Last week we had a look at how Jesus is the exact, mirror image of the Father. Today I want to tell you something amazing! You, too, reflect the Father. As love changes us we are transformed in order to reflect his glory. Ok, maybe our mirror image is not as perfect as Jesus' but nonetheless we can reveal the nature, personality and character of the Father to the world.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18 NASB)
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6 ESV)
You become what you look at! The more we gaze upon the beauty of the Lord, the more we shall become like him. Sometimes it feels as if change is either slow or non-existant but that doesn't mean it's not happening. As we find our home in love we will be transformed by its invisible power. We are being changed from one level of glory to another and all that simply means is we are reflecting the nature and personality of God in a greater way. Daily we are being changed to look more like Jesus (Romans 8:29).
If that is happening then what, or who, will people see when they look at us? Yes, they'll still see us, however they will also see Christ in us. They will see the God of love reflected in our lives. They will see that God is neither distant nor angry with them but he is the one who is LOVE. They will see love in our eyes, not our love but the love of the perfect Father, the One who wants to be a Father to them. That's amazing!
And something equally as amazing. You don't have to be perfect before you start to reflect love.
A Father to YOU is a signpost to the heart of the Perfect Father. When we became Christians we were given the right to become children of God (John 1:12). Sadly, many of us fail to take up that right and instead continue to live as slaves or orphans. But our true destiny is being sons and daughters who have a permanent place in the Father's family. This blog is an encouragement to help you know who God really is and who you really are.