Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Skinny Mirrors?

I'm still reeling a bit from seeing the difference in those two pictures I shared in my last post.  There's a part of me that says there must be something wrong with the second picture...how could I have changed that much?  It must have been something about the camera lens, or the mirror.  I've heard of skinny mirrors.  In fact, I've always wanted one.  If clothing retailers are smart, they've got them in their dressing rooms.

Looking in a mirror is usually an unhappy experience for me, but I have to admit they do give reflections that I need to see.  We bought a house that came with a lot of full-lenth mirrors, and I believe seeing myself  was the beginning of my desire to lose weight.  It's so easy to "forget" about any problem if you just choose not to look at it.  But it's harder to avoid reality when it is staring you in the face every time you turn the corner.

Which makes me wonder, what else am I avoiding about myself that could use some improvement?  I've heard it said that God's law is a mirror, and that it shows us our sin and our need for a Savior.  The first step to making any change in your life is to admit that you need to change...that you have a problem!  I would like to become friends with the mirror some day, because what I see reflected is a trimmer, healthier me.  And I would like to become friends with God's mirror too, reflecting the love of Jesus out to everyone I meet.

1 comment:

  1. My precious sister,
    I just love this, and you. What a wonderful thought. A scripture for you...
    James 1:23-25
    "Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it — he will be blessed in what he does."
    And you are being blessed in what you are doing. There's no problem with the mirror! You are taking off your old self and becoming a new creation. How amazing to watch someone follow God's Word.
    Love and blessings to you,


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