Tuesday, October 23, 2007

For God's Sake - Keep It Real

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What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Recently, a wonderful friend wrote and told me what she sees when she looks at me.
I was humbled by her words, and surprised really, for I don't see what she sees.
She was very complimentory and I won't share her words, for I don't feel deserving of them.
When I look in the mirror, I see insecurity, hesitation, fear and doubt.
Sometimes I see joy, sometimes sorrow.
On a good day I see a smile that's staying. Other days, I don't bother looking.

I wonder what God sees when He looks at me?
I know what I want Him to see.
I'm not sure He does.
He knows me inside and out. I cannot hide from Him.
What makes me think I can hide from the world?

Sometimes I feel I can't be real with people. I want to be, but I'm afraid of what they might say
when they find out I'm not perfect.
The thing is, life is short and getting shorter every day.
We're going to be held accountable for our actions.
I don't have time to not be real.

So I apologize now, because what you see is what you get. I'm going to make every effort to be real.
If you want to know how I'm doing, just ask. If you really don't want to know, please don't ask.
And if you do ask, don't be surprised if I ask you if you really want to know...

And praise God for His promise!

"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known." 1 Corinthians 13:12

When I see Jesus face to face, I want Him to smile at me and say, "Yeah, it wasn't always pretty, but you kept it real."


Rachelle G. said...

I'll bet just about every woman I know feels the same way about who we see when we look in the mirror. Thank God, he knows who we really are.

Anonymous said...

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Howdy

P.S. Here's some blogs & videos
that I found of interest as
I negotiated my way through

Every Student
My Blog Video
Religion Comparison
Avoid This Place
Danish Cartoons
Arabic Cartoons
Muhammad or Jesus???
Answering Islam
Is Jesus God?
A Short Look At Six World Religions
God's Word in different languages...
How to become a Christian
Who Is Jesus?
See The Word
Watch The Jesus Movie
Spanish Cartoons
German Cartoons
Chinese Cartoons
Italian Cartoons
Greek Cartoons
Japanese Cartoons
Portuguese Cartoons
Around the Well
French Cartoons
Hindi Cartoons
Russian Cartoons
Little Girl
Get Saved?
You & Sin City
Mysterious Disappearance
Evolution Video
The Departure
You Need To See This
'Thought & Humor'

Tell me sometime what your
thoughts are about all this:O)