Thoughts from “A Vision of His Glory”
Here are some thoughts I had from reading Anne Graham Lotz's views of Revelation 1:12a in the book The Vision Of His Glory when the apostle John turned around to see Jesus: “I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me.”
The turning around to look at God can mean wanting not just to hear the word, but to see and know the person behind the word.
Lotz asks if when we read the Bible, do we read it to familiarize ourselves with facts? Or grow in our knowledge of the truth? Or so we can live by and obey it so we might be blessed? These are all good intentions, but the ultimate purpose of God’s Word is to reveal God so we can know Him personally.
Lots of times we focus on the hands of God. What He has or hasn’t done for us. What we want Him to do. Instead of focusing on the face of God – simply who He is.