As you watch me, and keep your eyes upon me, you will see your own perspective begin to change. You will see your thoughts, motives, and feeling begin to change. There is no aspect to your life that will not change as you take time to sit with me, gaze upon me, and abide together with me. Knowing me will transform you from the inside out. You will be changed over the course of time as you allow yourself to be influenced in my presence by my spirit. (1)
In this place and process of transformation your heart will come alive. Your vision will become clearer. Your understanding will increase. Your courage will expand. Your hope will not only come alive, but will be resolute and vibrant, able to sustain you through hardships, delays, persecutions, and massive disappointments.
All these things will serve you, will be a blessing to you, and will cause you to thrive, not merely survive. There is healing for you as you come to know me and in sitting before me. There is wholeness in my presence. There is fullness of joy in my presence. There is everything your heart, soul, spirit, and even your flesh could ever crave in my presence. It is together with me you will find the satisfaction and fulfillment of all you desire. (2)
I will be your great reward. Knowing me, abiding together with me in harmony, embracing our fellowship together will give you immeasurable and unspeakable joy upon joy, again and again. So as you find yourself consumed by the cares of this world, working hard, suffering, and striving day after day, take time to forget about such things, and direct your attention, eyes, and affections on to me, for as you keep your eyes upon me you will see your own perspective begin to change. (3)
(1) Romans 12:2, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Corinthians 3:18
(2) Psalm 16:11, Romans 8:28, James 1:2-4, Jeremiah 17:14, Jeremiah 33:6
(3) 1 John 1:3, Romans 15:13, Galatians 5:22, John 16:22, Mark 4:19