How often do you look in the mirror? What do you see? Can you love the person who's looking back at you? Can you see her through God's eyes? Can you look beyond the skin and see her heart?
But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance or at the height of his stature, for I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 Amplified
In a world (including those who number themselves as disciples of Christ) that is preoccupied with weight, fitness and beauty, I find myself struggling to see through His eyes of love. Instead I see excess flesh, wrinkles, dark circles and scars.
I need to know His love to be able to love myself, and I need to love myself to enable change.
I sense I am not alone in this struggle. Let's pray that we would learn to see what He sees when He casts His eyes of love upon us. Instead of viewing ourselves as errors let us to learn to rejoice in what the One Who makes no mistakes has created.