Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fastened Face

As a follower of Jesus 
I have many privileges
I can scarcely take them all in.

Each one is my birthright
and the most delightful of all
is Beholding Jesus.

Being in God's Word
and cultivating the truest
riches of beholding and
knowing Jesus.

I come with a cry in my heart
to see Him and to know Him!
I come to gaze upon the majesty
and mystery of the altogether
Lovely One.

My heart cries out, 
"I want to know You, Lord!
I want to behold You in Your Scriptures.
I want to know You and the fullness of
Your power!
Manifest Yourself to me in Your Word"

To know more of Him requires revelation,
and revelation requires meditation in His Word.
2Cor.3:18 "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"

How I long to behold Him! I have a certain kind of envy of the living creatures who do not turn
from facing straight ahead no matter where they go. Whether they go up or down, left or right, forward or backwards, their faces are constantly facing straight forward at the throne! This is how I want to
live my life!  That no matter where I go and what I do, my face might be fastened upon the throne
and beholding the radiance of my beloved Lord.

I am forever fascinated with the adventure of growing in the knowledge of Him who died for me!


  1. Hi Erin! Just saw on the blog birthday calendar that we have the same birthday! :) 2/9 is a GREAT day. Anyway, have a wonderful time in China!

  2. I am coming from Olive & Ivy! I just signed up for your blog posts. Have a great time in China and hope to be reading your blog posts soon.