Monday, September 5, 2011

Seeing ourselves

I Corinthians 13:12
We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

Many Christians don't fully see themselves in the light of God. They live in this spiritual fog never really understanding or grasping the truth of God. They become too religious minded to be any earthly good and they assume their present state is the right path to lead.

If we are willing to grow in the Lord then the fog begins to dissipate and we truly see ourselves through the mirror of God.

I have taught this truth for years and some Christians just did not get it. I have seen Christians who were 20 years into their faith and still bound to their self illusions. Even when they try to convince themselves they are not; they still lie in their own religious feces. They blame others for their lack of growth and freedom from past dealings. They were taught the truth for years but their self-centeredness and pride made the religious fog thicker. They perceive themselves differently than what others actually see them as. The fog is so thick that they look for a glimmering light in the distance. It is a horrible thing to be bound to one's religion and to look at one's own self righteous mirror. Many are never fully set free from such bondages.

Jesus came and gave us Holy Spirit. Through Holy Spirit we can see ourselves as we truly are. Through Holy Spirit we can have revealed the things that bind us. Jesus made it clear why some were set free from their own religious illusions while others stay bound. The difference was one looked to Him while the other looked to self.

As the religious fog in our life lifts, we can fully see ourselves as our God sees us. We can finally be free and will no longer blame others for our lack of growth and freedom. Allow Holy Spirit to reveal the true content of your heart. Allow Him to remove the fog from your life. Stop blaming others for your obvious lack. The circumstances in our life good or bad are meant to mold us and make us. They are never meant for us to use as crutches of excuses for our lives. Today you can find freedom in the Lord. Start looking at yourself through his mirror of truth.
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