Teams are a reflection of their coach. Whatever has been modeled, taught, encouraged, practiced or required of players comes from the heart of their coach. If you want to know what a coach is like, look at his/her team.
Dr. R.C. Sproul, a prolific author who helps Christians understand what they believe and why they believe it, offers thoughts on reflections. Referencing the moon’s reflection of the sun, he points out how the moon is cut off from the sun’s reflection as the earth moves between them. Then he likens that to what can happen in our lives. Just as the moon is made to reflect the sun, we are made to reflect the Son of God in all of His glory. When earthly desires move between us and the Son we become smaller, less effective and even unseen reflectors of Christ to those around us.
Keeping the desires of this world from crowding out the reflection of Christ in our lives requires constant attention. The Lord’s Prayer records Jesus’ desire for that reflection…
“…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10 NIV
Paul also writes about this reflection in his letter to the church at Colossi...
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature… as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience…Bear with each other and forgive one another…as the Lord forgave you… And over all these virtues put on love. Colossians 3:2,5,12-14 NIV
GOD DESIGNED US TO BE REFLECTIONS OF HIMSELF
PONDERING POINT :
If the world wants to know what God is like, can they look at me?
Instead of polishing and protecting our own image, we need to be guarding and reflecting the image of God, which is being perfected in us through Christ. Julie Ackerman Link
Blessings…as the Holy Spirit enables you to be a full moon REFLECTION of Christ.
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