M – Mirrors with God Inside {26 Surprising Ways to Encounter God, A-Z}

“You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you?”
The Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 3:16 (The Message)

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M—Mirrors

I’m looking for a new hairstyle. I flip through pictures online of short cuts.

Then I look in the mirror.

I confess. It’s disappointing. Regardless of the hair, the face still shows up. The models in the photos look fabulous, young, flawless.

This face in the mirror? None of those things.

It’s time for a little self-preaching. . . .

Try This

When we get discouraged by aging exteriors, let’s remind ourselves of ever-renewing interiors.

  • God is in us.
  • God is in us.
  • God is in us.

Can anything be more stunning than that? 

Look in a mirror now (or look at yourself through your phone’s camera). Say these words aloud to you and God,

“Lord, I know you’re in me. I’m grateful you live in me. You are beautiful in me.”

Learn More

• 8 Verses that Show Jesus Lives in You
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• How Do Mirrors Work?

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What do you see in your mirror? When you don’t like it, what do you tell yourself? Please share in the comments.

Coming up tomorrow:

  • Week in Review
    Reflect back on H–M, ways we encountered God

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6 thoughts on “M – Mirrors with God Inside {26 Surprising Ways to Encounter God, A-Z}

  1. blankBetsy de Cruz

    Lisa, this so encourages me. Thank you. I was just remembering how a few years ago, God spoke to me about inner beauty. He showed me 4 specific things in my heart to work on getting rid of. (Or to let Him get rid of.) They were control, criticism, judgment, and complaining.

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Oh, that is good stuff, Betsy! I love your list of 4 things. I’m going to add that to my October goals that I look at every day. Let go of control, criticism, judgment, and complaining. Thanks, friend.

  2. blankfloyd

    I don’t worry so much about the mirror anymore. I can’t stop the road maps of life that show up there.

    Here’s what I’ve noticed as I get older. I find true beauty in folks that show love with their actions. As we get older the senses don’t fool us like they did when we were younger.

    Seeing with the eyes of our Father is truly seeing!

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      I like what you’re saying, Floyd. And I do believe it’s true. We’re old enough to know how fleeting outward beauty is. The beauty that lasts comes from the inside.

  3. blankJune

    I can’t say I’m happy with the reflection, but I don’t obsess over it. Life goes on and my life goes better the less I think about self. I’ve learned that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. The more we love someone the more beautiful they are to us. And I agree with Floyd, a person’s actions show their true beauty. Good luck with the new hairstyle, Lisa! (if you want my opinion, I think the one you’ve got is pretty fab!)

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Thanks for these encouraging words, June. Sometimes I get in a funk over aging, but I know that what you and Floyd are saying is right on target. I’m grateful to have a husband who says those same things.

      I have a hair appointment tomorrow afternoon so I may need to come back and re-read your words to not obsess over my reflection in the mirror. 🙂

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