Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the truest of them all? The mirror- window to the soul, reflecting, echoing and emulating, who? What? We glance or gaze in the mirror hoping it will tell us that we look ok, that it’s safe to reveal ourselves in public. How often do we look into the real mirror, the mirror of truth which never lies? Out of His goodness, God gave us the powerful Word of truth that saves us. As we humbly accept that word of truth in our lives, the mirror becomes a friend to our souls.
So instead of just looking into the mirror for outward appearance, try looking at your inner disposition. If we are not careful, the world, flesh and the devil distracts us from pursuing character witness, thereby clouding the life of Christ. The world is longing to see and experience the Christ within every believer. After looking in the mirror of God’s truth, remembering and acting upon what we’ve read, people will encounter the risen Christ through us. In James 1:16-18, he lists the Word of truth as one of God’s good and perfect gifts unto salvation. We are then able to share this great salvation with those around us. We are a sampling of the kind of people God calls unto Himself.
The enemy majors in character assassination intent on destroying our effectiveness for the kingdom of God. The word of truth not only convicts, but heals and enables. As we continuously gaze into the word of truth, we avoid deception and Hebrews 4:12 rings true in our lives: “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart (NASB).” In this, we allow the word access into the very fiber of who we are. Then, the mirror image will less likely flee from our minds. We will remember who we are.
In James 1:22, we are admonished to obey the Word and not merely listen to it. When we obey God, our faces reflect the truth of what we saw in the mirror of His Word. When we walk away, we won’t forget, we will meditate and act upon the truth as we go. For in Him, we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28) As we are blessed, we can bless others. May your mirror reflect the one who is truest of all.