We are called to behold Jesus above all else. We miss out on what is important because we are not beholding what is important. Life is constantly grabbing our attention and it can easily pull us away from what is important, which is Jesus. Beholding Jesus is key.
God has been reminding me of the simplicity and necessity of beholding Jesus. To behold means to pay attention to. Are we intentionally fixing our gaze on Jesus? Are we meditating on what He has done, who He is, and what He will do?
It’s important that we remember what Jesus did on the cross for us, who He is to us, and that He is coming back to reign and rule over the earth.
Isaiah 9:7 says, “Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” Jesus is coming back to reign with justice and righteousness. Let us fix our gaze to eternity and ask God how we can partner with Him now in living completely surrendered lives for His glory.
The life we see now is temporary and we sure don’t know how long we will live here. The life we live now will pass away, but God and His Word will stand forever (1 Peter 1:25). Our eternity is secure when we choose to live in Christ. John 3:16 says, ” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
We turn away from God and His Word when we stop beholding Jesus. We need to be connected with Him to live effectively in this world. We cannot bear the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) if we are not constantly abiding in Him. Jesus says in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
How can you behold Jesus in your everyday life? Are there things in your life that you need to let go of to behold Jesus?
Let us make Psalm 27:4 our prayer: “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”
This is the time to see Jesus as the King of kings and Lord of lords. Salvation, glory, and power belong to Him alone (Revelation 19:1).
Whether we choose to accept Jesus or not, we will all face Him as King when He comes back. Now is our chance to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior so we may be saved as His children. Now is the time to live rightly for Him. Let us live with an awareness of what is to come. It’s time to behold Jesus and prepare for His coming. Jesus is coming back with expectancy for His bride to be ready. So remember, behold Jesus.
Prayer: Jesus, help me to behold you each and every day. I thank you Jesus that in you I have life and hope for eternity.