Surely He opens our eyes to behold the majesty He has placed before us. Yet do we truly take time to gaze upon all He has placed around us, or do we race through the days trying to get “through” it all? Do we actually see what’s right in front of us?
We’ve all heard it said “stop and smell the roses”. How many of us actually partake of that adage? I can at times get so caught up in the every day, that I can lose focus. Distractions come; circumstances arise that don’t always look favorable. I’m reminded of the scripture in Psalm 27:4, “I have asked one thing from the Lord, it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the Lord and seeking Him in His temple.”. Holman Christian Standard version
In Psalm 27, David was surrounded by enemies. He begins this Psalm by making a declaration of who His God is. His testimony continues with the intensity of his adversaries’ attempts to take him down. Yet in the middle of all of this turmoil, we find David stopping to refocus and set his attention on the prize…His deepest desire…”to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.”
As he thinks on the beauty of the Lord, a shift happens. The revelation of God hiding him in the secret place, and lifting him u p above the heads of his enemies begins to emerge. Confidence in Him begins to ascend as he continues to speak to his soul. His trust in the goodness of God prevails as he meditates on God’s faithfulness. Steadfast trust in God arises.
What has the Lord placed before us on a day to day basis that would cause us to stop, to draw near and see His majesty? As we are surrounded with distractions and challenges daily, our ability to behold Him could catapult our understanding of His goodness to a whole new level. As we begin to see things through His eyes, our perspective changes. We see His glory being revealed in people, places and circumstances. We even begin to see His glory revealed in us. 2Corinthians 3:18: We are continually being transformed into His likeness and image…”from one degree of glory to even more glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit”. Amp
I am challenged today and encouraged that He places these things in front of us to draw us, to attract us, and to train us. Today I set my gaze on Him, His beauty and His glory. As we do this, we begin to reflect the glory of Christ in us.
Prayer: Father, I thank You that You are a God who sees us, who loves us and leads us into new dimensions of Your truth. Help us Lord to see the things you have around us with Your eyes. Open them so we see what it is that You see. Help me Lord to stop when things are intense, to refocus and see all You are doing. Lord, teach us to stop and look and gaze upon You and who You are. Great is Your faithfulness and love for us. You will never leave us or forsake us. You are perfecting that which concerns us. Thank You Lord!!! I pray You would encounter those that take the time today to read this. Pour out Your unfailing love on them and help them to know how You see them. Let them know You love them.
Blessings to you,