Glorify Your Name!
As John Piper has said, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”
How do we do that?
How do we become most satisfied in Him?
God teaches us through His purifying process — with His holy fire.
Are you in the midst of a holy fire, otherwise known as a trial?
Don’t look past the trial to find God on the other side of it. Look in the trial. He’s in it.
God has called you to this trial, and He will not leave you alone in it.
“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” ~ I Peter 1:6-7
Remember, God only gives us what is necessary. If you’re in a trial, it’s necessary.
Knowing your trial is necessary, doesn’t necessarily make it easy.
Some trials are beyond difficult. But that doesn’t change the facts.
If we rejoice in our trials, it will result in the strengthening of our faith which will bring much praise, glory, and honor to Jesus Christ.
That’s what it’s all about!
Listen to the words of this great song Glorify, written by my beautiful and talented friend Linda Barnhill and powerfully sung by the equally beautiful Crystal Lewis.
Jesus, light the flame!
We see the beauty of God’s ways when the flame of passion for His Name is lit within us, and we find ourselves content — even in the midst of our worst trials. (Philippians 4:4-13)
Only God can do such a thing within us.
Our natural selves see only two options: flight or fight.
God provides a third: rest.
Rest in Christ today and see what God will do.
Glorify Your Name. Raise the banner. Raise it high. Father, glorify.
Jesus, light the flame. Give us passion for your Name. Jesus, light the flame
Purify Your bride. Cleanse her with Your holy fire. Jesus, purify.
How have you seen God glorify His name recently? I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.