Thursday, March 16, 2006

March 15, 2006

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12

How distorted is the mirror you look into? Does it accurately reflect who you are? More important than your physical reflection, what mirror do you turn to in discovering your spiritual reflection of your identity? I have found that the most important pursuit in my life is the discipline of gazing into the countenance of God so as to see, from His vantage point, a reflection of me! God’s word contains that reflection, and today I would like to guide your gaze into the only mirror you will ever need…consider how your heavenly Father sees you*:

You may not know me, but I know everything about you (see Psalm 139:1)
You were made in my image (see Genesis 1:27)
In me you move and live and have your being (see Acts 17:28)
You are my offspring (see Acts 17:28)
I knew you before you were conceived (see Jeremiah 1:4-5)
I chose you when I planned creation (see Ephesians 1:11-12)
You were not a mistake, for all your days were written in my book (see Psalm 139:16)
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live (see Acts 17:26)
You are fearfully and wonderfully made (see Psalm 139:14)
I knit you together in your mother’s womb (see Psalm 139:13)
I brought you forth on the day you were born (see Psalm 71:6)
You are my treasured possession (see Exodus 19:5)
I am preparing for the time when we will be together again (see John 14:1-3)

*Adapted from Father’s Love Letter,