Good morning. Happy Friday! I’ve been working on some ministry assignments this week and apologize for my absence. I pray that you have remained consistent with your devotional time with the Lord.
TFTD: For YOUR glory I will do ANYTHING
Romans 8:18 (NKJV)
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
24 And you said: ‘Surely the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this day that God speaks with man; yet he still lives
I was singing the lyrics to the song For your glory the other day; “For Your glory, I will do anything, just to see you, to behold you as my King.” Have you ever stopped to think about the words that you are singing and declaring to the Lord? Have you ever stopped to interpret what, “I WILL DO ANYTHING” really means? The declaration in this song is heavy and should not be taken lightly.
Are you willing to do ANYTHING, which means “something, no mater what, in any way possible“, to see the glory of God? Sometimes as Christians, we think the “ANYTHING” will be easy and filled with joy, but I’m a living witness that sometimes “Anything” can be tough. Are you willing to suffer to see God’s glory? Are you willing to do whatever is necessary in order to see God’s glory? Are you willing to leave that relationship that God has been telling you to leave, walk away from that job that has been taking too much of your time away from God or end those friendships with the people who aren’t sowing into your life? Will you endure challenges to your way of life; financially, mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually in order to behold God as your KING?
I am learning that God allows things to happen to us in order to draw us closer to Him. He also allows us to encounter suffering and tough times in order to pull out whatever that is in us that is holding us back from connecting with Him. If we are honest, there is some junk in us that needs to come out. Sometimes we don’t realize it until we are hit with a tough situation. We endure trials and tribulations in order to see the glory of God that will be revealed in us, through the situation. *Extends hands in worship* God has been changing my perspective. Whatever I go through, doesn’t even compare with the glory that will be revealed. That should give you hope to endure until the end.
Take time to pull up the lyrics to the songs that you sing in your personal worship time and even at church. Ask yourself, “Am I living a life that lines up to the declaration that is being made in this song? Am I willing to do what the song says to the Lord?” There is power in our tongue and when we sing those songs we are releasing things into the atmosphere. When God hears “For Your glory, I will do anything, just to see you, to behold you as my King.” Get ready for the “ANYTHING” that will come along with that.
I pray you have a blessed day in Jesus name! Be encouraged. Seeing God’s glory is worth more than what you will go through to get there!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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