Persevere Through Gazing

Hebrews 11:27 is our example from Moses’ life of gazing to persevere.  It says, “By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.”  How do we see things that are invisible?

I love the ocean.  I live inland and haven’t been to the ocean in years.  Yet I can “see” it in my mind, and enjoy it through my memory.  The Lord describes His attributes and nature all through Scripture.  We gaze at Him through His word.

2 Corinthians 3:18 says that we are being transformed into His image as we gaze at Him through an unveiled face.  Our hearts are open.  As we gaze at the Lord through His attributes and nature, 2 Peter 1:4 says that we become partakers of His divine nature through His promises.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 says, “For our light affliction…is working for us…while we…look…at the things which are not seen….”  Our unbroken focus on the Lord works for us as we bring Scriptures about Him into our mind and meditate on them.

Here is new song about gazing:

Song of the Altar

In the midst of adversity when trouble surrounds me.  I come into Your presence and I build an altar.  I remember how You met me time and time again and I bow in worship.

Nothing can overtake me when I hide in You.  Nothing can overwhelm me when I look to You.  I set my eyes on You and I gaze into Your face.  I bask in the love of Your eyes full of grace.

No one can comfort me like You O Lord.  I will make Your presence my abiding place as I hide in You from the tempest of this storm.  Yes I’ll hide in You as I bow and worship at Your feet.

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