Thursday, August 21, 2008

Reflections...

"As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects man.
"Proverbs 27:10


What do we see when we look in the mirror? If it's a magnifier mirror we can see all kinds of imperfections. I have a mirror that magnifies 8X's bigger. It's scary! It's easy to see the imperfections on our outside body. With a little make up, comb and hair spray we can make ourselves look rather presentable.But what about our inner man? We fool ourselves if we think what's on the inside doesn't show to others on the outside. It's revealed in the way we speak, act and even our body language.

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he."Proverbs 23:7

David asked in Psalm 139 for God to search him, and and see if there be any wicked way in him. It's important everyday that we ask God to search us and reveal to us anything that is displeasing and sinful to Him. But also, we must be willing to have a teachable and contrite heart to listen and to change. It can be painful to have God reveal the ugliness of our heart. Too many times we live in denial of that ugliness. But God sees it and so do others

Let's ask God to reveal to us today, "What does the reflection of my heart reveal about me?" And when He answers, let's be teachable and change!

3 comments:

Abounding Treasures said...

Encouraging, challenging and beautiful ~ thanks for sharing what's on your heart :o)

Blessings,
Dallas

Tea Time and Roses said...

Lovely lovely post Patty. Thank you so much for this beautiful reminder...I am so happy that our paths crossed one another. Enjoy a wonderful weekend.

Smiles...

Beverly

Heather said...

This is such an encouraging post Patty - I was talking about this with our daughter this week. She's been sour and surly with her brother and couldn't understand why. We talked about how fearful she is when I am not feeling well and how that fear shows in short tempered replies to her brother and feeling like she has to take over parenting him when I am unwell. It was good to get a peak into to her heart - I pray that God will reveal more, as she is really quite a closed book at times. We are praying about her fears and reminding her that her brother is not her job - and I need to be more careful not to add to her worry.