Trennie L Williams
Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
Praise and Worship
Sunday, February 5, 2017
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Who do you see when you see the reflection of your body upon the face of the glass?
For some, we see the beauty of our faces. We see the curves of our bodies. We see the the pupils of our eyes. We even see the natural hair styles we born to wear.
If we look closer, we will see the innermost parts of our faults. We see what we have done wrong because we as people tend to be our worst critics. We see how we have been misjudged and abused and taken advantage of. We see the hardships of our troubles and how we have contributed to the evil that tries to overtake us forever.
There is something deeper within us though. We see the reflection of our lives and the innermost parts of it, we see a bright Light. We see God. We see His love that works and mysterious and amazing ways the Lord supplies us with the greatness of Him. We see how marvelous life can, will and shall be as we turn our lives to God’s presence so He shall do a mighty work for the benefit of us and others.
What we see is the reflection of Love. The reflection of Love in its rarest and purest and most true form. We see that God is love. He has loved us so much to gave us his only begotten son Jesus so we shall not perish but have everlasting life.
How do we obtain everlasting life that shines from God and His love? Only through the reflection of God’s love are we able to, not only obtain, but eternally have His glory.
In 1 Corinthians 13:12, it reads:
“For now we see in a mirror, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know fully even as also I was fully known.”
What was once dim shall eventually be clearly seen. Evidently God knows more than we would ever know. As far as the heavens are from the Earth are his thoughts greater than our thoughts and his ways greater than our ways.
1. Your Potential.
1 Corinthians 8:2-3
“Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know.
But whoever loves God is known by God.’
2. Your Struggle.
Verse 30 – “So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, ‘It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.'”
3. Your Favor.
“’No, please!’ said Jacob. ‘If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably.'”
4. Your Praise.
“How great is God—beyond our understanding!
The number of his years is past finding out.”
5. Your Intentions.
“But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?”
6. Your Destiny
1 John 3:1-3
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”
Dottie Rambo wrote a song many years ago that signifies what God does with the reflection of love. The title is “He Looks Beyond My Fault.” Many people still sing the lyrics today because the Lord overcomes darkness to reveal His marvelous light in each of us.
He Looked Beyond My Fault
Amazing Grace will always be my song of praise
For it was grace, that brought my liberty
I’ll know just why He came to love me so
He looked beyond my fault and saw my need
I shall forever lift my eyes to Calvary
To view the cross where Jesus died for me
How marvelous the grace that caught my falling soul
He looked beyond my fault and saw my need.
Listen to the song: