A LOOK IN THE MIRROR
Growing up my sister probably had close to every Disney movie that came out in the 90s. She really had an impressive collection. There was Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, and Pocahontas to name a few few. I even had a couple favorites of my own like Aladdin and The Lion King. But one of the most intriguing movies of all came out before most of us were born. “Mirror, mirror on the wall”, a popular phrase from the movie Snow White that we can all recite. As the wicked queen would gaze into the enchanted mirror, she would examine her beauty and demand to know the status of her ranking. Without fail, the mirror would always declare to the queen that there was one who was fairer than her.
Sometimes I give my wife a hard time about how long she stays in the mirror preparing herself. She then reminds me that she is simply more thorough than I am. Truthfully, I am not much different. I find myself brushing my teeth, washing my face, and combing the little hair I have, all in the mirror. Regardless of the duration, and not so much different than the queen, we all look in the mirror to evaluate ourselves. We search for the flaws and attempt to fix what does not look like we want it to look. Although it takes time and patience, some are more determined to get it right than others.
The Bible is our spiritual mirror, James 1:23-25 describes it as the perfect law of liberty. As we read it, we should be both intent and consistent in looking to check ourselves out. Not only can it show us our reflection but also an image of what we should be. Although we will never be perfect in this life, our spiritual mirror gives us a clear view of the One who is. It allows us to examine ourselves and take steps to make the necessary corrections. Simply put, anytime there is a difference in what we see in the bible compared to what we see in ourselves, we are presented with an opportunity to grow. As a result, the more we grow spiritually, the more we reflect our Savior, Jesus Christ.
How can you be more intentional in allowing the Bible to show you opportunities to grow spiritually?
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