Yesterday I had a devotional running at Do Not Depart where I shared some thoughts on what God’s glory means to me. You can read it here.
I actually wrote that post back in October but it didn’t go out into world until yesterday. It was nice to read through it again. I’m amazed, sometimes, how quickly I forget the details of the posts that I write. Quite often when I go back and reread past posts, I’ll have the “I wrote that?” thought cross my mind. I don’t say it in a critiquing way (well, sometimes I do) but in a forgetful way. My son laughs at me because the same thing happens when I rewatch most movies several months later. I’ve seen this?
The more I read or the more I watch then the more the memory tends to make its way back up to the surface of my brain. It’s like deep-sea fishing and my memories are the fish. Sometimes, I have to cast my fishing line down and out into the deep waters in order to retrieve the right memory.
I’m looking for the blue fish with the yellow stripe.
No, not that fish. The one with the broken fin.
Casts line again.
Retrieves another fish.
Yes, that’s the one!
I guess the older I get the fuller the Rolodex inside my brain gets too. 😉
This morning my devotional reading happened to be on…yep, you guessed it, God’s glory. After rereading yesterday’s post at Do Not Depart, God’s glory has been on my mind ever since. So, I guess this morning was God’s idea of sending me back to remedial Glory school.
But that’s fine with me because I love God’s glory. God’s glory is my favorite. (Kinda like Buddy the Elf and smiling.)
Okay, back to my point. Here’s the first couple of lines from the devotional I read this morning.
“When I joined the ranks of humanity, born into the humblest conditions, My Glory was hidden from all but a few people. Occasionally, streaks of Glory shone out of Me, especially when I began to do miracles.” – Jesus Calling
The devotional then pointed us to John 2:11. It was the verse that is mentioned right after the account of Jesus turning water into wine.
“This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed His Glory, and his disciples put their faith in Him.”
I had never really noticed this verse before today. I love it.
“He thus revealed His Glory, and his disciples put their faith in Him.”
When we encounter His glory, we are never the same. This is true even today.
When His Glory breaks the chains of addiction, when His glory restores broken relationships, when His glory finds a way to use our shattered lives and dreams… then His disciples are still prompted to put their faith in Him.
His glory can not and will not leave us the same.
The whole purpose of His Glory is to point us to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Today, look for His Glory.