Daily Devotional – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

By on September 27, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Numbers 13: 17-25. The Report came back; “All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there. We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes and we looked the same to them.”

When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, “Go up through the Negev and on into the hill country. 18 See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many. 19 What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified? 20 How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees in it or not? Do your best to bring back some of the fruit of the land.” (It was the season for the first ripe grapes.)

21 So they went up and explored the land from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob, toward Lebo Hamath. 22 They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, lived. (Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) 23 When they reached the Valley of Eshkol,[a] they cut off a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes. Two of them carried it on a pole between them, along with some pomegranates and figs. 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshkol because of the cluster of grapes the Israelites cut off there. 25 At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land.

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Nearly everyone has heard, at some point in his or her life, the childhood story of Snow White. Peering into a mirror the wicked witch chants, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”  

Hoping for a positive response, the witch was greatly disturbed upon hearing the mirror counter with just the opposite of what was anticipated. Our internal mirror often misleads us. We see through the eyes of hurt, pain, loss, the bitterness of others that has been directed toward us, and a myriad of other issues that have tainted our view.

God wants to strip you of all that is false and build you into MORE, more of Him.

He wants to tear down in you everything that is false.

Image, be it real or imagined, accurate or inaccurate, is a foundational building block to developing an understanding of ourselves and our relationship with God. Image is the reproduction of a form or being; the exact likeness or visible representation of someone or something. 

God puts such a value on the image that He created man in His own likeness; after His own divine pattern. He then sent His Son to the earth to model that image for us today – what that should look like. What an awesome concept!  This truth is a hard notion for most Christians. We are created in His image, to reflect His image, to be transformed into the same image, from glory to glory. We are to be a representation of our Father in heaven. 

The difficulty arises when we, like the witch in the children’s story look into a mirror and receive information that is faulty, twisted, or an illusion.

How do you see yourself?  This can and will set your course in life! It can determine the success you experience, as well as the failure you may have to endure.

 Memory and Meditation:

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for creating me. Thank you for leading me. Please help me to see myself as you see me, and not as the world sees me. Help me to have the right image of You so that I can have the right vision of me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

EncouragementRobin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

 

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Daily Devotional – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall