God Mirror Girl

God Mirror Girl

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Different Subjects: Different Mirror

I noticed this week (as I'm spending time with just me and the kids) that your God Mirror changes depending on who's looking in it. 

If kids are looking at you, they need to see themselves as God does...as children who need guidance, discipline, and boundaries.

If a person who's hurting is looking into your God Mirror, they may need to see how God loves them no matter what they're going through.

If someone is a little too self-righteous, maybe they need to see that from us, too...of course, in the loving way that God would show them.

Keeping our eyes and hearts focused on God, he'll make sure we know what each person we meet needs reflected back to them.  Looking toward Him will lead us all along the right path, and keep our own God Mirrors in check.  Don't forget, we need to check ours constantly, too.

Although it seems like a lot of stuff to keep track of, all we need to do is keep track of our relationship with God, and he'll guide us the rest of the way.

Here's to hoping that your God Mirror is clean and shiny every day!

God Bless!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Clearer Mirrors

You know, some of the clearest God Mirrors out there are kids. They really see so much more than we do as adults. And they're usually right (but don't tell them that!)

Maybe one day, when you feel like you woke up on the wrong side of the dirt, it takes your sweet kids to reflect to you how God sees you. "Mommy, you're the best mommy ever!" "There are no mommies prettier than you!" It can totally make your day.

On the flip side, kids can be your God Mirror showing you things that maybe aren't so hot about yourself...maybe something you should change...

"Mommy, when you get done with facebook, can we cuddle?" or "Mommy, don't yell, but I wanted to ask..."

So many times, especially when we've just been fired up about the Love of God, we fail to see that His Love doesn't always look pretty to us. Maybe He needs us to see things that we need to change. (Didn't want to read that part, didja?)

I can be thankful that, in my life, God uses cute, short people to reveal His truth to me! Sometimes that can soften the blow when he tells us things we don't want to (and usually pretend not to) hear.

Thankfully, for us, He sees the big picture, and he'll reveal it to us as we can handle it, and as we need to see it.

Sometimes it's relaxing to think that I'm not in charge of my life. I'll just buckle up, enjoy the ride, and share the story of the Driver with everyone I can!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

First Blog...

I've been threatening to do it for awhile, and here I am... Blogging. 

This is one I wrote last year for the Hearts @ Home blog.  I thought I'd start with it.
(The particular issue addressed is not causing concern anymore, but to take it out would be to take away from the blog)
I find it entertaining that I am writing about a God Mirror when this is something I really need to consult in my own life right now.

Recent problems with our boys and their behaviors (one struggles with his speech – stuttering – and the other has tics) have made me wonder what God wants me to do! More and more concerns seem to keep heaping themselves upon my spirit!

Which doctor is best for my kids? Will my insurance cover the treatment? What’s the best method of treatment? Do we medicate or not medicate? These questions are overwhelming to consider for children who were perfectly healthy (at least I thought so) until early 2008.

How can I cope? I need to bring it to my God Mirror.

What’s a God Mirror, you ask?

Your God Mirror reflects your world back to you the way God sees it, not the way you see it. You see, God has divine perspective on all aspect of our lives. When things seem so overwhelming that we continue to focus on them, it makes them even heavier on our hearts. Then, we begin to feel that we can never dig ourselves out from under such a pile of junk. Been there? I am right now! Bring it to your God Mirror and He’ll show you how things really are. A little Divine perspective never hurt anyone. Maybe it is a big deal. Maybe it’s not. We’ll never know until we ask the only one whose answer is always right.

In the same vein, we can be a God Mirror to others. We don’t always see in ourselves what God sees. We see all the warts and scars, while God sees all the goodness and kindness. Remember, God took the ugliness of our sins away from us as far as the East is from the West. That is what others should see in themselves when they meet us as Christians. Then, we’d have no reason to wallow in our own self pity.

Try to be someone else’s God Mirror today, and take your heart to your own God Mirror. You may be surprised at what you see.