Monday, February 23, 2015

The Mirror

I have a mirror in my purse. It is worthless but I paid more for it than I should have because it seemed like such a good idea.

I don’t see much without my glasses so a purse mirror needs to have a magnifier part. This one does. It needs to have some kind of cover so it doesn’t get scratched. This one does. It needs to be small enough to fit in a purse pocket. This one does.

The thing is it doesn’t open all the way so you can hardly use it—ok that is generous—it is unusable.
Why do I hang on to it?
  •  I paid a lot for it (at least at that time in my life—ok let’s be    honest, at anytime in my life)
  •  I hate to waste things.
  •  I don’t have another one.
  •  I hate to admit it was such a stupid purchase.
  •  Who knows?????
So many times I see Christians trying to look into their past – they can’t really see well. They can’t really get the cover open. The past is too framed in emotion, ideals, longings of dreams to really see clearly. The glimpses are usually the pain, the justification—some hazy creation in our minds of what the truth of the past really looks like. Very like my magnifying mirror—I sorta guess where I am putting on my eyeliner from memory and feel.

Even when people cannot get the cover open they struggle anyway.

The thing is once under the blood of Christ it is gone but we stick our hands into that pool of blood and we have swirled in His blood to find the past memory.

Why do we try to dredge them up?
  • We paid a lot for that sin—so did Jesus—he paid more.
  • We like the pain of experiencing the sin again—Jesus cannot remember.
  • We haven’t replaced the sin with the word or the blood—we cheapen or try to negate what he did for us.
  • Who knows???? He knew
Throw away the stupid mirror. Renew your mind with the washing of the water of the word.

Look into His beautiful face and see yourself in His reflection. Get lost in His eyes.

What does this have to do with intercession?

If you see people stuck, trying to see, pray them into victory.

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