" Who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like HIS glorious body, according to the working whereby HE IS ABLE even to subdue all things unto Himself." Philippians 3:21
Recently, while reading through the book of Revelation, I was extremely blessed to find HOPE, FAITH and LOVE in a book that oftentimes can be a bit hard to understand.
While I've read through the book of Revelation many a time, I must admit I often missed seeing the glory of GOD revealed in such depth.
" THOU art worthy, O Lord,
to receive glory and honour and power:
for THOU hast created all things,
and for THY pleasure they are and were created."
While God is HOLY... and His JUDGMENTS are always just and true... His GLORY is graciously revealed in His LOVE for His people.
"For the LAMB which is in the midst of the throne
shall feed them,
and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters:
shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
You know, sometimes my mind is SO encumbered with these earthly things, the running to and fro, the busyness of life... that my eyes are not completely fixed on the things above.
Do you find yourself, as I often find myself, trying to "work" and "accomplish" a whole list of things... and then find yourself so tired and weary and worn... that you are without strength to even think upon the day when we shall see the face of Him who bought and redeemed us from our sins?
While "things" do need to be accomplished... our focus for the eternal can oftentimes be clouded... and we can miss the joy of anticipation found only in the presence of our God.
Can we truly say, as the Psalmist,
"One thing have I desired of the LORD,
that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
and to inquire in His temple."
Oh, the joy to behold His face one day... that makes the trials of today... quickly fade away.
the tabernacle of God is with men,
and He will dwell with them,
and they shall be His people,
and God himself shall be with them,
and be their God."
Worthy is our God... to be worshiped and adored!
Father, how precious are your thoughts towards us. Oh, the joy to have you as our God and that you would dwell with us! Help us today to focus our thoughts on the things above, where Christ sits at your right hand.
May you find joy and peace in the presence of our King... and be filled with hope awaiting Christ's return.