By Kathy Carlton Willis –
When praise songs sing of Christ’s beauty, the words draw me in to imagine just how beautiful Jesus must have been while on this earth, and how beautiful He is to me today. And when I am drawn to a beautiful Christian, it is their radiant glow (which must be reflecting the beauty of Christ) that attracts me. Physical features fade in comparison. I want to be with a person who cherishes the Lord in a personal way!
I think this is what also draws me to Jesus. He is the one who can bring me to the Father. While on this Earth, He was completely focused on what the will of the Father was for His life. He knew what His purpose was—His special design. I gravitate toward believers who know what God wants for their lives; those willing to sacrifice everything else in pursuit of godly direction.
How beautiful is the sweet glow of mercy on the face of Jesus. How special are the arms held open wide, to welcome me to His side. How piercing are His eyes, penetrating me with His love and understanding. The mouth of Jesus shares both laughter and smiles of contentment. His Words beckon me.
I desire to worship Jesus in all of His beauty. We often forget how to truly worship. May we make our adoration known to Him. We must not hold back for fear of intimacy! Only when we are drawn to Him can we know Him. When we are drawn to new friends in Christ, we must drop our walls of inhibition to really know and be known of them. Equally so, when we seek Jesus, we must throw aside any weight that hinders our journey, and run to Him.
I can scarcely fathom what it will be like when I see my Savior face to face. How overjoyed will I be, yet how humbled! I am determined not to wait for my heavenly graduation to worship Jesus.
QUOTE: “Oh, come let us adore Him!” —Songwriter, John Wade c. 1743
“Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord,” (Psalm 89:15 NLT).
Today’s devotion is by Kathy Carlton Willis, worshipper, wife to Russ, editor, publicist, certified CLASSeminars speaker and faculty member. Kathy Carlton Willis Communications encompasses her many passions. Kathy’s tagline wraps it all up—Light & Lively: His Reflection/Her Laughter. Schedule Kathy for a speaking event or contact her firm for promotional assistance. KCWC gets jazzed shining the light on God’s writers and speakers.