yes, to this day whenever moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. [2 cor 3:15–16]
it is to this end that these writings are published daily; that in as few words as possible, you might be persuaded to ditch your laptop and embrace the floor until Christ should come and lift your head.
still, I am not ignorant of the difficulty in what i ask of you. make no mistake, there is nothing more difficult than to turn to God; but it is the only action we may take that is worthy of eternity. every other action in life requires a self, but to turn to God is to be rid of oneself. every deed in life requires a self, and it will either be yourself or the Spirit of Christ in you.
you and i can do nothing*. any deed that is pleasing to God, any fruit of righteousness, is not our own. we often mistake ourselves, supposing there is more to our lives than laying it down daily, but the only thing any individual can do is sin or turn to God. **
but oh, the joy that awaits us if by our God’s great mercy, we remain constant in this simple, humiliating, yet awe-inspiring discipline. you and i can behold God, and not be dismayed. rejoice! if even for now, it is only a foretaste of what is to come.
be encouraged, the veil is set to be lifted! if you will turn to him again today, the hardness, apathy, shame, confusion and anxiety that so characterizes life will fall away at his radiance. Christ – who is your life – will resurrect you again, if you will pick up your cross today and follow him.
* john 15:5
i am the vine; you are the branches. whoever abides in me and i in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
** ecclesiastes 12:13-14
the end of the matter; all has been heard. fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. for God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
~ graham bachman