"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit..--2 Corinthians 3:18
"Allow nothing to keep you from looking God sternly in the face about yourself and about your doctrine, and every time you preach see that you look God in the face about things first, then the glory will remain all through. A Christian worker is one who perpetually looks in the face of God and then goes forth to talk to people. The characteristic of the ministry of Christ is that of unconscious glory that abides...The secret of the worker's life is that he keeps in tune with God all the time." -Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest April 22
And through the beholding of the glory of the Lord we are transformed into His image (2 Corinthians 3:18). We behold His glory through the reading and study of His Word. It is His Word that judges the thoughts and actions of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). We must look directly into His face, meeting His gaze. Only then can we effectively work out our faith as we keep our eyes fixed on the author and perfector of it (Hebrews 12:1-2).