Before there were cameras I wonder if the subject would tell the painter which angel to highlight? “Please draw me from the left, it’s my better side.”
As cameras have developed over the years from the Pinhole Camera of the 1500s to current high-resolution cameras packaged with our mobile devices, what story are the images telling?
Have you looked in the Mirror lately?
Often, if we are not content with what the mirror reflects, we just add a little makeup or just the washing of the face can tweak the image we see to be more palatable.
But we are more than what we see, aren’t we?
The Word of God reveals and speaks about the intention of our hearts. It doesn’t matter what the outside looks like, God knows us deeper than our skin container.
Today we know exactly how to take our “selfie”. We can take weight off and make it so that we look as thin as we want to be. The filters we use can remove wrinkles that life has deposited or we lighten the image so that we look more refreshed. And on and on it goes.
The filters remove impurities that we don’t like!
We have become master artist, or should I say deceivers!
The Bible says that we can entrust our entire being, the good, the bad and the ugly to Almighty God. The transforming work he does begins on the inside. It indeed will reflect on the outside. No filters – just fellowship with the Father that brings the fabric of our lives to its fullness!
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) He knows us!
Remarkably even though he knows our flaws, he loves us the way we are with an undying love.
No need to pretend around our Father. Not only does he see the outside, his work begins on the inside leaving us changed.
So, are you ready? OK, sit, take out the Word of God and begin to apply it like a fine moisturizer, conditioning every fiber of your being.
He does not want us to deceive ourselves. He knows we are depleted and wants to bring a revolutionary change!
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
Ready? Look into the Light, snap-snap.