I want to see the glory of God. This is what changes me. Just like the old hymn, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.” In the light of His “GLORY”. This is what draws me closer and closer to Him. Oh to see His glory!
My prayer is that of Moses, “I beseech You, show me Your glory!” I want to be like the apostle John who writes, “We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only begotten son of God, full of grace and truth.” I want to be like Simeon in the temple, who held up in his arms the Savior of the world and then said, “Now, I can depart in peace, for m eyes have seen Your salvation.” I want to be like John the Baptist, who looked up and saw Jesus coming, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. I want to be like the apostle Peter when he was on the mountain and saw Jesus transfigured. As scripture states, “When he (Peter) was fully awake, they saw His glory.” Oh that I too might be made fully awake to see His glory!
The more I see of Jesus, the more my heart becomes captured by Him. My victory over sin, resistance from the enemy, and overcoming of the world will not be won by sheer determination. Nor will it be won by legalistic (thou shall not) mandates, though those are not to be discarded, but scripture shows us that the law (thou shall nots) is not able to save us. The ONLY thing that will truly lift us high above the things of this earth is seeing and beholding the glory of God.
Moses was being led by God into a path unknown, a path that would include struggle, perseverance, war, hardship, and finally great blessing and freedom. But Moses knew that he couldn’t continue any further unless he really knew who this God was who was leading him to this foreign land. And that is why he cried out, “Show me your glory!” I too am being led on a path unknown that includes many trials and tribulations, but is promised to lead to eternal life. And I too, like Moses, cry out, “Lord, show me Your glory!” – Cody