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Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;

Proverbs 3:5

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For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

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My Mirror

Look into My mirror

A few years ago, I wanted to go into a deeper walk with the Lord. I had never even known it was possible until a few things took place in my life. Until that point, God was just Someone who was kind of real and ‘way out there’ somewhere. You know, ‘out there’

When we ask Him to take us into the deeps with Him, He requires of us. He requires our very lives. He requires that we give up all our rights to ourselves. We can hold on to nothing. Not even a tiny bit. In us there is no good thing. If there was any good thing, then Jesus would not have had to come to be crucified in our place. We need to see ourselves as God sees us outside of Jesus in our unsurrendered state – in our humanness. The only reason we can stand before Him at all, is because of Jesus.

I once asked the Lord to show me, me, as He sees me – what is still living in me, where I am holding on to my life, even though I thought I had given it all to Him. What He showed me was horrific to face. But as I mentioned in my “Dying to self and suffering go hand-in-hand” post, over at The Faith Defenders Forum, it is what we do when being faced with the next wedge of our life that He requires from us, that is all important.

There has to be a breaking, a crushing, a letting go, so that we can be brought to fulfilment in Him in our lives. We cannot become poured out wine for Him if the grape is still whole. Wine is made from crushed grapes…. Are we prepared to be crushed by Him, to be made poured out wine for others?

I really pray that you will ask Him to show you, you….
In the love of Jesus
Steph

My Mirror
Tearing and breaking inside with no sound
Limping, crawling, lying face down
Look into My mirror
If you dare
And let Me show you
what I see there

Stiff-necked and proud – too haughty for Me
Dark hidden agendas and thoughts flowing free
Egocentric and selfish, arrogant and callous
Self-driven, self-serving, unyielding and jealous

Look into My mirror
If you dare
And let Me show you
what I see there

Short-tempered and angry, hard-done by, unrelenting
Sharp tongued and self-righteous, harsh, unrepenting
Cruel and unkind, thoughtless and unfeeling
All this and much more in your heart, I am seeing

Look into My mirror
If you dare
And let Me show you
what I see there

My mirror never lies, there’s no false reflection
Through the Cross, I’ve reached out and don’t want you rejection
My Son’s life for yours, no greater love than this
If you just want Me for ‘things’, then you’re asking amiss.

Now, look into My mirror
If you dare
But first, let Me show you
what I want to see there

Love, Peace, patience, Self-control and Faithfulness
Kindness, Joy, Goodness and of course, Gentleness
If you dare to look in My mirror this day
Then know through My son, Jesus, you can live My way
I ask for your life, your heart and your soul
To be given up fully, to be given in whole
Nothing withheld from Me, not now, not ever
And to live in Me now, and always, and forever

So,
What will it be?

Are you prepared to look into My mirror this day
And let Me clean out all this rot and decay
Death and destruction were all washed away
Long ago on a hill,
called Calvary.

Tearing and breaking inside with no sound
Limping, crawling, lying face down
Look into My mirror
With Me, you can dare
And let Me help you see
what I see there

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2 comments to My Mirror

  • Thanks Steph,

    A great reminder that we need to look in the mirror of His word everyday, not only to see the reflection of ourselves as He sees us, but also that it might change us into the likeness of His son, Jesus Christ.

    God bless,

    Andy

  • Hi Andy, you are most welcome 🙂
    Yes, the only way He can form His Son in us, is by the Lord showing us who we are and only then can we be changed into His likeness – we never see ourselves as we are.

    I see it as His incredible mercy and love for Him to show us. It is a gradual, slow progression, that brings both pain and joy together. As He shows us, we repent and surrender that very thing to Him and He takes that part of us away and fills us with Himself. It never happens immediately and will be a lifelong ‘journey’ of little steps, but one we can look forward to and embrace when it does take place, as His very Life is in our hearts and lives which will bring us to a place of full acceptance, no matter how difficult it may seem at the time..

    I leave you with a link to a post I wrote at the forum last November called ‘Dying to self and suffering, go hand-in-hand’, and inside it I have explained to my best understanding of how I view our lives as ‘circle full of wedges’ and how each wedge represents the parts that make up our whole and how when the Lord shows us a wedge and we give it to Him He fills it until it is full of Him and not of us any more, then HE moves on to the next wedge… It might be a bit simplistic for some, but it really helped me understand this whole process. http://unitedinjesus.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=67.msg267#msg267that

    The Lord bless you dear brother!

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