I consider myself a sensible person. The thing is, I do a lot of things that do not seem sensible. For example, if I want some macaroni and cheese, even if the box says four servings, my stomach says one. Or, sometimes for motivation’s sake, I reward myself before I accomplish something. I like to call it a "preward" and it 100% does not work.

Would it make sense that I wake up and walk to the mirror, brush my teeth, wash my face, stare at my reflection, and then forget what I look like immediately after walking away? No. It is nonsensical.

But we do this all the time when we read God’s Word, say "amen", and proceed to not apply any of it in our daily lives.

We are living in times that are in turmoil. Pandemics and protests are on the front page every day. God gave us an outline of how we should handle this. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. Then love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:30-31). But we forget that, like the man who forgets his reflection when he tries to prove who is more right on social media or in his social groups.

Jesus was sent here to love every single person on earth, whether they agreed with him or not. Following his example would be a great start to helping our world heal.

What do you see when you look in the mirror? It is time to self-evaluate and let God take control of who you are to become.

Dear, Heavenly Father. Thank you for your Word. Thank you for sending your Son to be our guide. Thank you for giving us the wisdom and the strength to be the light you want to shine in this dark world. Help us to never give up the fight and never get tired of doing what is right. Let us reflect your love. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Go Deeper — Find three Bible verses that inspire you, tape them to your mirror to remind you to reflect on what they say when you go out into the world.

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