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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Your Reflection

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 (NLT)

Whose reflection do you see in your mirror?  Do you see the old person you were before the Grace of Jesus ripped open the veil that kept you from God’s presence? Perhaps you still wear the mask you wore before you believed in Jesus. You don't need to hide in fear of God. The love of Jesus for you at Calvary changed everything. God is not angry at you. He knows you intimately. He is in your spirit whether you “feel” Him or not in your mind. Until you see in your mirror the "new you" He has made, you will not see your reflection as He sees you. And how does He see you? He sees you through the eyes of His Grace—righteous because by faith you asked Him into your heart. Jesus took God's judgment for you. He took your guilt and shame. There is no need to "do" something to feel His forgiveness. He has forgiven you! You are free of that person you were. You are free of the enemy’s lies to destroy your faith. God loves you and wants you to come without hesitation into His presence. He wants you to "be" with Him.

Until this Truth renews your mind, you will never see yourself as He sees you. When you put on the new person He made you at Calvary—when the way you think is changed by the Holy Spirit—when you allow Him to open the eyes of your understanding—you start to see yourself as sees you. Your vision clears. The old veil that has covered your spiritual understanding is removed, and you have clarity. You understand His Grace doesn't judge your performance. It doesn't see the faults you see in the mirror. Grace sees the finished work in you that Jesus accomplished on the Cross. God gives you His Resurrection power to believe.

It is so frustrating trying to change the way you think about yourself. It is so much easier allowing the Holy Spirit to change your perception. "By his divine power," Peter wrote, "God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence" (2 Peter 1:3, NLT). The Lord—who is the Spirit—has imparted EVERYTHING you need to live the righteous life that you RECEIVED when you were born-again in your spirit. When you allow Him access to your mind, you believe by faith that His divine power will change your perception. When you grasp the love of Calvary in your soul, you see the new person He has made you. 

That veil that has hidden His promises from you is gone! The reflection of His glorious image in the mirror will inspire you so much more than your own! Believe and allow Him to love you with the gift of His life for yours. 

©2019 Lynn Lacher

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