I want to continue with the theme that I started with “Just who do you see in the mirror?” But it doesn’t come from me, but from one of our worship leaders, Levi Blackburn.
And it has to do with how we become who we already are in Christ.
I’ve included a brief recording from one of our worship songs from last week (3/30/14) because it fits particularly well with this subject and I don’t think I could say it any better than Levi said it.
But first, here’s a question to ponder….
How am I trying to become like Jesus?
Because, according to Paul, when we try to become like Jesus through behavioral management (like with the Law of Moses), we still have a veil over our hearts. But when we behold the Lord, the “veil” over who we really are is taken away.
“But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart;
but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
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 from the Lord, the Spirit.” (2 Cor.3:15-18)
So, how do we become like Jesus? We become like Jesus by beholding Him.
This is where the Spirit does His transforming work.
This is the source of all freedom and ever increasing glory.
Getting back to the recording, here’s an excerpt from what Levi said during worship (whole thing is on recording)…
“God is always asking us, “Seek My face…look upon Me…”
We just need to gaze into His eyes of love,
and those eyes become ours..,
We look at His passion, we look at His mercy,
we look at His forgiveness,
we look at every attribute and every characteristic
of His beauty,
of His glory…
and that becomes us.
It’s like the more we see Him, the more we become like Him.
The more we gaze at Him, the more we are transformed.
It’s like, yes, that is who we are!
It’s not like looking at a mirror and seeing just all our faults and all our “This is who I am.” No, it’s looking at Jesus and saying, “THIS is who I am!
This is who You are God, and this is who I’m becoming.”
So I plead with you, as God pleads with you,
look upon His face.
Don’t just look at your face.
Don’t look at your image, look at God’s image in you,
and may His image transform you.”
So, here’s Levi’s opening statement and him leading us into a worship medley. The recording is not long and I think it will bless you.
Sit back, relax…and behold!
“Beautiful Medley” – Levi Blackburn – Cornerstone Church (03/30/14)