Glimpses of God’s Glory

13 JULY 2017, 10:50 PM

I am so grateful to God for this wonderful day. In simple yet powerful ways He allowed me to see His greatness.

God used me to bring His message of love and hope in the form of rebuke at the Provincial Jail with the Scripture of Lamentations 3:22-26.

Lamentations 3:22-26 (KJV) It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

God’s message for the prisoners was: Wait on His deliverance in the time of His discipline. It was a message of rebuke, yet love and hope were present. If only they would look upon His discipline as an expression of His Fatherly love, then they would also sense hope, and bring themselves under humble submission to the rod of their heavenly Father. Instead of rebellion, they would develop in their hearts a greater love for their Father.

Hebrews 12:5-6, 11 (KJV) And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

As I was speaking His message, I could deeply sense God’s presence in their lives and their spirits were touched.

The second thing for which I was so thankful to God was my prayer time with a sister in faith. God allowed me to pray for her, releasing her from her burdens and granting her to receive more of God’s blessings. She cried in the presence of God, thankful for the freedom and peace that she received.

Am I grateful because God used me? Yes, but the main reason why I praise God is that He again allowed me to see His glory and greatness in simple yet powerful ways. I do not deserve any of these, and the fact that I am undeserving makes me praise Him even more. Truly, I am most satisfied in God when I know that God is most satisfied (and glorified) in God. It has absolutely nothing to do about me.

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Why the world is not perfect

telescope
We should see the world in the lense of a microscope.

I open my eyes again
In hopes that today I will see
More beautiful things than yesterday

Yes! There are more green leaves
Yet as I look down on the ground
There are plenty dry leaves

I go near toward my dogs
And caress them with my palms
Only to feel their longing to be free

Going to the school
Greeting teachers and smiling at some
But seeing that few are hostile

Looking up at my notes
My eyes go teary
For I am always feeling sleepy

I call on to some leaders
So we can talk about reaching to others
But then again almost none come

I go home exhausted and weak
Feeling the burden of the day
May someone please save me

This is terrible and so awful
I see no sense in all of these
Only ugliness and emptiness

I try to look at the bigger perspective
And begin to see that ugliness in fact
Are useful things that are moulding me

So many values trying
To teach me
That without pain I cannot learn

The dry leaves
Want to tell me
That I should clean more often

My smelly dogs
Cry out to me
To give them more care

The snob people
Teach me even more
To be friendly

Teary eyes from reading
Instructs me now and then
To use my time wisely

The irresponsible leaders
Make my heart
Into a more patient one

The exhausting day
Directs me
To give myself rest

Alas! Everything is indeed good
Only if they will be seen
Through a microscope

Blending the ugly details
In close knit and ties
Making a grand picture
Of beauty and might