I sent a prayer need to a friend last week. She is a mighty and powerful pray-er, and I appreciate her very much. In response to my request, she told me that I was being too hard on myself. That I was doing well in my circumstances, and that God would help me do even better. That I wasn’t seeing myself as I should. She said; “The Lord would like to give you a new mirror – His Eyes will be your mirror.”
How beautiful. The Lord wanted me to see myself the way He sees me. For Our Heavenly Father does not see us the way others see us. He does not see us the way we see ourselves. When He looks at us He sees us through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus. So may we remember, you and I:
That when you see yourself as a failure; The Father sees your effort as a success. He is pleased and will be there to help you to try again and again and again.
When you see yourself as dirty because of past mistakes you have made, remember; when He looks at you He sees you clean. As clean and white as snow (Isaiah 1:18).
When you see yourself as unimportant, remember, The Lord sees you as significant. So much so that He suffered the agony of The Cross because of His Love for you. (John 3:16).
When you see yourself as unlovable, remember; His Love for you is so high, wide, deep and long that you cannot even begin to understand it. And it is burning for you. (Ephesians 3:18)
When you see yourself as unforgiveable, remember; The Lord stands ready to forgive. All you need to do is ask Him. The price has already been paid. (1 John 1:9).
When you see yourself as wounded, even beyond repair, remember; The Lord sees you as healed. It is what He is willing and able to do. (Isaiah 53:5).
Wherever you see yourself as lacking in beauty, or ability, or courage remember, The Lord sees you as His precious child.
The Lord wants you to have a new mirror. He wants you to see yourself the way He does. As clean, and important and loved and successful and brave. He wants you to lift your eyes and look into His. Then you will see your reflection shining out from the Light of His Perfect Love.
***I chose a butterfly for this week’s post because of their beauty in spite of imperfection. Look closely and you may see a tear in their wing that comes from living in this world. Yet that is not what we notice when we see them. We see the splendor of that which they were created to be.