Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Soul Food!

Your life as a believer begins (justification), continues (sanctification), and culminates (glorification) by looking to Jesus Christ.  You never get over Him or what he has done for you.  The goal and thrill of your life should be to "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world".  Gaze on Jesus Christ!!

"Beloved, we are God's children now and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.  And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure."  1 John 3:2-3

We have looked in faith to Christ, beholding God's atoning Lamb.
He for our sins was sacrificed; thus we, though dead, have been born again.

We still look each day to Christ and by the unveiled view are changed.
The Spirit wields the Truth with might, conforming us to the Son unstained.  

We will look one day on Christ when He appears, triumphantly.  
That blessed hope now purifies, till seeing Him, we like Him will be.  

Jesus, Your beauty fills our eyes - first looking, we were justified; 
Now gazing deeper sanctifies, till fact to face, we are glorified. " 

~Your Beauty Fills Our Eyes by Christ ANderson and Greg Habegger