Friday, April 17, 2009


I know it's not smart to look in a mirror when you first get up in the morning. Well, I didn't say I was smart!

There's nothing pretty about someone whose hair is going forty different directions, who has dried dribble on the side of her mouth because she slept with their mouth open, who didn't bother to wash the eye mascara off her eyelids because she was too tired and it has now parked itself underneath her eyes. She looks like those ball players who put black under their eyes so the sun won't blind them while they're playing.

Wonder who looks like that? Not me, of course!

Maybe I'll just rid my house of mirrors. I've threatened that before. Maybe, this time, I'll really do it.

The Bible talks about a mirror. It says,"Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like."

Forgets. That's what I want when I look into my mirror!

Forgetting is okay when we look in the mirrors in our house. But, the Bible says its the person who bends down and looks intently at the perfect law (Gospel of Jesus Christ) and does what it says is the one who will be blessed. It says it like this.

"But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it — he will be blessed in what he does."

I can take a quick glance as I rush past my mirror in the morning. If I'm fortunate, I'll forget what I saw staring back at me. However, I am to bend over and look intently into God's Word, making sure I not only see what is there but remember it, live it out in my life all day, obey its teachings. If I do, I'll be blessed. Unlike my mirror in my house, that's something I don't mind really looking at closely!

Hoping I don't forget what I've read in God's Word but live it out in my life today, Gloria

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