“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”
– Billy Graham
Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
Many of us spend a lot of time in front of the mirror. It shows our flaws and we take immediate action to correct them so that we look better. This is an important part of many people’s morning routines, and some will even carry a mirror in their bag to continue to make adjustments throughout the day. Some people may look in the mirror but not make the necessary changes because they are simply not interested. Their flaw would continue to be visible as they go about their life.
The Word of God is like a mirror and it shows the flaws in our hearts. We have the choice to either walk away from the mirror or make the adjustments needed to correct our flaws. Just as we check our appearance before we leave the house every morning, it is important to read the Word of God to check the condition of our hearts before we start the day.
Let the Word of God reflect light into our hearts so that we will be acceptable in His sight like we are accepted in society. “Thy word is lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path” (Psalm 119:105).
I am able to find the time to be in front of the mirror and adjust the little flaws I see. Give me the time from this day forward to spend with the mirror of Your Word so that I can grow to have a pure heart. Amen.