Eph.1:18,19 – I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling —that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones!
I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you!
Seeing Christ as He is changes us and our vision of who we are and what our purpose in life is. It changes what we love and what we do and how we do it. In other words, seeing the Lord for yourselves is a world shift, for the first time we begin to move with the rhythm and flow of God’s plan. Seeing Jesus in His humanity and His deity, seeing the Father’s love displayed in Christ, tasting the beauty of God through the Holy Spirit brings us into a new kind of pleasure that spills over in all we do. Until you have a real encounter with the Lord the Trinity is just a concept. When you taste Him for yourselves, it is the greatest of all mysteries continually unfolding before us. Here is how Jonathan Edwards views the beauty of the Trinity.
“This I suppose to be that blessed Trinity that we read of in the holy Scriptures. The Father is the deity subsisting in the prime, unoriginated and most absolute manner, or the deity in its direct existence. The Son is the deity generated by God’s understanding, or having an idea of Himself and subsisting in that idea. The Holy Ghost is the deity subsisting in act, or the divine essence flowing out and breathed forth in God’s infinite love to and delight in Himself. And I believe the whole Divine essence does truly and distinctly subsist both in the Divine idea and Divine love, and that each of them are properly distinct persons.”
Seeing Christ is where our very nature is changed. Instead of seeing the world from a me first perspective we see everything from the light flooding from the Lord. Our marriage and family is effected, our work ethic is effected, and our goals in life are radically transformed. Christ is the author and finisher of our faith; in Him real living truly begins.