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Unused Smoke and Mirrors

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he first mirrors were made from highly polished metals such as copper or brass. Since the 1600s, mirrors have been made from plate glass with a backing of silver covered by coatings of copper, lacquer, and paint. Mirrors do not transmit light, but reflect it. The angle at which light strikes a mirror is exactly equal to the angle at which the light is reflected back. Therefore, the image reflected is a "mirror image" of the original.
Did you know God has provided a mirror for your life? Modern glass mirrors reflect only the physical aspects of our life, but God's mirror reflects everything else: the spiritual, mental and emotional aspects of your life. A glass mirror reflects physical light whereas God's mirror reflects spiritual light. That mirror is, of course, the Word of God. The apostle James even compared the Word of God to a mirror, talking about the changes that come when a Christian "looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it" ( ).
22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it-not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it-they will be blessed in what they do.
12For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
mirroring is also a psychology term describing acting and talking like the person you're talking to; like picking up an accent, or expressing the same body language. I caught myself talking to a person with an english/africian accent, before long I found myself unconscionably imitating his accent in an effort to communicate with him. I realized that the more time I spend interacting with the Lord, the more I will imitate him.
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
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