Yesterday I started a new book. It is about new songs of deliverance. Here is an excerpt
“Think about what it means to gaze upon the Lord. In Exodus 19:21, the Lord spoke to Moses. It says, “…Go down and warn the people, lest they break through to gaze at the Lord, and many of them perish.” That was spoken just before He gave Moses the 10 commandments.
Post cross: 2 Corinthians 3:18 bids us to gaze as an act of worship. It says, “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.”
Moses was a gazer. Hebrews 11:27 Amplified says, “(Motivated) by faith he left Egypt behind him, being unawed and undismayed by the wrath of the king; for he never flinched but held staunchly to his purpose and endured steadfastly as one who gazed on Him Who is invisible.”
Here is a new song that is very appropriate for this day of adversity.
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.