2 Corinthians 3:18 “We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.” ~CSB
The first thing I love about this scripture is, “…with unveiled faces…” This means that we have submitted to God and He has allowed us to see Him and His glory that surround us daily. In other words, at one time all we could see was the disappointing world around us; our financial situations, our family issues, the doctor’s report that said our health was failing.
But with ‘unveiled faces’ we remember what God has done for us. We remember when we didn’t have any money for mortgage but out of nowhere the mortgage got taken care of. The doctor told us we were in a situation and with a touch of God’s hand we were doing better! And that family situation turned well as perspectives changed toward each other. Despite what we are going through we are able to see God’s grace, mercy and miracle work through everything the enemy is trying to throw at us.
The next miracle of this text comes with the statement, “…from glory to glory…” How many times have we been in that spiral lifestyle where we witness things go so well, then things fall apart? Things go well again, then eventually fall apart again. We get stuck in believing that ‘good times don’t last’. This text is telling us that as we live and look in the mirror at the glory of the Lord, ‘…and we are being transformed into the same image…”, that spiral lifestyle will change from ‘up and down’ to ‘up and up’, to “…glory to glory…”
Yes, we will still go though trials, but instead of looking at the trial as ‘falling short’, look at the trial as a workout, a training, a design to make you stronger and train you to be qualified for the blessing that is about to come to you! Then you will see, with ‘unveiled’ eyes, that you are about to transition from one glorious point in your life to an elevation of another glorious point. Stronger than you were before. Each blessing requiring a little bit more strength than the last blessing.
With the veil on, we see up and down. With the veil off, we see up and up! God loves us so much that he did not want us to live lives of 'up and down' because God is in control. Part of that control is what His will is for our lives and that will does not include 'up and downs'. It includes us living our lives to glorify Him. And because we love Him, He will glorify us, “…this is from the Lord who is the Spirit."
May God continue to bless and keep you in His grace, mercy and protection in Jesus’ name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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