Though a simple technology, mirrors are an amazing object. A piece of glass, placed over a highly reflective surface, reflects light in such a way that we can see ourselves clearly and perfectly. Like a mirror, God made man to be a reflection of Himself. Yet sin, separating us from God, tarnished God’s reflection, causing us to look nothing like Him. It’s the reason we needed to be born again; we needed a savior.
At salvation, God’s nature was placed at the core of our being. His Holy Spirit came to live in our spirit. If a mirror could be placed in front of your spirit, you would see a reflection of God – His Spirit within you. The Christian journey is learning to continually listen to and surrender to the life of God in our spirit, instead of being led and controlled by the familiar patterns of our flesh. It’s a lifelong process led by God through the reflective properties of His Word:
“Get rid of all uncleanness and rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls” (James 1:21).
The process, as stated in the verse above, begins as you receive, agree with and believe God’s Word. Transformation occurs as you repent when God reveals where your reflection does not resemble Christ’s. Sincere repentance releases a supernatural power that leads to a change in your thinking, and ultimately a change in your behavior.
Whatever your sin struggle, you can profess: “That’s not who I am in my spirit.” Reflect your true image in Christ using the mirror of God’s Word. Filling in the blank with your specific sin, confess: I’ve been believing and acting ________________________.
Then profess: But the truth is, because God is in me, ______________________.
In time, you will stand in awe as the person you see in the mirror begins to reflect the Spirit of God in you.
“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.”
2 Corinthians 3:18