Dear Ones,
  You are getting this early today and hope you wake to a glorious day! The question for today is: What do you see when you first look into the mirror? I hope you see a beloved child of God that is in the process of being transformed. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see beautiful bright eyes and soft skin and perfect physique? That is not what looks back at me in the mirror! I am soon going to have a big birthday next month and I notice wrinkles, and freckles and hair that is getting lighter (gray to be exact) around the edges. Clearly it is not the same image I saw in the mirror years ago when I was young and first in love, but the mirror doesn’t lie.  
  But there is a more important mirror. It says in scripture that God’s word is like a mirror and it shows us the truth of what we are really like inside. It’s not very pretty at all for we are all sinners and in need of a heart makeover. But it is not something we can do ourselves, but only to recognize our condition and ask forgiveness and for our Maker to do a major heart change. It is quite astounding to go from an ugly sight to being covered over by His grace and being made entirely new and beautiful. The more we agree with what we see in the mirror and ask for Him to cleanse us, the more we will become like Him.
  As we look into the mirror of His Word, wonderful transformation can take place.  Paul says in II Cor. 3: 18, “We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
  It makes me think of Cinderella who is dirty and dwells amongst the cinders and then being transformed into a princess. The change is so over the top, that sometimes we are not even recognized from what we use to be. Let us be conformed more and more to His image, that even our outward appearance changes and others begin to see Jesus in us.
   Challenge for today: Look into the mirror of His word and let Jesus change you from inside out. 
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy