Mirror, Mirror

Do you know who you are?
At this point in history most of us stand in front of the mirror and yank out the gray hairs, as well as try to ‘paint our barn’ (put on makeup) so that we don’t scare people when we go out in public. Men, they’re usually less vain. Usually. 
But do we ever stop and think about who we are? Most of the time, as we hobble down the stairs or try to bend over and almost fall over… we think, why, Lord? I know I have more work to do for You, why do I feel so OLD?
The answer is found in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
  “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (10) Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
We  may be old, we may be young, we may be infirm, we may not, we may be tough in one area and not in another – but in all things it is Christ Who strengthens us.
When you look in the mirror, you need to see Christ looking back at you. You need to see that it’s not you, the one who is weak, it is He who is Strong!
So you can still pull out the gray hairs, or smear the makeup on your face, but remember, you’re only as old or young as Christ in you. He is in you, He is with you, His Spirit surrounds you. You are a lion/lioness of the King of kings. Love, Faye

The Lion of Judah

The creator of the featured photo sent me a lovely print because when I looked at the white lion looking up with the light touching his face, I saw Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Amazingly, that’s also what he envisioned when he saw how his photo came out.
As we traverse this difficult time in history, when wickedness abounds and things seem upside down, picture Jesus as the Lion of Judah. His Presence is powerful, and nothing can touch us without His permission. He died and rose again for us…to be His friends is a remarkable blessing.
And He roars so that all around Him can hear when someone tries to harm His beloved. (That’s you!)
We have the King of kings, the Great Creator as our friend. He is exceedingly dangerous to others…but loving and merciful to us. It is amazing to think about. Surrounded by the angels and living creatures of the Throne Room, engulfed in majesty so mind boggling we cannot comprehend it.
So don’t be afraid of what is coming, or what is happening. Snuggle up to the Lion of Judah and listen to His heartbeat.  He will never leave you nor forsake you. Love, Faye