Who is this reflection in my MIRROR?

What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Do you see someone who is the real you?
Do you see someone trying to be the real you?
Do you see someone who can't be the real you?

Is that your reflection in the mirror?
Are you really made in the image of God?
Or do you think you were not made in His image?
What about the life you're living
Does it reflect this image you see when you look in the mirror?

Does this person have the same name as yours?
Does this person have the same mind as yours?
Are you trying to be the person in the mirror?
Or is the person trying to be you?

What is this reflection I see?
Am I real or am I fake?
Do I want to be real, I think so
But can I be real with myself, maybe not.
Is it about what I want or what my mirror image wants?

Gosh, I want to be the reflection of God.
I don't want to be the reflection of this flesh I live in.
My flesh is waring with my spirit
But my spirit must overcome
The me I see is a reflection of the image of God.

Is it possible to reflect God in my mirror?
It seems so possible but yet so far-fetched
That smile should reflect God's smile
But is He smiling at me first?
That heart beat should reflect God's heart beat
But does my heart cry out for God first?
Does my heart beat when God's heart is beating?
Or does my heart bleed when God's heart is bleeding?
My voice should be the voice of God
But can I hear Him when He is speaking?
Do I even know what His voice sounds like?
But I can't hear His voice if I don't try to.
Can I be His reflection?
Yes, I know I can
and I know you can
Do I have to take the first step?
No, I don't
God already took the first step
So I can take the second step

Lord, I want to hear your voice
Lord, I want to be a reflection of You
Lord, when I look in the mirror, I want to see You.


Find Me Here
Speak To Me
I want to feel You
I need to hear You
You are the light
That's leading me
To the place where I find peace again.

You are the strength,
that keeps me walking.
You are the hope,
that keeps me trusting.
You are the light to my soul.
You are my purpose...
You're everything.

How can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

You calm the storms,
and You give me rest.
You hold me in your hands,
You won't let me fall.
You steal my heart,
and You take my breath away.
Would You take me in?
Take me deeper now?
How can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?
And how can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?

Cause You're all I want,
You're all I need
You're everything,
Song playing is by Lifehouse.

***The VEIL was on their EYES***

Ever wondered why people read the scriptures time and time again, but they can't really see or comprehend what you're seeing? Ever wondered why you read a line, and then someone else reads that line, but instead they change the whole meaning of that line to suit a selfish purpose? And in the process of changing the meaning, they actually get to a comfort zone where they can boldly declare that, "this thing I'm doing isn't really wrong," even if they CLEARLY saw it in God's word?

Well guess what? Yesterday night I came across a scripture that talks of a certain type of VEIL that covers their eyes to really see what they should be seeing...

"But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" 2 corinthians 4:3-6

In this piece, the 'god of this age' represents the devil. The enemy has accomplished placing veils on the eyes of so many, so that they really do not SEE what they should be SEEING...in other words, they have become BLINDED to the TRUTH...

***Do NOT let him place a VEIL on your EYES
Say NO to the VEIL***

What is your WORTH? Ten thousand rubies???

"She wasn't fluent in her speech, she wasn't attractive to anyone. At least she felt that way. She looked all around her and beheld beauty every where, but she couldn't grasp it. She couldn't physically hold it. She was in and out of relationships in the twinkle of an eye, no guy understood her worth. So she felt worthless. She felt used. She felt cheap. She didn't understand why she was born into a world such as this one. She was a constant object of discrimination."

But one day, God spoke to her and let her know that until she realized her "WORTH", her life would continually be miserable. "You cannot give what you don't have; if you have not love, you cannot give love and you won't be loved back." When she heard that, she searched within herself to see if she had love. Instead she saw 'unfriendliness,' 'jealousy,' 'despise' and 'deslike of other people.' There are certain things that she had allowed to happen to her because she did not realize her "WORTH." People had used her and trampled upon her because she did not realize her "WORTH." Then she said to God, "how can I find my worth?" and He led her to the following scriptures...

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, but have not LOVE, I have become a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal." 1 cor 13:1 (I love you, so accept My love and fill your heart with My love so that you can freely pour it out on others in return. If you have all the good qualities in the world, but have not love, then you are still WORTHLESS).

"Who can find a virtuous wife? For her WORTH is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her." Proverbs 31:10 (If you don't find your worth, no man will ever love you or respect you the way you should be. But a woman that knows her worth is respected by her husband. You cannot give what you don't have or receive what you have not given. If you don't give love and respect, you will receive neither).

"And the king (David) said to the people, "I also will surely go out (to war) with you myself." But the people answered, "you shall not go out! But you are WORTH more than ten thousand of us now." 2 Samuel 18:2-3.

