Gazing upon the unseen face of God changes our Perspective. Psalm 27:4

A goal of mine has always been to grow closer to my God, so I began researching verses and passages relating to this vision. Throughout my long and prayerful search for the “perfect” verse, I came across Psalm 27:4, which yet proclaims,

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after;
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 enquire in his temple.
(AKJV)

This hit me like a ton of living stones. The vision of dwelling in the house of the Lord and gazing upon His unseeable unknowable face, His unsearchable beauty. At that precise moment of prayer, God answered! He struck a deep chord in my heart. He strummed the heart right strings which started my soul unto singing.

From this, I knew that now was the moment where I should live in such a way that I actively seek God. I came to realize that God was teaching me to seek Him and gaze upon His beauty despite the rocky road of life, which has transformed my sinfully limited and skewed perspective on the current events of the world.

It has granted me the ability to envision perseverance through trying times, the ability to envision my developing a godlier character, and the ability to have and believe I can actually grasp, hold onto, a hope which lasts longer than 1 minute.

Little did I realize God had given me this simple verse which I have read 1,000 times to radically change the way I envision pursuing the Lord. This leads me to say God does not always roar in our lives in the way we would expect; rather, He quietly nudges us back to the basic, simple principles in which we should rest. It is in looking for God in all the places we see every moment of every day, we live!

God struck a new musical chord deep in David’s heart at the exact moment he needed it. From this, I can testify! We have these amazing words which found my heart at the exact moment, three thousand some odd number of years later.

Pray! what place in His Holy Scriptures is He nudging you back to envisioning?

Psalm 27:1-4 AKJV

Psalm 27

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh,
they stumbled and fell.
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:
though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after;
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 enquire in his temple.

The Word of God for the Children of God. Gloria! In Excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Amen.

In the name of God, the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit,

Let us Affirm and Pray,

I Believe

In spite of many unanswered questions, I believe.

I believe I see in the living God, the joy of the universe,

  who is the pulse and purpose of all things seen and unseen,

  who from the dust of earth calls up living beings to be children of eternity,

  who through countless ages has provided for us many liberators

  and tirelessly seeks to bring victory out of defeat and life out of decay.

I believe I see in Jesus the Christ, God’s true Son,

  who is bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh,

  who took upon himself the healing of the human race,

  who bearing the burden of our sins went to Golgotha carrying his cross,

  who was betrayed, crucified, dead and buried in a borrowed tomb,

  who on the third day was found to be gloriously alive,

  meeting with those who trust him and serve him to the end of the world.

I believe I see in the Holy Spirit of God,

  within and among all who cherish Christ and his way,

  who brings hope out of despair, love out of apathy, and joy out of sorrow,

  who unceasingly regenerates and reforms the church

  that it may always be the contemporary body of the risen Christ,

  loving the world through prayer, word and deed.

I believe that even I am caught up in the resurgent life of Christ Jesus,

  and that nothing in life or death can separate me from his love and joy.

In spite of unanswered questions, YES! I believe I YET see the face of God.

Amen!

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Author: Thomas E Meyer Jr

Formerly Homeless Sinner Now, Child of God, Saved by Grace.

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