Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:9.
When Moses spent time with God, his face would shine, Exodus 34:29.. When Moses went back to the people, the shine was faded, II Corinthians 3:13. Back to God? Shine again. Time away? Shine goes away. It came from being with God.
When we spend time with God, our heart, our ‘insides’ shine. No time with God? No inside shine.
The question was, “Describe yourself when you were really following Jesus closely.” Many said peaceful, some said wise, courageous, joyful, patient. Then, Christian, what were you like when you weren’t paying attention to Jesus? Less joy, less patience, no peace, feel dry inside.
So how do you get closer to God. How to think more of His thoughts? People said worship, obey what He tells you to do, read His word, pray, hold onto His promises.
How closely are you following Jesus? How much do your ‘insides shine’? Want to think more like God? What do you need to do this week?