I still don't know what is was that gave David's army the boldness to say that David was worth more than ten thousand men!!! It was the 'worth' of David. He was a worshipper, a man after God's own heart. He was always seeking the face of God and He was a mighty King and mighty warrior. How can a woman be more precious than rubies? How can her worth be far above those precious stones? The proverbs 31 woman showed a rare kind of love for her husband and her family. You cannot give what you don't have, or receive what you have not given.

At a stage in your life, you have to ask yourself this question, "what is my WORTH? How precious am I to God? How precious am I to my partner, friends, and my family?" If you don't have an answer, you need to re-evaluate yourself and how you live your life. Are u reckless or meticulous? Loving or hateful? The way you live your life will determine whether you are worthy of being respected or whether you should be trampled on and used. A very wise person once said, "you cannot give what you don't have." If you don't have God, then you don't have any worth. You are basically "worthless," for lack of a better word. Our worth lies in the fact that we were created in the image of God...and every day our lives should reflect that WORTH...

***What is your WORTH?***

Would I rather Live my life for a LIE???

***This post is part of the friday verse series. As you read this, I pray you ask yourself the very daring question too many people are scared to ask themselves. "Would I rather live my life for a lie?"***

Would I rather live my life for a lie?
Or shouldn't I find the purpose for which I was created?
Would I rather live my life for a lie?
Or shouldn't I find out if what people say is true?
Would I rather live my life for a lie?
Or should I find out if there is really a God somewhere?

Who created LIGHT?
Who owns the treasury of SNOW?
Who caused the mountains to skip?
Who parted the red sea into two?
Who gave me breath so I can live?
Who has the power to stop my breath?
What's the thin line between life and death?
What does it profit a man if he gains his life and yet loses his soul?
Then vanity upon vanity, all will be vanity...

Would I rather live my life for a lie?
Or should I really find out if I can talk to this God?
Would I rather live my life for a lie?
Or should I just give this thought a try?
Would I rather live my life for a lie?
Or are the testimonies I've heard really true?

My life wasn't perfect
At least not up till now
T'was God who repaired my family
Put us back together again
The enemy tried to separate us
But years ago, even while we weren't strong
God's eyes were watching us
Destinies were almost destroyed
But today I can't believe we're sane
Now I realize the fight wasn't physical
It was a fight between darkness and light
Who saved us from destruction?
Was it God?
Or did we fix up the mess ourselves?

Would I rather live my life for a lie?
Or is it really true that God opened Hannah's barren womb
Would I rather live my life for a lie?
Or did God really free the Isrealites from their slavery in Egypt?
Would I rather live my life for a lie?
Or is the story of the valley of dry bones brought back to life really true?
Would I rather live my life for a lie?
Or is it true that the tomb was empty when they went back?

How come God speaks to me
I remember when I had a weird dream
One of my family members was narrating a story of death to me
I woke up and called her immediately
and I realized there were some dangerous things on her mind
things she had no concern even thinking about
we opened the bible and read it
and she started looking at things differently after that
So was it God that spoke to me in my dream?
causing such intervention to happen?
Or was it just a figment of my imagination
Does God exist?
Or was that night just a coincidence?
The thin line between death and life?
I haven't just read about this God
He was the one that woke me up from my sleep that night
To stop a major mishap from happening
Anything can happen
When the enemy takes a hold of your MIND.

Would I rather live my life for a lie?
And then on the judgement day
I find out that it was really true
that there was a man called JESUS
Who really died on the cross to set me free

God has diverse characteristics
Right now, He's an avid Lover and Savior
His heart cries out to have mercy on us daily
But when the last day comes
God will change from a "Savior" to a "Righteous Judge"
And His arm will no longer save anyone
He can only save you NOW, before the end comes
The LAMB of God is also the LION of the tribe of Judah.

Do you want to continue living a reckless life?
A life that has NO God and no boundaries?
Would you rather live your life for a lie?
Only to find out on the last day that all THESE THINGS ARE TRUE?

***I would rather live my life for the TRUTH
How about you?***

"And YOU will be KISSED."

***This post is part of the friday verse series. This friday may you come to the realization that when you run back into God's arms, you WILL be kissed***

Remember the story I narrated two posts ago about how Amnon raped his sister Tamar (because of a little white lie that became a hypothesis, and then a full-blown theory)? So basically, what happened after that was that Tamar's immediate brother, Absalom, got mad at mr. Amnon the rapist, and he eventually killed him for what he did to his sister, for taking away her virginity. He was so mad. How could his step-brother do that to their sister? That was unbelievable! He had to do something...he couldn't take it anymore.

