, reconcile, and heal.  Jesus said in John 10:10, A thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance”Did you catch that word? Abundance! Jesus wants you to experience His healing and provides hope to those who have been emotionally or spiritually damaged.  Can you imagine, a depressed person changed and no longer depressed?  An angry person no longer angry?  A critical person no longer negative or critical?  An addicted person no longer a slave to their addiction? An emotionally hurt person who no longer has to shut down, pull away and wall off their heart in self-preservation?  Jesus wants to heal you so you can come alive, feel again, love again, and live in abundance.  Then, you will be able to give love the way He always intended.  Jesus cares about your pain, your situation, and your future.  Because of God, “the boundary lines have fallen for you in pleasant places, indeed you have a beautiful inheritancePsalms 16:6.

It was in this reflection of God’s creation on the glass table where I realized the lesson of the day.  God wants us to look into the mirror as we reflect upon our lives and see Him! God wants us to see His reflection, His love, His creation, His work, His healing, His provision, His peace, and His hope.  God is an awesome loving God and He desires to help you today!