Your Life In God

The following excerpt is taken from Your Life In God by Lucy McKee:

Look at what Jesus says about being glorified in John 17:1-2

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…Father, the hour has come. Glorify and exalt and honor and magnify your Son, so that Your Son may glorify and extol and honor and magnify You. [Just as] You have granted Him power and authority over all flesh (all humankind), [now glorify Him] so that He may give eternal life to all whom You have given Him.

I believe what this is saying is that we cannot and will not glorify God unless He first glorifies us. We have to get into the place where He does the glorifying…
…Virtually every other time God performed mighty acts on the earth it was in connection with His people pulling away to spend time in His presence.

Far too often the emphasis has been placed on what we need to do in order to see God’s glory manifested. Well, the most important thing we need to do is pull away and come up into God’s presence and just be there so that He can prepare us for opportunities in such a way that a continual supply of God flowing through you and me will supply people’s needs and also their desires.

Now, you may feel like Peter did up on the mountain of transfiguration, wanting to capture God’s glory and just stay there with Him, but you can’t. Like Jesus told Peter and the others, He says to us today: “Come on guys…we have work to do. We have to come down from here and go to the others so that they too may see the glory of God manifested.”

Don’t ever feel condemned about waiting on God. When we wait on Him, great things take place and He releases His power and strength into our lives. Isaiah 40:29-31 says,

He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (NKJV)

This word wait here means “to braid,” which gives us a picture of being intertwined with God just like hair is braided and woven together. The Amplified version of verse 31 says that those who wait on the Lord “…shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up close to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.” Hallelujah!

There are many more examples of waiting in the presence of God in the Word. I encourage you to study them out for yourself. Learn how time spent in the presence of the Lord is vital to finishing your course. In His presence is fullness of joy, and the joy of the Lord is your strength! While you are there before Him, His glory will equip you to run your race and do what you could never do in your own strength. I challenge you to set aside time regularly to just come and be with God and allow Him to change and empower you for His purposes!

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