It’s Friday again, and I’m making my bed, and I hear the words “act like you’re going until you hear otherwise.” It was another paradigm shift for me! I went on my usual morning prayer walk, but this time my confidence went up, and it felt like my whole being was involved in praying. It was something that is even hard to describe. It was not just my mind and emotions; it involved my whole being.
The secret to who you are lies in the heart of one Man alone. He is the bridegroom God. Only by gazing into His eyes and understanding who He is will you know who you are. All other searching is in vain. Feed your spirit on what His personality is like and discover His affections, His desires, and His tender dealings with you in your weaknesses. You will emerge and blossom in light of who He is.
God is glorified in us when we are exhilarated with Him, His wisdom, His power, His beauty and splendor and His emotions.The outcome is a heart transformed to be like Jesus. It is foundational not just a fact. It is why He created us, for His pleasure.Why? He had a whole host of angels. It is why He sent Jesus; He wasn’t giving up after Adam.
Our opening scripture John 17:26 shows that we want to experience His Glory, who doesn’t? But when we do experience His Glory we will encounter His Love as well. We all need an unfolding revelation of the Father and Son, the Glory and Love! And it will transform us so that we will LOVE others even when they hurt us.
For some praise does not come easily. It needs to be practiced or exercised like learning an instrument or going to the gym. The more you do it, the greater the revelation of His splendor and glory and love the more natural it will flow. It’s practicing His presence. The Psalms are full of praise. They are a springboard for us to jump off into praise!