Have you ever been caught checking yourself out in a mirror? You turn side to side, pucker your lips, and maybe even flex your muscles. Be honest–sometimes you even talk to the reflection staring back at you.

Mirrors are a common part of our lives., We use mirrors daily to wash our face, brush our teeth, and comb our hair. Mirrors give us the ability to see the minor imperfections of life, from eye boogers to bed head. Mirrors reflect the truth about us, no matter how disturbing. Mirrors don’t lie and can save our day–but only if we use them.

Did you know the Bible works in the same way? But instead of mirroring the outside, the Bible reflects our inside. Through Gods Word we see the truth and are given insight into the areas of our lives that need adjustment. But like mirrors, the Bible only helps if we respond to what the reflection tells us. Look at this: “For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in the mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it” (James 1:23-25).

GET REAL

God wants you to open His Word, reflect on the truth, and let it guide your thoughts and actions. Set aside time each day to study Gods Word. This website is a start. Look carefully into the truth, and let God reflect it in your life.

Devotion by Chris Haidet, appearing in the book, Random Thoughts: Get Real with God, Others, and Yourself: A Devotional for Young Adults (Thrive) Paperback – by Steve Russo Day 223