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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Why the Mirror?

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I started this blog as a place discuss with others, some realizations that the Lord (Jesus) is continually leading me to.  This came after recognizing and accepting my need for a more consistent devotional life (after a lifetime of starts and stops) and a deeper, more committed prayer life. 

The title, "Angela's Mirror" comes from James 1:22-25: 

 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. (from www.Biblegateway.com)

This verse used to confuse me immensely! I knew that it was a gem and I knew it had a meaning that was important for me to know, yet, unlike other verses I read, I couldn't put my finger on what it meant! It drove me crazy...until...the Holy Spirit helped me to understand what I needed to know about it: That by sitting on the sidelines and attending church, listening *intently*, but not staying committed to study and not doing what the Word says (but just being frozen...doing nothing), I was deceiving myself.  I was also frequently confused about this Christian life, virtually walking away from the mirror of God's Word daily, "forgetting what I looked like (who I am in Christ)* and regretting it.


I prayed and asked God to help me, which is surely a prayer that He answers and He is helping/enabling me moment by moment.  It is my desire that something I reveal or something I say here, adds blessings and encouragement to you!

Please feel free to leave comments/feedback!

~Love, Angela

Middle Daughter, (Me in Center), Eldest Daughter, Youngest Daughter

1 comment:

  1. Woohoo! I got in. Good job Angie, and many blessings.

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