Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Looked in a mirror lately?

"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." 2 Corinthians 3:18

The closer we get to God, the more clearly we see ourselves as we really are.

When we compare ourselves to others, we can always find someone who makes us feel good about how we we are doing.

But

When we step into the light of God's holiness, our lives are brought out as a sharp picture.

What may have seemed clean and pure, suddenly looks soiled and tarnished.

His light exposes the nooks and crannies, the crack and crevices of our innermost being.

When men and women are confronted by the awesomeness of a holy God, they are moved to repentance and brokenness before Him.

In Isaiah Ch. 6, Isaiah has an encounter with God.

Isaiah saw God in a way he has never seen God before.

The prophet Isaiah is struck with a vision of the Holiness of God.

A holiness so intense that even the pillars in the temple trembled.

Isaiah no longer sees himself in contrast to all the people around.

He now see himself in the light of the Holy, High, Supreme God of the universe.

It was no longer woe to them, but woe to me.

We are to know God, to live in His presence.

What are the words that come out of your mouth?

How pure and clean is your lifestyle?

Does that image change when it is compared to God's holiness?

To know God, to live in His presence, and to be occupied with a vision of His holiness, is to know how foolish and frail we are apart from Him.

Lord, You are Holy!

Your holiness is the only measure to which I can compare myself.

Let us not be caught up on the preoccupation with ourselves.

"And one called another and said: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!" Isaiah 6:3

"And I said: woe is me. For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts!" Isaiah 6:5

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