New Mirror and Better Vision-2020!

I bought a new mirror the other day. It has one side with regular vision and the other has five times the magnification. You know the kind, right? I needed to replace a broken mirror because it had no handle, but I also liked the fact that the handle on the new one could be bent and folded to set on a counter and stand alone.

It is a bit ironic that at the start of the year 2020 I purchased something to give me better “vision” while tweezing my eyebrows or smoothing out my foundation. I’ve been struck by the year “2020” and I’ve been asking God to give me his vision for: my life, my situations, my circumstance, my future, my goals, my paths and my decisions.

I don’t think I’ve sat long enough to get complete answers to all of the above mentioned, but I do know He gives me answers and enlightens me along the way as I spend time in His presence. Then things are revealed bit by bit as I gain clarity and sharper focus from Him.

As I focus on Jesus, other things become clearer too. This is contrary to the way it works in the natural, there you can only focus on one thing at a time. However, in the spirit realm, the more I focus on Him other things gain sharper focus. This year instead of making a New Year’s resolution, I am asking for New Year’s revelations from God. (I hope I’m ready for what He’ll reveal!)

I have my yearly eye exam today and I find it interesting that I would be thinking about this topic of clarity and focus when I’m about to get my eyes checked. I go every year and I kind of know the drill. One thing I’m pretty sure of though, my eye doctor is NOT going to ask me questions like, “Rachel, do you have the eyes of Father God towards other people?” Nor will he ask, ” Do you know how much I love you? Are you aware of how delighted I am in you? Is your own identity in the kingdom clear and in sharp focus?”

I know my doctor won’t ask me, but these are the questions I am asking myself and God is asking me them too. I want these things to define my life this new year. My “eye sight” to be clear and see God, myself and others the way He sees. I want new and better vision. I’m asking God because He is the one who made both my “natural and spiritual” eyes. “God please reveal the answers to me and help me make adjustments for the best and clearest vision possible.”

Photo by Raphael Brasileiro on

Back to the new mirror…The side with the 5X magnification really does work to see those nasty rouge eyebrows, the ones that need to be plucked, because everything is so large! Also, good lighting helps a great deal too. Have you ever noticed you know you need to tweeze your brows whenever you’re in the car? Outdoor natural lighting makes me think I should really keep an extra tweezers in the car.

When it comes to the things of the heart, it works well under both of those variables, magnification and light. So my prayer becomes, “Lord make me see what I need to see about me and about you and about other people too. God, please make it large enough for me not to miss what needs to be changed or altered and shine the light of who you are on me so I can allow the junk in my life to be plucked away too. In Jesus name, amen.

God, I invite your searching days into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways – the path that brings me back to you. Psalm 139:23,24 TPT

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”

2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT

You reflect the LORD’s glory and are being transformed into his likeness. You go from glory to glory…So rejoice!












Thanks everyone for listening. “the real deal” Podcast had its first birthday! One year old January 8th woo hoo!

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