Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | July 6, 2014

FILL ME WITH YOUR GLORY!


“I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was … I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.” (John 17: 1-5, 20-22).

What is complacent? It means: self-secure, content, self-satisfied, untroubled, unbothered, at ease. Basically, I’d say it is an issue of PRIDE, or the hardening of our heart. I asked my husband if he could give me a more workable definition and he related it to APATHY. Apathy is lack of interest, indifference, or insensibility to something; you just don’t care about it. Therefore, I would say that complacency is “caring about something, but not acting on it.”

I have been thinking about how this definition reflects on me personally and especially in relationship to my spiritual life. I think we often get “comfortable” with where we are; believing we have reached our destiny in Christ, so now we can kick back and wait for His glorious return. I refer you to Proverbs 28: 14, “Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD (doesn’t get comfortable, or take Him for granted), but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble” (see also Ephesians 4: 17; Hebrews 3: 7-15).

I have to confess that at times I become more complacent in my relationship with God. I do continue to read and study His Word, but I also find that I spend a lot of time thinking about spending more quality time with Father than actually DOING IT! I can become sidetracked with “busy things” like laundry, watching a movie, talking on the phone, writing letters, talking ABOUT Him, praying shorter “blanket prayers”, etc. rather than going to my secret place to just spend time with my Father and letting Him know how much I love Him. I find that when I am NOT spending time alone with the Lord, I become more distressed about things going on around me. Why? Because my PEACE, in any given moment depends on being in continual communion with my Father (Psalm 29:11; 34: 14; Song of Solomon 2: 15; Isaiah 32: 17; John 14: 27; 16: 33; Galatians 5: 22; Philippians 4: 7; Colossians 3: 15). I DO CARE ABOUT MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD, BUT PERHAPS I HAVEN’T BEEN PUTTING HIM FIRST. WHEN I HAVE NOT BEEN ACTIVELY SEEKING HIM … I become complacent! “LORD, forgive me.”

In Exodus 33, we read of how Moses would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp of Israel. When Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the LORD spoke with Moses. The people of Israel would see the pillar of cloud and would stand at the entrance of their own tent and begin to worship. In verse 15 Moses says to the LORD, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that You are pleased with me and with Your people unless You go with us? What else will distinguish me and Your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”

Moses ACTIVELY sought the LORD’s Presence and God met with Moses, face to face as a man speaks with his friend (vs. 11). That is what prayer is; communion with our heavenly Father.

And the Lord’s response to Moses was, “I WILL DO the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” What then did Moses reply? It is the very same thing that I ask of Him … “NOW SHOW ME YOUR GLORY” (Exodus 33: 17-23).

“LORD, forgive my neglect; change my heart LORD and revive my first love. I WILL eagerly seek You, Lord”

I KNOW I am forgiven; for where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And I know that my unveiled face reflects the Lord’s glory. That I am daily being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3: 17, 18; see also 1 Corinthians 13: 12, 13). If you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, so are you! Hallelujah!

The LORD would say unto you…

“I am present with you. With unveiled face, behold My glory and be transformed. Waver not as you are being molded to fit the vision. Do not despair or complain as you approach the Promised Land, but believe that the climb up the mountain will bring you to your inheritance. Fear not, advance, and possess the land! As you faithfully look to Me, you will know such an outpouring of My fullness and power, answers to prayer, and intimacy of discipleship, that your past knowledge of Me will seem meager. Do not fear, My glory will go before you and behind you.”


Responses

  1. Well Sister, isn’t it funny(?) that I and a few others are in this same place. In my situation, I NEED to completely let go of someone who seems precious to me, but God says is a distraction, an idol, as Isaac was to Abraham, and I need to put my precious distraction on the alter.
    At first I thought that it was just a test to see if I was willing to let her go and so said I was willing, and thought the test was over, but the last few days, I’m realizing that the Lord really wants me to release her to Him, completely!!!
    I’m going to forward an email to you regarding “letting go” and the conditions that go with it.

    Our God is a jealous God and will not share our time, talents, treasures, with someone that He deems unworthy.

    Blessing, sis, may our God watch over you and keep you in the palm of His hand.

    • Hi dear friend… I am so glad this was timely for you. I also used your email words to send on to a sister who is in the same battle as you are leaving. She was touched by the messages and I am sure they as well were timely. Have a blessed week….stay well and I pray you will always hear the Lord clearly as He directs and leads you through this life. In Faith, Judy

  2. hi, this has been a blessing, thank you and may God bless you. ——————————

    • Hi Diana; I am glad the Lord spoke to your heart with blessing. He is awesome and full of grace for each one of us. Have a blessed day and week.


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