Thursday, August 23, 2012

Overwhelmed by His Glory!

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God stays one with everyone who openly says Jesus is the Son of God. This is how we stay one with God and are sure God loves us.

God is love. If we keep on loving others, we will stay one in our hearts with God, and he will stay one with us.  If we truly love others and live as Christ did in this world, we won't be worried about the day of judgment.

A real love for others will chase those worries away. The thought of being punished is what makes us afraid. It shows we have not really learned to love.

We love because God loved us first.  But if we say we love God and don't love each other, we are liars. We cannot see God. So how can we love God, if we don't love the people we can see?  The commandment that God has given us is: “Love God and love each other!”

1 John 4:15-21

There is a rather strange blessing for someone who is blind. A blind man learns to love people he cannot see. A blind man does not base much if any of his love on physical beauty. It is inward beauty that blossoms in his mind and spreads an attractive fragrance.

All human beings are blind when it comes to God. We cannot see Him. He has hidden Himself from our view so effectively that even confronted with the Glory of Creation itself some men decide that God is not there at all!

Truthfully, the ability to see with your physical eyes is the most deceptive sense of all. "Love at first sight" rarely ends well. Love that comes from discovering the inward beauty of a person is the kind that lasts and lasts. Love based on physical beauty is really not love at all.

If we were able to see God as human beings we would be totally taken with His glory and probably not able to go any farther. It would be immobilizing and awesome. But when you are blind to what God really looks like you can relate to Him without being overwhelmed by His Glory!

When we wait for an earthly gift or blessing our imagination is usually greater than the gift we finally receive. But our imagination of God and His Glory can't even come close to the reality of God Almighty. When we arrive in Heaven and see Jesus face to face in His Glory we will be like blind men receiving their sight! And we will never be the same again.

"Lord, thank You for changing me from a frail human being into one that will be able to stand before Your throne and see Your face! I confess to You and agree with You that I cannot look on Your face while living in this human body. But then it will be different and I will be able to see You, the Great I Am! Amen!"

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