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I Corinthians 13:12 (NKJV)

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face.  Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

New International Version(NIV)

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.

The Message (MSG) 

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!
 At PromiseLand San Marcos we have been delving into vision.  Not necessarily how you might think.  We aren’t necessarily talking about getting a vision and pursuing purpose although we do believe in personal vision and purpose.  In this instance, we are talking about getting a correct vision of God. 

Last Saturday, I attended a writers group called Kingdom writers.  We were given I Corinthians 13:12 and asked to discuss it and express what we think of it.  I’ve always thought about it in light of the prophetic, we do not know all things at this time but one day these things will be revealed.  This time, I thought about this scripture in light of vision. 

What vision do you have of yourself?  Is it the correct vision or are you seeing yourself through a murky mirror?  Do you see yourself how God sees you?  Then I thought about Galatians 2:20 which says, “I have been crucified with Christ;  it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me;  the life which I know live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me”.   When I look in the mirror, I should be seeing Jesus Christ for it is He who lives in me. 

Many times our mirror is dirty; there is all kinds of build up on our mirror; things that have happened to us, thing we have done, things we have seen and heard and said cloud our vision.  Then God will graciously grant us a season to begin to wipe away the grime.  Sometimes, He does the wiping, sometimes He helps us to wipe away the grime and sometimes He will send someone into our life to help us with the clean up.  Most of the time, it is a combined effort. 

If you find that lately your refection in that spiritual mirror is foggy or unclear, begin to pray that God would adjust your vision.  Align yourself with what He says about you; believe it.  What God says about you is the only truth you should believe about yourself, everything else is just fogging up your mirror.

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