The Lord was speaking to me this morning about how our face reflects our heart. Have you ever really looked at your face? Not for blemishes but for your heart? Have you ever looked at pictures of yourself to see how your face represents you to other people? The Lord was sharing with me that our faces reflect what is happening in our hearts when we can’t see or don’t realize what is going on inside of us. We know when we are sad, glad, mad, but most of that is circumstantial, the Lord was talking about the deep places in our heart that we may not even know about. Our face reflects that place. Jeremiah 17:9 (MSG) says, “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.” Our face helps us see what our heart speaks if we will look closely.
The face is vital in scripture because it says our faces reflect the glory of God, not just any glory, but increasing glory. When Moses spoke with God in Exodus 34 it says his face shined, but as the days passed the glory faded for it was being with God that caused his face to shine. Now we, because of Christ do not have a fading glory but an increasing one, because Christ is in us, the hope of glory. Our faces can shine in an increasing way because of Christ in us. Moses shined because God spoke with him, we shine for the same reason. The voice of God puts a shine on our face that is undeniable. If your face is not shining, spend some time in the word, it is a mirror and you are its reflection. Anxiety, fear, depression, loneliness, discontentment, they cast a shadow on your face that was meant to shine with increasing glory. Let the Lord heal your heart, so you can reflect His glory through your face. Jesus looks good on you, shine my friends, shine!