Lenten Journey Day 2 – Embracing Glory

Embracing Glory. What does that look like? Since reading day two of my devotional I’ve been trying to understand its meaning and trying to formulate a visual for myself. My thoughts have led me to this insight, unique and personal is what Embracing Glory is to me. God created us all differently and seeks to have individual relationships with each of us. By definition glory means to bring praise and praise means good things. How we experience “embracing Glory” will be different yet familiar to all believers. As believers, all our praise is to God for all the “good” things He has and will do for us. The good in parentheses, refers to Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Trusting God when we don’t understand is “Embracing Glory.” Recognizing that daily and moment to moment we are surrounded by God’s love, grace and mercy we can see and feel God embracing us and we can embrace God and all His Glory! The next time you are outside and the sun is shining down and you feel the tingling of your skin know that you are in the embrace of our Savior! Remember, embracing Glory will be different for all of us, my favorite way to embrace God and give Him praise and glory is driving in my car, often to no specific destination and I sing to Him. The songs I sing I learned as a child in Sunday school, even if I mess a word up I keep going because I imagine that it’s just me and Jesus sitting together and it’s lovely. I also experience embracing Glory when I have lunch with the JULIETS, Esther’s Circle, prayers with friends, walking in the park…etc, find things that cause you to breathe deeper, think broader and love endlessly.

~Blessings and Peace~

Romans 8:22-27 “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”

Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”

JULIETS – Avon Christian Church Avon, IN (JULIETS – Jolly Unique Ladies Informally Eating Together Somewhere)

Esther’s Circle – Avon Christian Church Avon, IN (Women’s Bible Study 7pm every third Tuesday of the month hosted in someone’s home)

Preparing for Easter by C.S.Lewis