In Proverbs 27:19 it states:
As water reflects the face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.
When I read that it got me thinking, what am I reflecting? Am I reflecting confidence, steadfastness, peace, self-control? If I have faith and trust in the Lord that is firm and unshakable, as it should be, for He is worthy of that faith and trust, then I would automatically exude confidence and steadfastness. But do I? Would I be likely to hear my Lord say, “Oh, you or little faith.” More often than I care to admit I think I would.
If I rest in the shadow of His wings would I not naturally have peace in my life? But is that what I do or do I fret and worry and try to do things on my own strength rather than rest in His strength.
If I allow myself to be controlled by the Fruit of the Spirit and develop that in my life would I not reflect self-control? Yet do I yield to the Spirit on a daily basis or even hourly basis? No not always, not even usually if I’m honest with myself.
Lord, I want to reflect confidence that comes from You so that others may learn that precious gift. I want to be steadfast in my faith, firm and unshakable, help me to reflect this so that others will be attracted to the best You have to offer. Lastly, Father I want to reflect a trust in You that will bring others to a saving knowledge of You. And if You will, may I also reflect wisdom and discernment, so that people will be drawn to the words of my mouth because they come from You.
Joy – A Woman After God’s Own Heart!