Feel God’s Glory

We all had our “glory days” back in our youth when we were beautiful, or “ripped”, we were strong and ready for adventure but then life happens to us and if we aren’t careful, we simply start to fade. There is a song, written by Steve Greene, that could have been penned right out of my own heart: All the laughter is gone and the sound of the songs that we sang slowly faded away, Simple joys that we knew when we walked close to you hand in hand in the cool of the day…are just memories, or are they dreams? Yet we hold to the hope that the music will come back again…Bring back the Glory, won’t you show us what life is for, Bring back the Glory, make us open once more, Bring back the music, the trust the wonder that’s just like a child when he’s never known pain, Bring back the Glory, the Glory again.  Sometimes I long to feel the warmth of the Glory of God in a more special way, what will make that happen?

Last night I went to the school Christmas program for my grandson, it was held in a large church. I sat watching people plod in and find places to sit. No joy in this sanctuary, no feeling of any Glory anywhere in that place. As the principal stood and invited everyone to join him in prayer, I was planning a nice nap until time for my grandson’s part, but suddenly the back doors opened and the children began to march in. Suddenly there was a little spark, a small feeling of electricity and then full-blown light and Glory as those happy little faces walked to their places in the choir. As they stood, their faces turned upward in anticipation of starting and searching the audience to locate their family, my eyes began to tear. There it is, the missing link, we have to become children, be expectant, search for the face of God so that we can see Him smile at our efforts, bask in the Glory that God shines on us. We have to trust God the way a child trusts everything a parent tells them until they realize the lies…there is a Santa…there is NO Santa, there is an Easter Bunny…there is NO Easter Bunny…the shot is not going to hurt…the shot DID hurt…BAD! Then they start to know that they are not always told the truth.

Jesus told Nicodemus (John 3:3) Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God”

If we are “born again” we can become like children by trusting in God and belief that Jesus can do anything for us! We can believe it “just like a child who has never known pain.” Matthew 18:3 “Assuredly I say to you, until you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. So many people associate authority with an exercise of dominance over others, but He calls us to childlike humility and a servant-like heart, John 13:1-17.

If you are feeling sad, or empty, look up into the face of the One person you should be trying to please, your heavenly Father. Psalm 30:4-5 All you saints! Sing your hearts out to GOD! Thank him to his face! He gets angry once in a while, but across a lifetime there is only love. The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter.

To bring back the Glory become like a little child and seek the truthful and loving face of the Father and His loving Son, Jesus. Merry Christmas !

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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4 Responses to Feel God’s Glory

  1. peajaye1 says:

    Harolene, listen to what God has done. On Fathers Day, bishop called those who wanted a miracle to come forward. It was the only time my husband visited East West . I needed a financial miracle.

    God brought me a promotion at work that I began on August 3rd, then August 16th following the Joyce Meyer conference and much prayerful consideration and communication with Godly influences and the husband,i moved in with a girlfriend.

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  2. peajaye1 says:

    So, it’s been what, 4 months? I love the job, but I’ve not caught on and work fast enough to meet their standards, so a month ago they put me on some sort of disciplinary paperwork giving me 60 days to bring it up to standard. I knew that meant no end of year raise, but then we had our end of year review and they gave me ” does not meet expectations” I chose to continue doing what I do, elevating my gaze, believing that God is indeed large and in charge and if He wants me elsewhere, He’ll arrange that. Im continuing to do my best with a positive attitude. Through a couple conversations with my supervisor, it was determined tonight that he is moving me into a job function that brings me back out to the warehouse, but this time with a chair and desk. Same title. God has displayed Himself in a mighty way. People more qualified were clamoring for this job,

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  3. peajaye1 says:

    So there is no doubt that only God could make this happen

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  4. peajaye1 says:

    So back to your topic, yes childlike faith and trust. My Daddy is always gonna take care of me, to God be the glory.

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