Saturday, May 9, 2009

Summer Days and Reflecting Him

So much for the whole idea of restful, uneventful summer days! My whole summer is filling up rapidly and I have so much to do just today, not to mention in the next few weeks.  I will potentially be going on a minimum of four trips this summer, while taking two online classes  and working at least 3 days a week. Not to mention all the friendships I'm dying to catch up on!

Though to be honest, its getting to the point where I like being busy. Sure, I have my days when I'm frustrated and I feel like I can't handle it anymore, but overall I know I'm blessed and everything will work out. 

On other notes, here are the current verses I'm memorizing: 

2 Corinthians 3: 16-18, NLT

But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, then the veil is taken away.
Now, the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, he gives freedom.
And all of us have had that veil removed so that we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even more.

I love this. This has been a desire of my heart for a while. I am a believer, I trust in Jesus Christ as my Savior and know that the only way I am redeemed from my faults, shortcomings and sins is because He died and took that punishment for me.  Because I have turned to God, the veil that limited my understanding of the truth of scripture (v. 14-15) is lifted. I can now meet God in a way similar to Moses when his face shone (Ex. 34:33-35)! Because of this, I am to be a mirror that shines for Him. It doesn't say the veil was removed so I could shine for God sometimes, or that I could choose to reflect Christ or to not reflect Him; the veil is removed so that I, as I look to Him, will be transformed and become more like Him.

Look at v. 18 in the NKJV too: 

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Now that we are unveiled, we are looking, as in a mirror, at the glory of God and that image in changing us into the same image through His Spirit. 

I don't know if this is exactly what Paul was describing, but I like to imagine me, standing and looking into a mirror, and Christ is standing behind me so I can see His image too. As I look at Him, I can see at the same time myself, my flaws and sins, being cleansed with His blood and I become pure, like Him, and from glory to glory transformed into the woman Christ has created me to be! And that woman is one who is constantly reflecting Him wherever I go and no matter what I say. It's exciting stuff!!


RamblingMother said...

those are lovely reflections. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Michaela said...

I hope that you enjoy your summer and that it doesn't pass by you too quickly! Thanks for stopping by! =)

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