‘Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. ‘
James 1:22-25 https://www.bible.com/bible/111/JAS.1.22-25
Tomorrow evening, I will be posting the second blog post. It will be about mirrors. Spiritual mirrors. Becoming reacquainted with God can start to stir up stuff about yourself that you are not willing to face. We are about to embark on a week of looking intently into ourselves. Asking our Father to reveal the things that displease Him.
Be prepared, you might not like what you see, but you must face yourself. It was my first step. This is not about atonement, but being mindful of the things we must change because not only does it rob you of a relationship with God, but it makes your other relationships toxic.
But what I want you to understand is this is not for condemnation. Having a loving relationship with God is what brings you righteousness. This is removing the obstacles that will get in your way. God is not going to leave you because you have now revealed the ugly side of you. He is not expecting you to become perfect in this life. If you are not ready to face it, ask God with me for the strength to do so.
Heavenly Father, I have enjoyed these days I have spent with you. But Father I am not sure if I am ready to face the things I have done or the person I have become. But I know through your love, I have strength. Father prepare me to humble myself before the mirror and truly take in what You see. Lord, give me the strength to bear it, and not be filled with guilt, but know that through Your loving guidance from the Holy Spirit that image will change.
In Yeshua’s (Jesus) Name I pray, Amen