Gaze Upon the Beauty


Christ for Youth International

“One thing I have asked of the LORD, and that I will seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD [in His presence] all the days of my life, To gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.” [Psalm ‭27:4‬ ‭AMP]

Have you ever wondered what David was thinking when he wrote this specific Psalm? He was talking about his wars and his foes attempting to encamp him in the lines preceding our main verse. Then, in verse 4, he abruptly shifts to writing about God’s presence [symbolic of the anointing]. He realised that spending time in God’s presence was where the solution to everything was; the solution to all his troubles.

Sometimes all you need to do is to stare at Jesus and admire His beauty. Everything you’re going through will get better as you continue to seek God’s presence. You may feel attacked, and terror may knock on your door, but remember that abiding in His presence will bring you calm and freedom. You may feel disheartened and want to give up at times, but remember that God’s presence is a place where you will get complete healing and restoration.

When Elijah was about to give up, he turned to God for aid and found the strength he needed to keep going. Do not hunt for alternate solutions to your issues; instead, turn to God. Many Christians attempt to perform things without God’s assistance, but this does not work. Do not ignore God’s anointing in your life in an attempt to fix your problems on your own. God is our protection, and He will lead us to triumph through His Spirit.

Desiring the manifestation of the anointing may not happen overnight, but it will happen when we look in His direction consciously and carefully.

We, like David, must want God’s presence all the days of our existence. It is not always easy to develop a strong desire for something or someone. It could imply focusing our attention on a specific person or thing until we see its worth. It may be difficult at first, but the more we practise being in His presence, the more it becomes a reality; Jesus will undoubtedly become more real to those who seek Him.

Lord Jesus, please help me know and experience Your presence as I set my heart on You. You are the anointed one and my life depends on You, Amen.

Further Reading: Luke 10:41-42

Bible In One Year: Mark [8–11]


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