The Beauty Of Holiness
God would have people say of us as Peter said of the disciples of old: “The Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you” (1 Pet. 4:14). Would not that be an answer to most of our prayers? Could we ask for anything better? How can we get this glory? How are we to reflect it? Only as the result of prayer. It is when we pray, that the Holy Spirit takes of the things of Christ and reveals them unto us (John 16:15).
It was when Moses prayed, “Show me, I pray Thee, Thy glory,” that he not only saw somewhat of it, but shared something of that glory, and his own face shone with the light of it (Ex. 33:18; 34:29). And when we, too, gaze upon the “glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor. 4:6), we shall see not only a glimpse of that glory, but we shall gain something of it ourselves.
As we lift up our soul in prayer to the living God, we gain the beauty of holiness as surely as a flower becomes beautiful by living in the sunlight.
– Taken from The Kneeling Christian.