In processing my thought from Sunday’s message, I began to think about God’s glory. What is God’s glory? I heard one of the best descriptions of Glory this past week by Jeff kapusta in his message “Why Questions?”
Psalm 19:1 (NIV) says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”
Glory is adoration, affection and bigness. It is the awesomeness of God. I want to see the glory of God in my life just like you can see His glory in creation. I want someone to look at my life and say, “I don’t understand it, but that is awesome; that is so incredible it must be God.” Isn’t that what the Apostle Paul was talking about in 2 Corinthians 4:7.
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”
We are to reflect God’s glory through our lives. When people examine your life they should see Jesus!
Glory comes from magnifying God. We magnify God when we look at Him as Moses did when he drew near to God on Mt Sinai to talk to Him. Drawing close to God caused Moses to reflect the radiance of God’s glory. Others saw it on him.
When we look to God instead of placing our focus on all our problems, God is magnified instead of our circumstance. The closer we are to Him the small our problems seem. Many people focus so much on their circumstances, it steals their faith and they can’t see that God is bigger than their issues. Their problems seem insurmountable. When we truly see God as He really is, then we will see our problems for what they really are – small in comparison to a Big God.
When we look to God, He is magnified. When He is magnified, we behold His glory. When we behold His glory, others see God in us.