Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Better Inside View, Enhanced Imaging Part 1 by Debra Courtney

Photo by Amelia Grace Photography  

A Better Inside View, Enhanced Imaging Part 1

By  Debra Courtney 

~What specific things are God's Will?
~What are the characteristics of a spiritual    mirror?
~What does it mean that a believer’s life is “hidden with Christ”? 

So turn to me and be helped – saved – everyone, whoever and where you are. I am GOD, the only God there is, the one and only. Isaiah 45: 22 MSG.  

We are to narrow all our interest until our spirit, soul, and body are focused on Jesus Christ. The greatest difficulty, spiritually, is concentrating upon God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Our troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. We should not look to other Christians (sons of Adam and daughters of Eve) as an image of what we should be, but instead we should focus on God. We will find what we are looking for if we concentrate on Him. Live your life on purpose for "who" you were designed to be. It is our eternal enemy that puts pressure on us.

And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transformed into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMP.   

The greatest characteristic a Christian can demonstrate is a total unveiled openness before God, which allows our life to become a mirror for others. When we allow the Spirit to fill us with His presence we are transformed, and by beholding God we become mirrors. Make a careful exploration of "who" you are and the calling you have been given. Take a moment and ponder this thought: Were you designed to make a living? Or were you designed to create a living?

Remember—Something good, but not what is the best, 
can tarnish the mirror in us. 

It is very important to focus on keeping our lives open to God. Set everything aside. The enemy likes to break our focus on the cares of this world, (i.e. work, clothes, housing, food, and luxury items etc...) The busyness of worldly cares blurs our focus on God. Don't allow a yoke of bondage to be placed on you again. Take the responsibility for doing the "creative" best you can with your own life. 



  1. I love your words. It made me think. And as I pondered both what its like to "be" a mirror, as well as my tendency to take control of my life and wrangle it away from God, this is the conclusion I came to that I wrote down:

    "As a 'Mirror', I can neither make a living or create a living. I can only reflect Living. And that's what I want to be. A reflection of Christ living in me. What I do in living is up to Him. It's not up to me to either make or create. I'm to simply accept with gladness what He is giving, and reflect back the joy and delight in His heart that He has for me."

    1. Thank You for your comment!
      Refelction is a beautiful thing especially when we can live out of "who" we were created to be. The likness of Christ is a journey to "be"hold and an journey of exploration and discovery for a lifetime. So glad to know that you accept with gladness His refelction. Then taking it a step futher and reflecting it back to Him all the joy and delight He has for you and the joy and delight you have in Him.


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