As the morning Sun begun to rise it shone brightly. As it rose into the sky it reflected through the still, calm water placed beneath it. The water laid like a sheet of glass upon the earth’s surface as it mirrored the Sun’s image perfectly. But as something dropped in the water, it’s stillness was disturbed. It’s surface became rippled and in doing so, the reflection of the Sun became distorded. The Sun through the water’s reflection no longer mirrored the Sun but reflected that which looked nothing like it’s true likeness.
As sons and daughters of the King we are called to mirror the reflection of Christ through our lives. We are to represent our King for who He truly is. When we have our eyes fixed on Him and are learning to walk beneath Him, fixing our eyes on His ways and His Kingdom, we abide in His Spirit rather than our own flesh. In doing so, we can live a life of stillness and rest in His presence. However if we choose to react to circumstances, feelings/emotions and others, our eyes will not longer be fixed on the Lord but on ourselves and the world. Just like the waves creating a rippling effect when something was thrown into the pond, our lives too will become disturbed when we allow external conflicts to effect us internally. For we will no longer be mirroring our King for who He truly is. Others will only see a distorted image of Him rather than His true likeness.
When we learn how to rest in the Lord, He will be reflected perfectly through us. For when we learn to host His presence, our lives will be transformed and therefore those around us will be transformed too. That which we put our focus and attention onto will reproduce out of us for all to see-what we behold is what we become. For when we turn to gaze upon the Lord, putting our attention onto Him, we are no longer looking at the world around us. For the more time we spend in the glory of His presence the deeper we are able to know who He is and through that know who we are in Him. We are children, co-heirs of His Kingdom. For His glory is not recieved through business but through surrenderance and stillness. That which He has is ours. It is only through spending intimiate time with the King that we can understand and see His Kingdom clearly. It is only through removing all that is not worthy of His Kingdom that we can stand before Him with unveiled faces and see Him for who He truly is and through that being transformed into His likeness, mirroring Him through our little lives, for the world to see Him.
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 13:12
For all to see the King, we who are His sons and daughters are called to host His presence in such a manner that all who look upon us would no longer see men and woman but Christ Himself through us. Those around us are longing to see the true King. For we all need the King, may we represent Him well so that all who are seeking Him, may see Him for who He is. May we stand as faithful children, longing to share all that we have with others. For our King is enough for all, He has that which everyone is seeking for. May we no longer allow the storm around us, take our focus off of the Lord and onto ourselves. For He is all that we need, He is our sustainer, our Prince of Peace, the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings. He created us in His image, and Jesus died so that we may come back to representing that wholly.
Abba, thank you that we are able to come before you. Thank you that you deemed us as worthy to even behold your glory and presence. We are but dust and yet you see us as princes and princess. Thank you Jesus for the covering of your blood and life. Thank you that we no longer have to live in bondage but in freedom. May you give us the boldness and courage to keep our eyes fixed on you and only you. Remove all that may hinder us and purify our hearts so that we may see you. You are all we need, may we represent you well so all will see you clearly. In Jesus beautiful name. Amen.