Be Glorified

Psalm 57:5 and 11 have the same exact wording. “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be above all the earth.” Psalm 19:1 says that the heavens declare the glory of God.

When the Lord does wondrous works, we glorify Him by making Him known through our testimony. We also glorify Him when we bear much fruit. Jesus glorified God the Father when He finished His work.

I want to share a bit of my epilogue in my book “He Drew Me Out Of Deep Waters: encouragement for hard trials.” I stated at the beginning of the epilogue that I wrote it to declare His wondrous work.

1/2/17 I had a brain injury. When I looked in the mirror the next morning, my pupils were small and out of round. My eyes looked pathetically sick. Everything was blurred. I opened my Bible and could read nothing.

Fast forward as I quote from my book. “Ten months later I was fixing my breakfast on this particular morning of October 6. The sides of my bones on the outside of my eyes began to spread. It felt like everything was moving.
When I opened my eyes after giving thanks for my food, my blueberries seemed really purple. The yolk of my egg was so yellow, and the apricot jam on my pancake was very vivid orange. I raced into the bathroom and looked in the mirror. My eyes were big, round—normal! That was a 10 month and 5 day miracle. He miraculously centered my vision!

I began to read a little. I had to read conversational stories. Facts were too hard for my brain still. It was four months later that I was able to begin reading Psalms. I read them for six months.”

Moses made a severe error that forfeited him and Aaron from entering the promised land. In Numbers 20:11 he disobeyed the Lord’s command. He was to speak to the rock, but in his anger against the people he struck it.

Verse 12 says, “…Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”

Moses lost sight of God’s glory. He acted out in his flesh. To hallow the Lord means to make Him holy in the eyes of others. We do that when we declare His wondrous work through the cross. He saved us when we were dead in the trespasses of our sins. As His redeemed ones, we glorify Him when we emulate His character of holiness. May He be glorified through our thoughts, words, and actions today.

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