GOD’S GLORY, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 8/1/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
…Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” (Exodus 33:18, NIV)
Seeing His Glory
Moses was talking to God and said, “God, show me Your glory.” God responded by saying, in effect, “Okay, Moses. I’ll show it to you, but you can’t see My face. The way you’ll know that I’ve been here is that you will see My goodness.” Whenever something good happens, large or small, God is saying, “That’s a sign of My presence.” If you’re seeing goodness in your life, you’re seeing God. You’re seeing a sign of His presence. I’m convinced that we see God at work all day long, but many times we don’t recognize it.
Today, be on the lookout for God’s goodness. Thank Him and praise Him for the little things as well as the big things. As you acknowledge His goodness, you’ll see Him more clearly and know His love in ways you never have before.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. Show me Your glory; show me Your love. Help me to see You and know You more every day in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
First verse to pop into my head was Paul’s letter to the Romans, he said, “20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Rom. 1:20-23. And we still seem to be hard at work doing just that. The rest of that chapter deals with some very serious issues of our day which as a nation, legally we are calling the darkness light and the light darkness. Eventually God’s loving patience is going to end and Judgment will come. As Christians we have been asleep at the switch and our national house has almost been destroyed. We now publish more porn than Bibles.
Another manifestation of God’s Glory is recorded by John 2:11 when Christ Jesus turned the water into wine. John records this as the 1st manifestation of HIS GLORY. So experiencing the supernatural also reveals the GLORY of GOD. We really don’t see that much any more due to lack of loving unity and faith in God’s Truth. But some are standing and being accountable as brother Pat Conroy below, My what boldness in the Holy Spirit to give this prayer before the House. Now this is really a touch of God’s Glory: Each of us has a bit of GOD’S glory to give to our lost world. Is it under a bushel or on our front porch? Matt.5:15, Mark 4:21, Luke 11:33
The Rev. Pat Conroy, chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives, cast out “spirits of darkness” from Congress during his opening prayer on Thursday morning.
Conroy’s prayer came the morning after President Donald Trump attacked “the Squad,” a group of four Democratic Congresswomen, at a rally in North Carolina. In the previous week, Democrats had fallen to infighting, and Trump was accused of racism for tweets urging political opponents to “go back … [to] the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
Conroy struck a conciliatory but bold tone in his remarks, blaming not a political party but spiritual powers and principalities for the divisiveness in politics.
“We give you thanks, O God, for giving us another day,” Conroy prayed. “This has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people’s house. In Your most holy name, I now cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber, spirits not from You. I cast out the spirit of discouragement, which deadens the hope of those who are of good will. I cast out the spirit of petty divisiveness, which clouds the sense and the desire to be of fruitful productivity in addressing the issues more appropriately before this House. I cast out any sadness brought on by the frustration of dealing with matters detrimental to the honorable work each member has been called to engage in.
“Pour out, O Lord, Your sacred oil, as You did upon Aaron of old. Anoint Your servants here in the House with a healing balm to comfort and renew the souls of all in this assembly. May Your spirit of wisdom and patience descend upon all, so that any spirit of darkness might have no place in our midst. Rather, let Your spirit of comity, of brother and sisterhood, and love of our nation and of all colleagues in this chamber empower our better angels to be at play and the common work to be done for the benefit of all Your people. May all that is done within the people’s House be for Your greater honor and glory. Amen.”
Yours in His great love and glory, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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