Friday, March 17, 2017


But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)

I do not like my mirror. If it were a person, I would say, it is rude and unkind. Looking into it makes
me feel insecure. Wanting to hide, I say "Where is my make-up?" Does this sound familiar to you? It makes us chuckle, but there really are those times we avoid the mirror. It's saying something I clearly do not want to hear.

Remember going into a fun house at the carnival--the funny curved mirror that makes you tall or short in an exaggerated way? It's not a true reflection of the person looking into it. We laugh and do not become insecure at the warped image of ourselves because we know it's a lie.

Often, we turn people into mirrors. We are encouraged or delighted by an edifying word, we feel accepted in that moment. Conversely, we become insecure by the smallest comment that seems critical. Those words are taken as a reflection of our selves.

Circumstances speak to us as well. Have you ever felt that way? Perhaps, the circumstance is not from anything you did or forgot to do or didn't do right. Life just happens. Still, it reflects back at us,
"Failure!" "Loser!" They're like the hawkers at a bazaar selling their wares, hoping you will buy. Will you own these labels? Amid all the tumult there is one still small voice. The only voice that matters is
what the Word of God says about us.

We are His beloved!

Dearest Jesus, I thank you that my identity and value are in You alone.

(C) 2017  Carolann Renaud


Christy said...

What a powerful devotion. Perfect lead up to a WoW of an ending!!!

Evelyn R. said...

Dear Carolann, I remember those silly mirrors when I went to a carnival as a child. I used to stand there making faces and turning sideways to see how different my body was. It was fun, but I did not want to truly be misshapen like that. No one does. It really is a "lie" but if you do not accept that vision before you, and you know how you really look, then you can walk away and not be "harmed" by it emotionally. You can just say it is another ploy by Satan to bring you down and make you feel less of a real person, loved by God. Be strong in your Savior and tell Him you love Him every day. You can feel His love for you and be at peace in that love.