Oswald Chambers states, “The greatest characteristic a Christian can exhibit is this completely unveiled openness before God, which allows that person’s life to become a mirror for others.”
What a beautiful thing to watch women unveil themselves before God and others. Recently while speaking at a retreat, I had this very privilege. Women received God’s word into their hearts and openly responded with great obedience as they brought their request to Him willing to be transformed into His likeness.
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 Corinthians 3:18
When you unveil yourself to God, you will be honest before Him, removing anything that may hinder your walk with Him, which in turn will give Him complete access to your life and heart.
Maybe because we have a wedding in our family this year, “unveiling” has great meaning.
Not only does the bridal veil show the modesty and purity of the bride and her reverence for God, it reminds us of the Temple veil which was torn in two when Christ died on the cross.
The removing of the veil took away the separation between God and man, giving us access into the very presence of God. Since Christian marriage is a picture of the union between Christ and the church, we see another reflection of this relationship in the removal of the bridal veil. Through marriage, the couple now has full access to one another. (1 Corinthians 7:4)
This is the access God wants with each one of us. He is the bridegroom we are waiting for Him to return to us. But, as we wait, we can come before him unveiled, fully accessed by Him. Tony Evans recently said, “Where we position God, affects how he relates to us.”
When His Spirit fills us, we are transformed, and by beholding God we become mirrors. Mirrors that reflect the One who abides in us.
Oh, that we would beware of anything that would spot or tarnish that mirror. The most important rule for us is to concentrate on keeping our lives open to God. Unveil to the One who holds our future in His hands.
Sometimes the busyness of things obscures our concentration on God. We must maintain a position of beholding Him, keeping our lives completely spiritual through and through. The more access we allow Him, the more He will reveal Himself to us and the brighter we will shine……..
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Journeying with Him,