This morning I went in search of a scripture Holy Spirit brought to mind. When I found it, I glanced across the page and another verse caught my attention. James 1:25 was the verse. Here it is in context.
James 1:23-25 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 BUT he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
I decided to write out James 1:25 in my own words.
James 1:25—When we look into the mirror of God’s Word (Jesus) and see ourselves in Christ and see Him in us, it seems too good to be true. BUT if we keep looking, we become so blessed by what we see that we spontaneously begin making choices in line with His will. We begin living as He lives. It is no longer a battle with our mind, our will, or our emotions. We freely live in obedience and are blessed beyond measure.
Jesus gave us all we need to walk in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. He gave us Himself. Let’s keep looking into His word and looking at who He is. There is freedom and blessings without measure for us.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Colossians 3:3 AMP — For you died [to this world], and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.
John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Let’s let the Word of God transform us. The world needs to see what real Christians look like. They need to see HIM.
2 thoughts on “Who Do You See?”
Amen, a wonderful post 🙂
Happy you enjoyed it, Marsha.