Recognizing God’s Glory in Others

Recognizing God’s Glory in Others

We seek to recognize the workings of God in other people’s lives. When we focus on the progress others are making in their walk with the Lord, instead of their struggles, we encourage them in their journey. 

We are not to compare their growth with ours or focus on their lack more than their progress. Because our trust is in the Lord, we trust His ability, not the people’s.  Instead of their weaknesses, we look for the works of the Lord. 

We also look for the work of God in those who are not born again. Satan blinds minds to stop people from believing. The only answer is Jesus. Understanding his strategy with unbelievers shows us how to pray for the loss. We pray for God to shine His light, bind the blinding of the enemy, and open their eyes. The Holy Spirit removes the veil and translates them from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. 

Our perspective shifts from what the enemy is doing, to what the Lord is doing when we gaze at the glory of the Lord in others. His presence, His touch, grace, and mercy are a blessing to behold. We rejoice in hope, from glory to glory! 

2 Corinthians 4:6 “For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 

 

 

 

Recognizing God’s Glory in Ourselves

Recognizing God’s Glory in Ourselves

The Holy Spirit transforms us into the image of Jesus as we grow in Him, but we do not always see it. Seeing and understanding it is the key to witnessing our divine identity. His character can be more evident. We become more loving, patient, gentle, peaceful; more like Him. Seeing more of Jesus in our lives than we did before encourages us in our walk.

What hinders us is paying attention to what the enemy shows us: our weaknesses, shortcomings, and humanity. His lies bring guilt, shame, and condemnation. The veils of religion, pride, self-effort, and fleshy ways stop us from beholding God’s transforming glory in our lives. Satan tries to put back the veil that the Lord removed when we turned to Him and received salvation.  

The more we pay attention to Jesus in our own lives, the more we can fight off insecurity. It encourages us to focus on what the Lord has done instead of what is still in the process of transformation. What holds us back from seeing God’s glory diminishes as we magnify His presence, from glory to glory

2 Corinthians 3:16 “Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”