A friend posted this on FB, and I thought it was too good not to share:
The other day I was hangin’ out with a friend. This friend is a Christian but doesn’t always act like one. Some days she’s in line with God’s Word, and some days life’s struggles get the best of her. It’s like she doesn’t know or use her God-given power – the same power that raised Jesus from the dead!
As our eyes met, I really wanted to say something about it but decided to let the Lord speak to her heart, knowing nothing I could say would have the same impact as her Father’s Words.
So I prayed with her.
After some time passed, I smiled at her …
And walked away from the mirror.
I can relate to the friend in the mirror. Can you? In fact, this might be what Oprah calls an “aha moment.”
Because we’re not perfect, and won’t be until we enter Heaven, we Believers sometimes live less-than-stellar moments. Our words or deeds produce an embarrassing snapshot—one we’d rather not have others see. Countless Bible verses remind us that the Lord lovingly takes our undesirable portraits, removes ugly sin stains, and frames every new morning in glamorous, one of a kind moments.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning: great is Your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22, 23, NIV)
If, like me, you saw yourself in the mirror, now’s the perfect time to repent, call on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and move forward in His faithful, unfailing compassion and love.
(adapted by eMarie)
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