Mirror Therapy

After reading my “Verse of the Day” from BibleGateway this morning, I just couldn’t stop thinking about it or remain silent. Having been instructed and reminded lately of how even nature will cry out in worship to the Lord (see video below), I sincerely can’t resist or stop short of proclaiming Him, or at the very least, speak with as much volume as nature speaks.

But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”  (Luke 19:40)

The verse, good for everyday… “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” James 1:22 NASB

You may be wondering “How did you get here from there?”  Well, the answer is in the how and where He leads me.

I was immediately taken to the mirror from the Word…

23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.” (James 1)

And from the mirror, I find myself at “the quiet, the still, the tranquil, and the refreshing waters, where He leads me– that when I peer into that flat-calm, mirror-like water I can see my reflection with Him, and I’m reminded again of who goes before me, with me, beside me, and never leaves me.

“He guides me in paths of righteousness… For His name’s sake.”  “YES!” The Lord is my Shepherd that I will no longer want for anything, nor need anyone else, in His place. He has made me to lie down in greener pastures, where I can now look right up to Him and marvel at His great works, majestic beauty, glorious beginnings and final chapters.

And every time I look into that mirror now, I am reminded, clearly, of whose child I am and exactly who I walk with… as I “go”.   (Especially, as I walk through the shadow of the valley of death… )

With every breath I take <))) “Praise You Lord!!!” 

Mirror Therapy  🙂
~ jam4JESUS

My recent God-send…

Cicada friendLook who joined me after I’d packed the vehicle to leave the Farmers’ Market last Wednesday.  And once he got a taste of worship music, he wouldn’t leave me until I deposited him on a leaf across town.   (I wonder what the Lord is sending me this week.  I know it will be good whatever it is.  🙂  )

 

Isaiah 55

10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
12 “For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
13 “Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up,
And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up,
And it will be a memorial to the Lord,
For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”

 

Psalm 23 (NASB) The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd. A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

James 1

22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

 

“GOD BLESS YOU!!!”

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About jam4JESUS

I... 'will seek [First] the LORD my God, and I will find Him if I seek Him with all my heart and with all my soul.' Deut. 4:29 I... 'shall love the LORD my God with all my heart, with all my soul, and with all my strength.' Deut. 6:5 I... 'Trust in the LORD with all my heart, And lean not on my own understanding; In all ways... acknowledge Him, And He shall make my path straight.' Proverbs 3:5-6 I... 'remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you' 2Tim. 1:6 I... 'thank God, whom I serve... without ceasing... I... remember YOU in my prayers night and day,' 2Tim. 1:3 I... am to 'Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let my requests be made known to God' Phil. 4:6 I... KNOW: 'I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.' Phil.4:13 'My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.' Phil. 4:19 'My GOD will never leave me, nor forsake me.' Heb. 13:5 JESUS so loves me, this I... KNOW
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