There is no veil between your face and Mine. As you gaze upon My radiant perfection, you are being transformed into My likeness. Focusing on Me sounds like an easy assignment, but—as you know—it is not. The world, the flesh (fallen nature), and the devil all conspire to distract you from Me: Godless people seek to delete any reminders of Me from public places, from schools—even from Christmas! Your mind, already in a fallen condition, is relentlessly exposed to unbiblical media messages. At the root of all this opposition is your enemy, the devil. Resist him, steadfast in the faith.
I understand your weakness and the fierceness of the battles you face. I rejoice in your desire to contemplate Me and reflect My Glory. Having planted that longing in your heart, I want to see it flourish. Take time, take time with Me. Refuse to be discouraged by distractions and the fickleness of your mind. Simply return your focus to Me whenever you realize it has wandered. As you wait persistently in My Presence, ask the Spirit to help you. Little by little, He will conform you to My likeness. You may be unaware of these changes, because self-forgetfulness grows through focusing on Me. Increasingly, though, My Glory will reflect from you—pointing others toward Me.
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
~ 2 Corinthians 3:18
Resist him [your adversary the devil], steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
~ 1 Peter 5:9 [NKJV]
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
~ Lamentations 3:25–26
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
~ Romans 8:29