Thursday, January 15, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY..the mirror

WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN
YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR?

Lately, when I look in the mirror I see a few extra pounds in places they shouldn't be and a few different colors of hair that didn't use to be there.

When you see your reflection, do you see someone who is changing or just simply staying the same? In the Bible, we read about Moses, whose face changed dramatically.

EXODUS 24:29 "When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn't aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the Lord."

Moses went up on Mount Sinai to be with God, and after he saw and experienced the glory of God on the mountain, the skin on his face literally glowed with God's glory. When he came down from the mountain, the glory began to fade with each passing day.

The glory does not have to fade for us, we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us, changing us. The Spirit of God is at work, making us into mirrors so that we can reflect the radiance and the beauty of God's glory.

Some of us don't want to change. On the outside, that is. Spiritually, we should not want to stay the same - God desires to change us, making us a better reflection of Him.

WHAT DOES YOUR MIRROR LOOK LIKE?

I hope you are thankful for the spiritual mirror that God has given us. IRIS is our host of THANKFUL THURSDAY, please visit her and her friends as they share their grateful hearts today. FIND IT HERE!

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21 comments:

Tammy said...

Great post! I have always loved that verse about Moses and his radiant face after spending time with the Lord.

Grammy said...

You wrote a wonderful post with such a positive message. Thank you.
Have a great week.

Diane ~ said...

Hi! Very good posting! I belong to a ladies Bible study that has a large number of women in their 70s & even 80s. I've learned so much about being a Christian by watching them. You are right..these wonderful faithful ladies glow... they reflect God's Spirit! The beauty of the Lord shines out of them. Although I'm one of a couple "babies" of the group, I used to be so concerned about how I looked. Now I'm yeilding to a better kind of beauty, one of the Spirit.
Thank you for sharing this truth!

Stacy said...

I love to read about Moses, and this particular topic was much-needed today.

Debra said...

Laurie,

As I'm getting ready to turn another year older, I'm mindful more of the spiritual mirror than any other! Great post.

Happy Thursday...you bless me so!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

As Jesus reminded the Pharisees in Mark 7, it is not important what is on the outside but what is on the inside. Thank you for a great post! Happy TT!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

WOW! Very inspiring! THank you for the beautiful post!

Laurie Ann said...

I really enjoyed this post, Laurie. I pray that I am a mirror that reflects the radiance and beauty of God's glory. You certainly are, and I love that about you, friend! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Jill said...

Laurie - I love how you wrote this post and give each of us something to think about.

I agree with Debra - as my birthday draws near - better to be thinking about my spiritual growth!

You are such a blessing to me!

Hugs,
Jill

Esthermay said...

I've always liked the account of Moses' face shining. And I've always been puzzled why people have to debate the theological reasoning for WHY his face shined. What difference does it make really! He was with GOD - He shined. Period. GREAT simple lesson here.
I avoid mirrors.
:-)
~esthermay

Daniel's Mom said...

I pray my mirror reflects God and His image. I pray it shows love and kindness. Thank you for this post and all your prayers over the past 2 weeks,Laurie. They meant a lot!

Bonnie said...

Great post! I always thought it was a shame that Moses had to wear a veil over his face... to shine with the glory of God and have to cover it because it was too bright for those around him... Oh to shine with His glory so bright people can't look right at us!!!! Thank you for sharing.

Lori said...

Enjoyed this post and reading about Moses. I hope you are having a great day.

Michele Williams said...

Great post! Lord Change Me! Thank you so much for sharing...

Toknowhim said...

Thanks for visiting today... I always love that verse about Moses reflecting God's glory... Great Post :)

Denise said...

Such a wonderful post, bless you dear.

Melanie said...

Hi, Laurie. YOu have really given me something to think about this evening in the words of your post.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful perspective to have! Great thoughts.

Nancie said...

Great reminder that God is doing a deeper work in our soul daily. May He continue to change us to conform more and more to Him and His Words. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and have a great week!

micey said...

awesome post!

mama meji said...

What an absolutely wonderful reflection! Thanks for sharing this message that we all need to grow spiritually.
Blessings.