Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 3, 2017

For God’s Glory

“Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land.” Psalms 85:9 (NKJV)

The sun’s rays – body relaxed and accepting, welcoming the beams that distribute vitamins to my skin and serotonin to my brain.  Eventually, I have a sheen to my skin previously unseen.  In fact, wait too long, and searing pain meets crimson.  I may absorb warmth, energy, health and color from the sun but I remain clear as to the source of these changes:  the sun.  I contributed nothing to the sun’s power but have the advantage of being its recipient of goodness.

As followers of Jesus Christ, through the process of sanctification, our very selves are being transformed.  We must remain aware as to the source of these changes:  God.  Our once hardened hearts become gentle and compassion flows from our lives.  Our thoughts are challenged as God’s perfect love repeatedly reveals that His ways are markedly different than those of the world.  Comparison, envy and anger replaced with love, patience and joy.  Before long, our entire being takes on a different hue.  The radiance of Christ in us is inescapable.

Having been with the Lord on Mount Sinai, Moses veiled his radiant face and in response dedicated Israel to God.  The glory of the Lord filled the temple as Solomon praised the Lord for the fulfillment of His promises to His people.  Paul implored followers to give all glory to God, to do all things to the glory of God, the Father of glory.

The Holy Spirit resides in us to glorify Jesus. Do we take His glory and hold onto it as though it were our own?  May we always cherish the changes that You work in us, Lord. These changes show that we have been adopted into the family of God.  You are pleased to call us Your daughter.  It is Your pleasure to use our gifts, abilities and character to draw all people to salvation through Jesus.  But, may we never try to take Your glory.

“Father, may we not forget that it’s Your Glory.  May we abide in Your love so that we radiate Your beauty to a world that without Jesus Christ is without hope and a future.”

For His Glory,

Kathryn Hayman
TRBC Women’s Life

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