A NEW WAY TO SEE GOD
Antonio Baldovinos | Excerpt from Living from the Inside Out
Have you ever wanted to see God? Moses did. Exodus 33:11 Says that Moses spoke to God face to face as a man speaks to a friend.
I can’t tell you how many times I have looked at these verses and they made me almost come out of my skin desiring to have this very thing!
After awhile Moses’ face was so bright from the light of God’s presence that he wore a veil to cover his face.
In the present day, New Testament reality God has made a way to unveil our view, which means we are able to look at God with an open face. God has opened our hearts to see Him clearly and rightly, nothing veiling us. Jesus paid the price to tear down all veils and the Holy Spirit came to reside in us as the revealer of truth.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18).
This is a guaranteed principle that if we behold God, we will be transformed into the same image as Him, to look, sound and act like Him.
The beholding as in a mirror, is speaking about looking at the glory of the Lord through. “We become what we behold”. If we look on the sins of our outer selves, we will be enslaved to those sins; but if we behold the glory of the Lord, we will reflect that glory in our actions.
HOW DO WE BEHOLD HIM?
Beholding God’s glory means to look at (study or encounter) His emotions, power, and wisdom as seen in creation, redemption, and His leadership over history.
We practically behold Him by looking at His attributes and emotions in Scripture and therefore shift our mind to see Him rightly. We begin this by meditating on who the Bible says He is and what He is like.
As we see Him rightly, our view of Him changes and therefore we change. If our image of God is viewed correctly, we begin to view ourselves correctly.
For so long many have looked at other people or mentors who have inspired them as the person they want to be like. It’s good to emulate godly characteristics in others, but the reflection of God in our life is our ultimate goal.
There is a way to reflect Him and be like Him….If you seek Him you will truly find Him….He waits patiently for those whom He already knows to come closer and dwell on the “inside” with Him.