there is something psychological about new years day. realistically, its no different than the day before. but being the first day in a new calendar year gives it an almost magical quality, making it a portal into a new world. the possibilities for change, for breakthroughs, for victories, for new exploits, are endless.
this year im not making the conventional resolutions. i dont want to make a list of things i want to accomplish this year. a year can be a long time, and resolutions fade quickly as events take place. lists are lost or forgotten. or abandoned.
instead, i am focusing on who i am in Christ. there are two sides to who we are. status, or where we stand in regard to God, and identity, or who we are inside. i am a covenant woman, and a child of the Living God, with firstborn status. however that is just the beginning of it.
i desire to really see who i am. that may sound unreligious when so many preach against ‘i’. but the new testament says to put on the new man, created in the image of Christ, and that requires some focus on ‘i’. its kind of a paradox, because it also requires focus on Christ, since the new me is created in His image. the Lord showed me something a long time ago about mirrors, that taught me how to look at myself. sometimes i forget to do it, and thats when i lose sight. this year i am going to stare into the mirror.
1 corinthians 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
what do you see when you look into a mirror? you see your reflection. you see what you look like. imagine a man blind from birth. he may have an idea from feeling what his appearance is, but he has never seen his own face. conversely, that same blind man would recognize someone he knew by their voice and their manner. the mirror of God reflects the nature and character, rather than the external appearance. ‘as beholding in a glass the glory of the Lord’. it gets really good when when you look up the meaning of glory.
so thats what im doing this year. im looking into the mirror of God.