Beholding God

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.”
Psalms 19:1-2 KJV

Our time on this earth is so brief. We only have a few precious moments to fix our gaze on our redeemer and be transformed into his image. The all important question becomes how do we fix our gaze upon him? How do we look and live? It is not natural for humanity which is so inwardly focused to behold Him. Thankfully he has given us a multitude of wonderful ways to turn our attention heavenward.

Something as simple as taking a walk, watching a sunset, or taking in the blue sky and billowy clouds can draw the heart out after God. Nature testifies to the greatness of our savior who spoke all things into existence. Flowers speak of God's love for beauty but also his desire to surround us with tokens of his affection. The starry hosts of the night sky are intended to fill us with wonder at the greatness of our God.

Whenever we choose to place our desires on hold to meet the needs of others we are beholding our Savior. When we stop for the least of these we see him. Have you ever noticed how natural prayer becomes and how drawn out your heart is toward God after truly serving someone?

The clearest revelation of God's heart is ultimately found in his Word. Unfortunately our appetite for the noble truths of the Bible has been jaded by an entertainment based society. Before the bread of life can be fully appreciated we must adjust our diet. Hungry people, truly hungry people, find delight In the simplest of foods. A boring loaf of bread becomes mouthwateringly good after a few days without anything to eat. Could it be that if we would fast for a time from what we know does not minister to our spirit that a thirst for living water might arise?

Still Seeking His Face,
Pastor Andrew

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