The Mirror of Your Heart
by Diana Scothorn
When I look in the mirror, I am not always pleased with what I see. My hair may be out of control; my complexion may have imperfections, and I may see a flaw in my dress attire, a tired reflection looking back, or unwanted pounds, but thank God for mirrors!
I have learned that my bible is a spiritual mirror. I would never dream of doing my hair or makeup or getting dressed, or leaving my house without looking in a mirror. I feel the same sentiment towards my bible. I never leave my home without reading my Bible.
The Bible reflects who I am and what needs a touch-up.
The first and last thing I do every morning is…
…look in my spiritual mirror and see if the face of Jesus is looking back at me. Psalms 17:15 says, “I will be satisfied when I awake in Your image.” My heart desires to look more like Jesus every day! I am so grateful I have the mirror image of Jesus to do a spiritual face check.
I often don’t see the face of Jesus looking back when I read my bible. I sometimes see the face of frustration, pride, unforgivingness, and worry! That’s the beauty of a mirror. You can look and quickly correct it before going out in public.
There have been times in my life that I have felt I looked “all together” and didn’t think there was anything wrong with my appearance. Although my outward appearance may have been together and looking good, my reflection on the inside was not the mirror image of Jesus!
The same is true of our spiritual appearance. We may think we are “looking good,” and the reality is that those looking at us see by our actions and words we have not looked in the mirror lately!
Many people today have a face of unforgiveness. They don’t want to look in the mirror because the reality of the image they are reflecting is not something they genuinely want to see. I heard Joyce Myer, a world-renown preacher, say we may not think they deserve to be forgiven, but we deserve to live in peace!
Jesus has the face of love, joy, peace, forgiveness, and trust. Although many may think a mirror is vainglorious, I have learned that if you are looking in the mirror of Jesus, it is not only glorious but victorious!
I have learned If I go long enough without looking in the “mirror,” before long, I can look like a mess without even realizing it! If I want to be all together and refined on the outside, I must first start the process by looking at my heart on the inside!
Diana Scothorn has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10 plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a market place ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.