After the murder, Absalom fled for his life and did not see his father for years. Until a prophet (Joab) skillfully formed a plot that will bring Absalom back into his father's fold. It would be lovely if you can read the story yourself from 2 Samuel 13 to 14, so that you can grasp the fullness and intensity this story carries. Though Absalom became a murderer, David eventually forgave him when he returned. Reminds me of the parable of the prodigal son...a child who went to a faraway land and departed from his father. But his father kept looking far into the distance, waiting for the day his son would return back to him. And when he returned, he kissed his child...who was lost, but then became found. This is the story of God reconciling back to a child who was lost in the world, but then realized he could find himself again in God's arms.

"And when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king. Then the king (his father) kissed Absalom." 2 Samuel 14:33

***Are you a murderer? A kiss is waiting for you today.
Have you done something that you feel can never be forgiven? A kiss is waiting for you today. This friday, all you need to do is first recognize what you've done, ask for forgiveness, make a determination to change, then run into His loving arms. A KISS is definitely waiting for you***
*Have a happy easter as u dwell on this*

They say a picture paints a thousand words (My VisualDNA)

So babsbeta enticed me...

"Little White Lies"

They start out as little nuggets and snippets of ideas. Crackers in a biscuit box. Then the ideas are whispered into someone's ears. They become hypotheses, then they become theories. Then finally, they become actions. This was exactly what happened when Amnon raped his sister Tamar in 2 Samuel chapter 13. It's a very interesting story to learn from. I happened to read it this morning.

Amnon: (thinking) I'm attracted to her
Inner voice: she's your sister
Amnon: I'm still attracted to her physically
Inner voice: She's your sister

This scene is over and the curtains are closed. What happens after this scene is that the devil sees that you are having trouble with little white lies that become ideas in your head. Then he sends someone your way...someone, who is apparently one of your close friends, stops over by your house and confirms your sin. Telling you your idea is excellent. The idea is becoming a hypothesis.

Amnon: Jonadabab, I want my sister
Jonadabab (Amnon's cousin): It's okay to want her. You're only human
Amnon: thank you, I thought so. I didn't make myself want her
Jo: I know cousin
Amnon: She's always in my face, and she's luscious.
Jo: Pretend you are ill and just ask the king, ur father (David) to send her to bring you cakes.
Amnon: (smiling)
Jo: all you have to do is let her feed you the cakes

At this point, the hypothesis is now a theory and you feel it's not really a sin. For your cousin to agree with you, everyone else in the world must feel this way sometimes, and they must have taken the same actions.

At the end of the story, Amnon raped his sister, Tamar. He committed sin against his own body (defilement), and his body no longer was a temple of God. The funny thing is that the very cousin who encouraged him to go forward and do this was the same cousin in a later verse that went to his father, David, and told him the full story. David did not have the slightest idea that "little white suggestion" Jo was even involved...be careful of friends that help you complete evil thoughts. When the time for judgement comes, they will turn around and act like they weren't involved. You'll be left alone to wallow in self-pity. Think about all the little white lies boiling in your blood...they can be caught before any major bad thing happens!

***Catch your ideas early before they become hypotheses.
Catch your thoughts fast before they become encouraged by worthless friends.
You know what is "right" all by yourself. Do it.
Not all ideas are theories.
Not everyone is your true friend
Not everyone will tell you what is RIGHT***


By Morgan Brown

Month 1

Mommy I am only 8 inches long
but I have all my organs.
I love the sound of your voice.
Every time I hear it
I wave my arms and legs.
The sound of your heart beat is my favorite lullaby.

Month Two

Mommy today I learned how to suck my thumb.
If you could see me
you could definitely tell that I am a baby.
I'm not big enough to survive outside my home though.
It is so nice and warm in here.

Month Three

You know what Mommy I'm a girl!!
I hope that makes you happy.
I always want you to be happy.
I don't like it when you cry.
You sound so sad.
It makes me sad too
and I cry with you even though
you can't hear me.

Month Four

Mommy my hair is starting to grow.
It is very short and fine
but I will have a lot of it.
I spend a lot of my time exercising.
I can turn my head and curl my fingers and toes
and stretch my arms and legs.
I am becoming quite good at it too.

Month Five

You went to the doctor today.
Mommy, he lied to you.
He said that I'm not a baby.
I am a baby Mommy, your baby.
I think and feel.
Mommy, what's abortion?

Month Six

I can hear that doctor again.
I don't like him.
He seems cold and heartless.
Something is intruding my home.
The doctor called it a needle.
Mommy what is it?
It burns! Please make him stop!
I can't get away from it!
Mommy! HELP me!

Month Seven

Mommy I am okay.
I am in Jesus's arms.
He is holding me.
He told me about abortion.
Why didn't you want me Mommy?

***Abortion is. . .One more heart that was stopped.Two more eyes that will never see.Two more hands that will never touch.Two more legs that will never run.One more mouth that will never speak.***