Fascination

“One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, To gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the Lord And to meditate in His temple.” (Ps.27:4, AMP)

Over the course of his life King David studied the personality and emotions of God. This great warrior and worship leader was caught up with the beauty of God. He also knew the diabolical power of being caught up with the forbidden beauty of another man’s wife. Like Adam he ate of a forbidden fruit. Like that which they sought at Babel, David had already made a name for himself and he wielded that kingly power to meet his dark longings. That’s why the “one thing” must be the one thing. Dark fascination has the same bulls’ eye as godly fascination – the center of our hearts. Its power is derived from spiritual stagnation, boredom, and unbridled lust. A fascinated man does not need pornography; a fascinated woman doesn’t need to escape into romance novels.

God unveils his beauty to the hungry heart. His hiding of the deep things is for our protection and humility. The process of unveiling creates ownership on our part. The divine treasure chest is unlocked as we seek and search. When I’m filled to overflowing my marriage gets the spillover.  The more beautiful God looks to me, the more beautiful my wife looks to me.

God’s beauty is a powerful force that empowers the heart of a husband and wife to love one another. A spouse that strays into adultery has ceased to be fascinated not only with their marriage partner, but also with God. Think back to what originally attracted you to your spouse. You may or may not have known that it was the beauty of God reflected like light through a prism that fascinated your heart to want that “one” for life. The beauty you saw, the force that fascinated, was a longing being fulfilled.

The solution for marital boredom is Godly fascination.