Wednesday, November 13, 2013

the glory of God

My family and I recently finished a 5 day devotion from John Piper about the glory of God.  You can see the devotion at this link.  It included short videos by Piper and a few Scriptures each day.  This was a great opener for us to talk about God and His work in our lives as well as His plan.

Here are a few verses and thoughts from the devotion:

Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory.  It was I who created them.’”

His glory is the natural truth about our God.  He is full of glory.  As we focus on Him, we bring Him more and more glory.

So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God

All we are to do is to bring glory to God.  When we make anything other than God the center of our lives, we are bringing glory to the wrong thing.

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

It is our sin, our short falls, that takes glory away from God.  There is another reason to praise God for forgiveness and to focus on becoming more like Jesus by allow God’s glory to fill our lives.

So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

The veil is what separated us from God, and by the veil being removed we can see and experience the glory of God.  He is changing us.  He is making us more like His son so we can enjoy His glory.

For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the Lord.

That is an awesome picture.  The glory of God already fills all of life, yet often we fail to recognize it.  The more our lives are focused on God, the more of life we seek to glorify God the more of His glory we will see and live in.  That is what I want to experience!

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