“But the moment one turns to the Lord with an open heart, the veil is lifted and they see.”
2 Corinthians 3:16 TPT
This verse is so powerful and so true. That happened for me at the age of 29. Although I was raised in church since I can remember. I never truly had a heart change. I reached my lowest point and started desperately searching. When I opened up my heart did the veil fall off my eyes. It was as if a light came on for me and everything became so clear. So bright! Words illuminated off the pages of the Bible. When I heard words spoken it transformed me. It began a fire in my soul to want MORE and more of our father. I remember living like hell. Doing my own thing. Doing everything I wasn’t suppose to do. Partying every weekend. I was selfish and self absorbed. I didn’t care who I hurt. I was hurt and I wanted everyone to hurt with me. I’m embarrassed to admit that but it was the truth. But through all of that God was always whispering in my ear. “Come back my child.” I would say “No I’m not ready.” How many of you have had that conversation with God? I finally reached my lowest point. I remember looking up at the night sky saying “God reveal yourself to me! I need peace! I’m miserable!” As I was walking my dog. The next day I was at the book store and the book illuminated off the rack. It said “Peace with God” by Billy Ghraham. I knew immediately I wanted to read that book. I asked for peace. This book said peace. I was in. Little did I know this book would change my whole life. That night walking my dog God heard my cry and answered. Half way through that book I knelt beside my bed and surrender my whole life to God. He has transformed me and is continuing to everyday. It doesn’t mean life will become easy. I’ve had my battles. But with God you won’t fight those battles alone. Now for the rest of this verse…..
“Now, the “Lord” I’m referring to is the Holy Spirit, and wherever he is Lord, there is freedom. We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 TPT
I love the rest of this verse. I’ve learned through each battle I’ve faced it’s brought me closer to Jesus. It’s through the dark times of life that we press into God more. Our faith is developed. And our prayer life gets plenty of practice. It brings us up to the next level of his glory. If you find yourself in a battle today. Embrace it. Prepare yourself for new levels. If you don’t know the Lord in an intimate way. Just speak to him. He’s right where you are. Waiting to hear your heart’s cry. I promise you it will be the most exciting thing you ever do. Living for God is awesome! Praying for all my readers today! Be blessed❤️❤️❤️
Love NEVER fails ♥
– 1 Corinthians 13:8