The Light That Never Fails 4-22-2010

April 22nd, 2010 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

The Light That Never Fails

Apr 22 2010
We all, with unveiled face, beholding . . . the glory of the Lord . . . —2 Corinthians 3:18

A servant of God must stand so very much alone that he never realizes he is alone. In the early stages of the Christian life, disappointments will come— people who used to be lights will flicker out, and those who used to stand with us will turn away. We have to get so used to it that we will not even realize we are standing alone. Paul said, “. . . no one stood with me, but all forsook me . . . . But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me . . .” (2 Timothy 4:16-17  ). We must build our faith not on fading lights but on the Light that never fails. When “important” individuals go away we are sad, until we see that they are meant to go, so that only one thing is left for us to do— to look into the face of God for ourselves.

It seems that our contact with other believers and even churches may sometimes be steps or paths along the journey to an understanding that our right relationship, being connected, is the key, not our companions or even our church. We are alone with God when we are truly connected to Him. JDV/DJR

Allow nothing to keep you from looking with strong determination into the face of God regarding yourself and your doctrine. And every time you preach make sure you look God in the face about the message first, then the glory will remain through all of it. A Christian servant is one who perpetually looks into the face of God and then goes forth to talk to others.

We have discovered that one of the keys to an intimate relationship with God is to keep looking at His face. We have also found strength from the grace and love that comes from looking at the crucified Savior. Over time  we have discovered that  as we continue to look at God’s face and the crucified Savior our very lives are being transformed. JDV/DJR

The ministry of Christ is characterized by an abiding glory of which the servant is totally unaware— “. . . Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him” ( Exodus 34:29  ).

We are never called on to display our doubts openly or to express the hidden joys and delights of our life with God. The secret of the servant’s life is that he stays in tune with God all the time.


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