As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.
Have you ever met someone and felt an instant connection with her, like you were long lost sisters? Anne of Green Gables called this kindred spirits. It’s hard to explain, and perhaps even humorous when considering how different you are in other ways.
This happened with me last year with a fellow Christian blogger/online entrepreneur. We both had friends in common who told us we should get to know one another, and from stalking each other’s Facebook pages, we knew we would be fast friends. And even though she and I are completely opposite personalities (she’s an extrovert, I’m an introvert; she’s bubbly and talkative, I’m thoughtful and reserved) and we’re in different seasons of life (she’s the mama of two young adults and I’m the mama of two babes), we clicked.
And that got me to thinking: What causes soul connections? What makes two strangers instant sisters?
I don’t have a scientific explanation for it, but I believe it’s the reflection of Jesus Christ in each other’s hearts. Those who cherish and delight in Jesus are instantly drawn to others who exude His presence and radiate His glory. Like the verse in Proverbs says, “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart” (Proverbs 27:19). The words I speak, the things I do, and the priorities I pursue reflect what’s in my heart.
Paul comments on this reflection of the heart when he wrote about Moses. The leader of the Israelites went up the mountain to spend time in God’s presence, and when he came back down the mountain, his face was positively glowing with God’s glory. So much so that the people asked him to cover his face so that they wouldn’t blind them. Paul says we also reflect God’s brilliance in the same way: “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18).
With unveiled faces, we reflect His glory.
The truth is, we attract people to us based on what we reflect. If we reflect God’s glory, we will draw people who desire more of Him. If we reflect our own ego and personalities, we will draw people who attracted to our persona. This is why certain public figures are famous even though they seem to have little substance to their character. Charisma attracts attention, but character attracts affection. Be a woman of godly character, and you will attract other women who love Jesus as much as you do.
What are you reflecting for the world to see? Is the spotlight on you, or do you shine the light on Jesus?
Live today in such a way that wherever you go, people see the light of Jesus in your life.