Today's Word Of Encouragement From Wayne:
“One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; 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 meditate in His temple”
I’ve shared with you how ministering to the Lord truly softens our hearts, particularly because of the blessing of our continual beholding the beauty of the Lord in His presence.
Going hand in hand with our hearts being softened in God’s presence, as we behold His beauty, is that Jesus Christ, our High Priest, is also able to be seen with us in that very moment as we minister as priests unto God. For Scripture declares of our Savior that “He always lives to make intercession for them. For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest” (Hebrews 7:25-26). So, picture this - when we enter, by the Spirit of God, into our inner room temple to minister before our Abba Father, we are also, as priests unto our Lord, in the presence of our High Priest, Jesus Christ, being with Him even as “He always lives to make intercession” for us!
In the presence of our God, ministering to Him, beholding the beauty of our Lord, we are tuned in to the nature of our High Priest, Jesus Christ, of Whom Scripture says, “consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession” (Hebrews 2:1). In God’s presence, beholding His beauty, with Christ our High priest, we are blessed to see and to consider, as the Scriptures declare, that our High Priest is faithful (Hebrews 2:2), sympathetic (Hebrews 4:15), merciful and gracious (Hebrews 4:16) and that “He always lives to make intercession” for us (Hebrews 7:25).
In other words, Jesus, our High Priest, is beautiful!
Seeing the beauty of our High Priest, even as we act as priests in God’s presence, beholding the beauty of our Lord, leads to even further transformation in our lives, to our being continually changed by the Spirit of God into the likeness of God.
We are so blessed to be priests unto God, under our High Priest, Jesus Christ, ministering to our Lord. This is our supreme divine blessing, privilege, and call. And this is where we are highly favored to always“behold the beauty of the Lord.”
Let us minister to our Lord with the same understanding David had, which simply and fully was this; that to enter God’s presence is to behold His beauty.
Yes, behold the beauty of your Abba Father and behold the beauty of your High Priest, Jesus Christ, Who always lives to make intercession for you.
O Lord You are beautiful! Hallelujah