Monday, April 19, 2010

Reflections


As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.
Proverbs 27:19

What does my life reflect . . . in the good times . . . and in the bad times? The reflection shouldn't change if I really believe that He is Lord of both.

As the song says: Life is easy when you're up on the mountain . . . . But life isn't a perpetual mountaintop experience; instead bad things happen and trials come in so many forms. So, does my reflection change when I'm in the valley? Does it get muddy and distorted? I know that what's in my heart determines what God and others see in me.

Much of our growth takes place because of what we learn in the difficult times . . . the dark times. If we allow Him, He uses those times to make our reflections sharper and clearer, and His glory can shine through.

My prayer is that I'll be included in the "we" in the following Scripture:
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory,
are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory,
which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

II Cor.3:18

As we gaze on Your kingly brightness,
So our faces display Your likeness,
Ever changing from glory to glory;
Mirrored here, may our lives tell Your story;
Shine on me.
Shine on me.
~Graham Kendrick~

6 comments:

Ginny said...

Amen! You've said it just wonderfully!! And i love the beautiful reflection.

Southern Lady said...

Beautifully said. I have been going through a trial that is health related and have been determined to praise Him through all of it. He is with us through the sunshine and the rain and I am thankful for that. Thanks for posting this today. It is very uplifting and encouraging. Carla

Dawn said...

Your photography and the words you choose to go with it is always so wonderful. I have caught up on the last 3 posts now - again!

I can remember when my niece blessed me so much by telling me that she had been watching us through our trials with our son and saw us as being steady through it all. It humbled me greatly and made me want to always show that solid face.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love your blog, Glenda... Your words and pictures are always so perfect...

Yes---it's hard to come off of the mountain ---and then have to live a 'normal' life. I remember when I had a mountain-top experience one weekend (at an Emmaus Conference). BUT--when I came home, nobody understood.. It was hard for a few days. Life goes on though, and we have to live in those valleys as well as on the mountain.

Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

your reflection shines through in your blog ... and it's a lovely one

Sharon Lynne said...

You are right. It is in the difficult times that we learn so much. It is where we gain strength, wisdom, patience, trust and MORE TRUST---in HIM.

He is above and beyond and around EVERYTHING!

Thanks for this beautiful reminder.