postheadericon Mirrored

"So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord.
And the Lord - who is the Spirit - makes us more and more like him
as we are changed into his glorious image."
- 2 Corinthians 3:18

A mirror reflects what it's pointing at. So if your mirror is aimed at the things of this world or toward the other people in your life, of course it's going to reflect those things or people. You may have heard that you should choose your friends carefully, and this is exactly why that is so important. I know that I often reflect the love of money or material things, and definitely reflect the people that I choose to spend my time with, which isn't necessarily always a bad thing. But the point is that there is only One who we should be reflecting...

If I asked you if you see God in yourself, what would you say?�I'm not sure we always see God in ourselves, but shouldn't we be reflecting His image rather than our own? If your mirror is pointed toward God, then you will be able to reflect Him. The closer you move your mirror to God, the clearer His image will be in you. Once that happens, then everyone you encounter should be able to see Christ in you. And isn't that the point of our faith? Our actions speak so much louder than our words, whether we want them to or not. We may be the only face of Christ some people ever see.

So think about that today. What is your mirror reflecting?

postheadericon God Is In Control

God is incredible. Really, truly. I have no other words to describe the epicness of Him right now. I just got back from a week-long mission trip to Denver with my kids. It was amazing! I'm going to spend the week writing about the things He showed me, the nuggets He gave me, and the amazing people and places I met along the way.

When we drove home yesterday, I was playing The Honesty Game with my girls. The question was, above all else, what did God teach you this week? My answer... That God is in control of all situations.

We left for Denver a week ago today without a clue about what we were going to do. Our service project had fallen through about a week before we left and I was at the mercy of God and some amazing people He was about to put into my life. By the end of the week, it was utterly and completely clear to me that we were exactly where God wanted us to be.

We were blessed to be able to serve some wonderful people from Galilee Baptist Church that graciously answered an insert that the youth director put in their bulletin for me to give us something to do. We were able to help them, yes, and we may have been an answer to their prayers, but what they don't know is how much they were an answer to ours.

There will be many more stories to come this week, but I'll end today with something someone said to me on my last night there. We were blessed to meet a woman that we now affectionately call Grandma Suzy. I was telling her about my blog and wrote down the web address for her. I said that it was basically me writing about the ways I see God every day, and what she said back to me really stuck with me. She said, "Do you know why you see God in your life every day? It's because you're looking."

Simple, yet so profound. I hope that you look for God today. And when you see Him, tell someone all about it. Because you see, that is how we see that we're worth it.

"You will go out in joy�
and be led forth in peace;�
the mountains and hills�
will burst into song before you,�
and all the trees of the field�
will clap their hands."
- Isaiah 55:12

Last Updated (Sunday, 27 June 2010 23:49)


postheadericon Hold On Tight

"A journey of faith is a journey of love."

Oh man. How true is that?! Our faith walk is ALL about love. The love we share with our friends and family, the love of Christ that we pour out on people we may, or may not know, and the unfathomable love that God envelopes us with.

"Everything, absolutely everything, above and below,
visible and invisible - everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.
He was there before any of it came into existence
and holds it all together right up to this moment."
- Colossians 1:16-17

I like this verse a TON. I know that He is holding my life together, my relationships together, everything above me, below me, around me, and in me together. For me, that's a picture perfect image of what His love is. He loves me so much, that He's putting people in my life, and then holding us together. He loves me so much, that everything was started with Him and finds purpose in Him. Ack. Love it!

I know that we were created to be in community. So any of us that try to do this whole faith thing as an island, are insane. We can't. We need to be in community with God, and in community with each other. Plain and simple. One of my favorite, favorite verses reminds us of just that.

"When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith,
but I also want to be encouraged by yours."
- Romans 1:12

When you find a friend like that, hold on tight. They're worth more than you know.