Beautifying Your Spirit (March 6th, 2019)

"When Moses came down from Mount Sinai carrying the two Tablets of The Testimony, he didn't know that the skin of his face glowed because he had been speaking with God." (Exodus 34:29 MSG)



Man is a spirit being and not a physical body. However, many have put a premium on their outward appearance-- they go through intense exercises and diets, and some even get severe surgical procedures just to maintain or enhance their physical looks.


But don't be carried away by the praise you might receive for your outward appearance. The truth is, there's no glory that compares to that of your spirit. That should be your dream: beautifying your human spirit!


(1 Peter 1:23)

"having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever."

You're born of the Word, and meditating on the Word should be a priority. When you study the Word or receive its ministry through teaching or preaching, it glorifies or beautifies your spirit. You're strengthened, energized, and invigorated for greater works.


Moses had an experience recorded in Exodus 34. He'd spent so much time (a total of 40 days and nights) with God on Mount Sinai, receiving the Ten Commandments. When he came down from the mountain, his face radiated the glory of God so much that everyone who saw him couldn't even look at him!


Moses had to wear a veil to shroud the glory that had rubbed off on him (Exodus 34:29-33). That's the effect of deep contemplation and meditation on the Word.


(2 Corinthians 3:18)

"But we all, seeing the glory of the Lord with unveiled faces, as in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord."

The Word of God is where the glory is, and the New Covenant is far more glorious. As you receive the Word during your quiet time, devotion, or church services, the intensity of the glory in your life is increased. You're enraptured, beautified, and enveloped by His glory.


Prayer:

Dear Father, thank You for Your Word, which causes Your glory to shine forth with much intensity in my life and in all that I'm connected with. As I meditate on the Word of faith, I experience victory, divine health, and blessings! My life is an expression of your supernatural grace, glory, perfection, beauty, and righteousness. I'm continually changed from glory to glory, in Jesus' Name. Amen.


Further Study: 1 Timothy 4:15; John 1:14; 2 Timothy 3:15-16

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