Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 January 5 - Morning Manna

As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man. (Proverbs 27:19)

Today's Morsel: What do you see in yourself each time you look in the mirror?  Do you see yourself as useless or hopeless?  Have you allowed what others have said about you to cause you to see yourself in a different view than how God sees you?  I believe that if we would each see ourselves as God sees us, as His creation, and not what others may call us or say about us, we would have fewer people visiting psychiatrists, fewer people with low self-esteem, fewer people on drugs and alcohol, and fewer people committing suicide.  Solomon said that as face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.  In other words, how you see yourself by looking in the water is the same way it's going to be with how you think about yourself.  "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7).  If you allow what people say about you to take root in your life, it's going to affect you.  If you listen to any negatives others say, you will always be weary when you are around them.   Believe me, it doesn't matter where you were born, the color of your skin, your national origin, your family heritage, or your past; if you see yourself as a child of God, you will be able to say as the apostle Paul, "If God be for us, who shall be against us!"(Romans 8:31).  "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is" John said (1 John 3:1-2). Do you see yourself for what God calls you, or what others do?  You can stand on the truth or on a lie.  It's your call.

Sing: I see Jesus in your eyes and it makes me love you. I see Jesus in your heart, and I know He cares. I hear Jesus in your speech and it makes me listen.  I see Him in you.

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