Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.2 Corinthians 3:16-18 MSG
Good Morning Beautiful,
When Jesus died on the Cross, the veil ripped into two, which granted us direct access to Jesus. God made a way that we don’t have to run to others for atonement, but instead, we can run straight to Jesus ourselves.
God wants to hear your voice and see your face. He wants to know you and build a relationship with you. How does that relationship start? For one, by believing in Him but also to have your hearts open. God wants to see the real you, flaws and all. It doesn’t matter how many times you have messed up or sinned; God still loves you, and He wants to build a relationship with you.
You must understand that “building” takes time. My momma always used to say, relationships aren’t made; they are built.” meaning that there is work to be done. There will be times of struggle, surrender, laughter, sadness, joy, content, peace, etc. In God’s Word, He tells us that there is a time for everything (see Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 KJV). In every season of our lives, there is a chance to grow closer to God. It involves trust and patients. Gradually, God will transform your life, but you best believe that there is work to be done for the relationship to be prosperous.
God wants to transform us into a beautiful masterpiece. Glowing in His radiant light, but we have to have the veil torn from our eyes to see God in our lives. We all have access to Him. So what will you do with your privilege?
Digging deeper discussion questions
- Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. What is God teaching you about your seasons in life?
- How have those moments made it clearer to see God’s hands and trust His heart?