"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was."
James 1:22-24

When I went through all those years of depression, I belonged to support groups.  They would tell us to look in the mirror and say, "I love you. You are worthwhile".  I tried doing it a couple of times, but it depressed me even more because I did not like the person I saw in the mirror.  Today, I can look in the mirror and smile at myself with joy and happiness because I know that Jesus Loves me and my heart is right with Him.

How about you?  When you look in the mirror, what do you see?  Do you see a person with joy and smiles, or do you see a person with frowns and despair?  I could not change my heart no matter how hard I tried to please my family and friends.  It took the Love of Jesus to change my heart.  I was full of bitterness, hatred, and resentment.

You may put on a good act for your family and friends, but Jesus knows what is in your heart.  We can fool everyone else, but we can not hide from Jesus.  If you canít look in the mirror with a smile and joy in your eyes, I suggest you ask Jesus to change your heart.

August 28, 2005


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