Mar 24th 2021 · Day 83
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It is easy to forget in a consumeristic age that everything we do should be to and for God’s glory. In Deuteronomy 16, where the Passover remembrance and celebrations are outlined, the Jewish people are reminded that this is all about God, His power and His choices. In Psalm 115 the cry goes out, ‘Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory’ (v. 1), while in Luke 9:28-36, Peter, James and John witness the transfiguration of Jesus. They see Him in His radiant glory as ‘the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white’ (v. 29).
It is easy to overlook the glory of God as we go about our daily lives. Yet Paul’s words ring out as a command to Christians everywhere: ‘whatever you do, do all to the glory of God’ (1 Corinthians 10:31). If to see God’s glory is to see His majesty and splendour, then to show His glory must be to demonstrate His majesty and splendour. People saw God’s glory in His actions when, during the Passover celebrations, they remembered what He did for them during their escape from Egypt; they cried out to Him for it in their psalms, and they saw it in the transfigured face of Jesus.
Do others see the glory of God in my actions, in my words and in my face? It seems like a big ask, but it is what God expects and it is what the lost and broken world needs.
Pause and reflect: Heavenly Father, please help me, in my actions, words and expression, to show the light of Your glory to the people I meet today. Amen.
Alan and his wife Paula have been a part of Victory Church since 2016. They have served in a number of different ministries and locations during that time. They are both also a part of Prayer Centre Wales and share the passion for prayer to return to the heart of the nation.
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