TRANSFORMED BY BEHOLDING
We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image…. 2 Corinthians 3:18
The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God. Let other things come and go as they will; let other people criticize us as they will; but never allow anything to obscure the life that “is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). Never let a hurried lifestyle disturb the relationship of abiding in Him.
AM I LOOKING TO GOD?
Look to Me, and be saved…. Isaiah 45:22
The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate upon God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. Wake yourself up and look to God. Build your hope on Him. Salvation is yours the moment you look.
RECALL WHAT GOD REMEMBERS?
Thus says the Lord: “I remember…the kindness of your youth….” Jeremiah 2:2
Am I as filled to overflowing with love for Jesus Christ as I was in the beginning, when I went our of my way to prove my devotion to Him? Does He ever find me pondering the time when I cared only for Him? Is that where I am now, or have I chosen man’s wisdom over true love for Him?
ARE YOU FRESH FOR EVERYTHING?
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
Being born of the Spirit means much more than we usually think. It gives us new vision and keeps us absolutely fresh for everything through the never-ending supply of the life of God.
VISION AND DARKNESS
When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. Genesis 15:12
The saint’s duty is to be still and listen. When God gives you a vision and darkness follows, wait. God will bring the vision He has given you to reality in your life if you will wait on His timing.
“IT IS THE LORD!”
Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:28
Beware of anything that competes with your loyalty to Jesus Christ. The greatest competitor of true devotion to Jesus is the service we do for Him. It is easier to serve than to completely pour out our lives for Him. Are we more devoted to service than we are to Jesus Christ Himself?
THE CALL OF THE NATURAL LIFE
When it pleased God…to reveal His Son in me…. Galatians 1:15,16
God brings me into the proper relationship with Himself so that I can understand His call, and then I serve Him on my own out of a motivation of absolute love. The Son of God reveals Himself in me, and out of devotion to Him service becomes my everyday way of life.