A Startling Reflection



More Jesus in My Day is a feature you'll find here at my blog every Thursday. Designed to lead you straight to the Savior, each short post offers simple, practical ways to know Him more.



For years I mirrored other people’s actions. Yell at me? I’ll yell at you. Ignore me? I’ll ignore you. Blow your stack? So will I.

And while that gave me a temporarily satisfied feeling, my responses always seemed to perpetuate the issue. (Imagine that.) Then one day a family member said to me, “For a Christian, I sure don’t see any difference in the way you act.”

Ouch.

I began to realize that instead of mirroring the person popping red-faced spitballs into my face, I could choose to take a deep breath, come under the control of the Holy Spirit, and mirror Jesus to them instead.

And that has completely changed my life.

Mirroring Jesus can only happen when we remain close to Him. Think about it. You can only see your reflection when you stand close to a mirror. And the truth is, we can only reflect Jesus when we stand close to Him.

Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. Live in me, and I will live in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. (John 15:4)



3 comments:

Susan Stilwell said...

Thanks for the reminder to stick close and not get sucked into a mess.
~Susan

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

A much better mirror, indeed.

Ginny said...

Excellent! Excellent! More wisdom words to reflect on today!

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