Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Glory of Your Name

Whenever I play my iTunes, I am always stunned that some songs seem new to me and to think that I play them over and over everyday. There was this song that caught my heart the other day. I was so drowned in it that I forgot to check the title and who sang it.

My dad has been unstable with his emotions. Such a deep-rooted cause that JESUS CHRIST has already won on the Cross. Last night was one of the most tested nights we've had after his accident. Glory to GOD that through HIS Spirit, HE moved. Sometimes I wonder when this is going to end. What will happen to us. The desire of my heart is for my mom to be happy. It all comes down to one beautiful thing: IT IS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!

I have been ministering an abused girl. Whenever I talk to her or whenever she comes to my mind, I always think of the word "JUSTICE" and Proverbs is truly helping me know more of GOD's Justice. If we cannot see justice here on earth, we can be confident that in HIS Perfect Timing, justice will still prevail. And it still comes down to one amazing thing: IT IS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!

Cody's aunt is in a coma due to multiple diseases, a friend's uncle is diagnosed with lung cancer, a preacher won her life over cancer - different circumstances but same mission in life. I have attended an "Inner Healing and Deliverance" conference and it has given me a new level of spiritual breakthrough. Although it brought my faith to a new level, I've still learned that sicknesses were allowed by GOD. Whether a sick person gets healed or not, it still comes down to one great thing: IT IS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!

Everything is filtered in GOD's Hands and it is indeed an honor to know that we are HIS instruments for HIS glory - whatever happens.

I'm so amazed at this email devotional. Max Lucado is certainly one of the most anointed preachers/authors I know.

by Max Lucado

What about your struggles? Is there any chance, any possibility, that you have been selected to struggle for God’s glory? Have you “been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake” (Philippians 1:29)?

Here is a clue. Do your prayers seem to be unanswered? What you request and what you receive aren’t matching up? Don’t think God is not listening. Indeed he is. He may have higher plans.

Here is another. Are people strengthened by your struggles? A friend of mine can answer yes. His cancer was consuming more than his body; it was eating away at his faith. Unanswered petitions perplexed him. Well-meaning Christians confused him. “If you have faith,” they said, “you will be healed.”

No healing came. Just more chemo, nausea, and questions. He assumed the fault was a small faith. I suggested another answer. “It’s not about you,” I told him. “Your hospital room is a showcase for your Maker. Your faith in the face of suffering cranks up the volume of God’s song.”

Oh, that you could have seen the relief on his face. To know that he hadn’t failed God and God hadn’t failed him—this made all the difference. Seeing his sickness in the scope of God’s sovereign plan gave his condition a sense of dignity. He accepted his cancer as an assignment from heaven: a missionary to the cancer ward.

A week later I saw him again. “I reflected God,” he said, smiling through a thin face, “to the nurse, the doctors, my friends. Who knows who needed to see God, but I did my best to make him seen.”

Bingo. His cancer paraded the power of Jesus down the Main Street of his world.

God will use whatever he wants to display his glory. Heavens and stars. History and nations. People and problems.

Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Use it to the glory of God.

Through your problems and mine, may God be seen.

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One of my life verses...

Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

"The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it." ~Glimpses of an Invisible GOD

"When outward strength is broken, faith rests on the promises." ~Glimpses of an Invisible GOD


It was in the way You came
As a lowly babe
That Your glory was displayed
And it was in the sacrifice
Of the purest life
It was in Your Father’s will obeyed

The perfect Lamb that was slain
And there’s the glory of Your name
No other one, no other way for me to see
You took my place, You are the way
And there’s the glory of Your name
Yes, there’s the glory of Your name

It was in Your victory, risen for the world to see
That all who would believe could enter in
And it is in the passionate price
Now demanding all my life
And beating in the chambers of my heart


And there is nothing in this world
That could take the place of You
That could take the place of You my Jesus
And there is nothing in this life
That could take the place of
One life, one love
One power to save us all
One hope, one truth
And one glory in it all
One glory in it all

When you're facing any trial or whatever it is that is SO difficult, think about it. Isn't it amazing that all of our sufferings is for the glory of our KING? It is a humbling honor.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

A THOUGHT TO PONDER --- "Be kind: everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." ~Glimpses of an Invisible GOD


Anonymous said...

I love your posts!!!! They always bless me! love you, Hon!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

You are a blessing, Hon. I am so blessed with this post as it has always happened to me everytime I visit here in your blog.
I love Max Lucado's books, too.
I love you with the love of the Lord. :)

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

What a beautiful post, hon!

Thanks for your sweet encouragement and kind comments on my blog post, "Making the Bed". Wow...I wish I had known at 24 years old what I know now. You will be a wonderful wife, seeking God as the cornerstone of your marriage. As I grow and mature in Him, I laugh at how IMMATURE I was 20 years ago! I am so thankful for a patient husband!!!!

Blessings, hon!