Transformed by Beholding

January 23rd, 2013 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

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 greatest characteristic a Christian can exhibit is this completely unveiled openness before God, which allows that person’s life to become a mirror for others. When the Spirit fills us, we are transformed, and by beholding God we become mirrors. You can always tell when someone has been beholding the glory of the Lord, because your inner spirit senses that he mirrors the Lord’s own character. Beware of anything that would spot or tarnish that mirror in you. It is almost always something good that will stain it— something good, but not what is best.

The most important rule for us is to concentrate on keeping our lives open to God. Let everything else including work, clothes, and food be set aside. The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God. We must maintain a position of beholding Him, keeping our lives completely spiritual through and through. 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. This is an easy thing to allow, but we must guard against it. The most difficult lesson of the Christian life is learning how to continue “beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord . . . .”



January 23, 2013


Journal Entry for Today-JDV

Lord, it is that simple isn’t it? Simply fix my eyes on You; not what I do or do not…not what I say, not who I help or do not help. All that follows as I focus on You. Lord help me to fix my eyes, heart and mind on You this day, in all I do.

And God says…”Seek first the kingdom of God which is Jesus, and all you need will be provided. Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and He will make your paths straight. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Everything you want or need will follow your connection to Jesus. Start there every day,  hour and minute and watch your world be transformed. All things become possible, all things are within reach, you become transformed and new as you focus and are connected to Jesus.”  


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