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What Does God Look LIke?

I love passages in scripture where we see a glimpse of God’s glory. I like to just ponder his glory and attempt to imagine what it must be like to be in heaven with God. Meditating on these passages spur my prayer life to repentance and to remember that when I pray I have access to a HUGE God!

So the next time you pray, I want to encourage you first to ponder these verses in Ezekiel and then go before his throne with your confessions, praises and prayer requests. I think it might just change your prayer life!

In Ezekiel 1:25-28, Ezekiel writes: “Then there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads as they stood with lowered wings(when you have a minute read about these angels that surround the throne in chapter 1 – they are magnificent!). Above the expanse over their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell face down.”

Does that not stir your soul! Wow! Who is this God we serve – can we even imagine how awesome he truly is???
Trust and rest in this Almighty God’s arms. This is my prayer for the Good Morning Girls today:

 

” To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy - to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and foreveer more! Amen.” Jude 24

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Glorify God With Our Dirt!

We need to glorify God with our “dirt”.

Sounds like a crazy statement doesn’t it? I’ve actually been thinking about this a lot lately. Maybe it’s because as I’m getting older, I’m realizing how sinful I truly am. Or maybe its because I’m a mother training my two young daughters to love God and learn the difference between what’s right and what’s wrong. As I guide/instruct/correct them, I feel God guiding/instructing/correcting me. Whatever the case, I’ve been thinking about my mistakes, my unforgiveness, my impatience at times…….my sin, my “dirt.”

I’ve also been thinking about how as Christians we feel so much pressure sometimes to be perfect. To look perfect, to act perfect, to be the perfect wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Sadly some of us go to church feeling like we have to continue our “everything is perfect” disguise. We don’t allow others to see “our dirt”, our sins, our struggles. If anyone does have a past…….a past that was far from God, they don’t feel like sharing it because what would all the “perfect” people think?

We need to get back to the basics at times. What is truly our life purpose? To bring glory to God! If we don’t allow others to see how dirty and sin saturated our past use to be…we are robbing God of His glory. If we don’t allow others to see how far God has brought us, the change He has made in our lives…..then we are robbing God of His glory.

Not only are we robbing God of His glory, but we are also robbing others of hope. Hope that God can make a difference in their lives because of what they have seen Him do in ours.

There is a purpose in our dirty sin stained lives, the purpose is to bring glory to God by coming to Him and allowing Him to cleanse us. Though our sins were like scarlet, God can wash us as white as snow…….some of my favorite lyrics. As we allow God to cleanse us, we bring Him glory through the transformation of our lives. Next time you feel tempted to hide your past, realize that your past is what brings God glory.

God grows beautiful lives out of “dirt”.

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Please note, Courtney’s Thursday post will be on our new site!!!! Sooooo excited to show it to you!!!

Love God Greatly,

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