There are eyes always on me – there are no secrets in our house. This morning as I flushed the toilet a two year old clapped for me shouting ‘Good girl’ – I wonder who she learnt that from? My little mimic is picking up all kinds of things. I am very glad to tell you that she has very good manners – Thank you mummy, thank you Daddy, thank you grandpa are all commonly heard. But she also has picked up a few ‘extras’ from day-care. Yesterday she did not like the song I was singing so she wagged her finger in my face and shouted ‘NO, STOP IT’! Certainly not learnt from me (if it was me she would be saying ‘Oh Jenny – sigh’). She has also taken to suggesting that we kick anything that has misbehaved – I can promise you no one has been kicked in our house!
My little girl is a little mirror for me – causing me to stop and look at my behaviour, actions and reactions. We have another mirror to examine ourselves by – the mirror of the word of God:
James 1:22-25 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it–he will be blessed in what he does.
How often we stand in front of the mirror to check our appearance and how seldom I examine myself in the mirror of God’s word.
Lord, thank you for the mirror of your Word. Let me see myself as you see me and adapt my behaviour, action and reactions to imitate You.
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