What do you see Lord

What do you see Lord?

As I was reading yesterday, I came across Gracie's blog about taking a good long hard look in the mirror.
My reaction was, No Thanks. I know what I see in the mirror and it isn't pretty. But I went and looked anyway.
It's a good thing hubby was gone shopping or he would have called those guys with the white coats for sure.
And this is what I saw.
A tired fat old woman, whose hair has turned white and who's beauty left years ago. I see the lines of years of rejection and loneliness. The pain of loves and loved ones lost for reasons never understood. I see the toll of the years of abuse to my body. I see the pain I've caused my children and family. I see the bitterness that grew from these things.
I ask the Lord, What is it you see Lord? What do you see here thats was worth keeping? What good can I be to you now? I have wasted my youth and my energies on the foolishness of the world. What possible good am I now?

This morning I woke up with this little chorus in my heart and mind -over and over and over. I even posted it in the chat room as a morning greeting.

"Who will I send"
Her I am Lord
Is it I Lord
I have heard you calling in the night
I will go Lord
If you lead me
I will hold your people in my heart

When I look in the mirror, I see a useless wasted life - because I see the FLESH.

God does not see the flesh or the sins that haunt me -My Lord sees only the HEART!

Even though the body is broken the spirit is well and God can use broken bodies!

Her I am Lord
Is it I Lord
I have heard you calling in the night
I will go Lord
If you lead me
I will hold your people in my heart

Lord show me this day what I can do for you.

K Reynolds

Oh Poo!

As someone who struggles with the same issue when looking in the mirror, I appreciate your sharing this. You are right! We see the flesh but God sees the heart. And I am here to tell you, that when He sees you (and I can say the same thing about myself actually) all He sees is you, His dear beloved :princess: and you are so very, very precious in His sight!

Blessings!

K :princess:

joyce

Mom.. do you know what I see when I "see " you.
I see the most: kind and generous, patient and loving, caring and wonderful woman I have EVER had the priviledge of getting to know.

Mom you asked what possible good are you now? just take a look at what we call you.. MOM,... amd we missed you when you were not here. You and everyone else here are more precious than diamonds, more costly than gold. For you are the righteousness of Christ.
Oh and I love that chorus. we sing that in church, but I got to say it takes a lot of courage to say... "Here I am Lord, i will go".

So mom, go and look in that mirror again, and you will see what we see. For if you only ever touched one person your life is neither useless nor wasted. Go, look.. see what we see!
as always, your most loving and best behaved daughter
beth

Anna Jones

Excuse Me Bethy... I think I started calling Mom Poo first .lol. And I'm the best and behaved loving daughter.!! Now Mom Poo. thanks for sharing this heart felt blog with us. All I have to say is... . One day Mom we will have a new body. One as to like him.

John 10:10

10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Mom dont let the devil take no more of your time nor days from you. You are a King's Kid... .

2 Corinthians 4:8-18

16Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

I love you Mom Poo... .God Bless you in all you do for him. AJ

Kirk M

Thank you for your incredible honesty and heart. Although I am not one of your children officially, I do daily thank God for you and your wisdom and beautiful words of encouragement for God's children. I can see why so many call you "mom".

I thought you would enjoy watching this.
Blessings,
B2Y

Esther Teuka

Hi Pooh Bear,

Not sure if you remember why i call you pooh bear but i remember telling you once.
Because your friendly, loving and always wise always having time for your friends. And through your words i know your super cuddly too.

Pooh your a blessing in my life especially the many times you have touched it with your wisdom and with your loving encouragement

Dont ever forget how beautiful you really are Pooh.

Love you Plenty
Esther

P.S. I agree with Anna she is the most well behave daughter when it comes to her and bethy... hehehe lol... i better go hide from bethy now... hehehe

joyce

MOM.. Esther's picking on me , anna is NOT your best daughter and alight is trying to thieve the key to your closet.. MOM

Sandy Brooks

Thank you all for your loving comments. I was touched beyond words and absolutely encouraged.

B2Y I have been unable to get adobe flash player to download - tonight my grandson downloaded it for me and I was able to view/listen to the U-Tube you put in your comment - I just cried -how did you find it? I love that song and Drinking from my saucer.

Blessings to you ALL you are a Blessing to me.
Pooh

Linda Young

Poo,
I can't thank you enough for your perspective. Because when I look in the mirror I see a middle-aged frumpy fat ugly woman. I've never been physically beautiful, but I was at least passably attractive in my youth. (I just posted a blog on judging books by their cover).

But you're right -- I'm seeing the flesh in my mirror.

Thank you.

:heart:
Gracie

Alison Stewart

When I was reading this today I couldn't help but think of the scripture "Man looketh on the outward appearance but God looketh into the heart". We are so blessed to have a loving caring God who forgives all of our iniquities - even those ones that have etched themselve on our faces (or elsewhere..sigh!). I treasure our fellowship my friend and am thrilled that we walk this journey together.

:heart:
kbird

Abigail Guevarra

You are beautiful! ..
really.. you're beautiful:)

thank you for your honesty Poo.. it's encouraging to be reminded that the Lord looks at the heart and not the flesh.. i believe that we should do the same to our fellowmen.. we should look at them as people created by God.. loved by Him... viewed by God as beautiful... instead of looking down on them becuse of their physical deformities.,

we are all beautiful though we're not perfect. God loves us still despite of our shortcomings and weaknesses.

Take care!!

-abhie-

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