Glory Days

shutterstock_117861292Heaven’s story. Heaven’s glory. A display upon the earth for creation to partake. It’s all for God. It’s all for His glory. Every outstretched arm. Every hand reached out to embrace and love those around us. People are placed in our pathway day in and day out. Maybe for a brief moment. What will you do? What will you say? What will you pray?

You could be the only light they come in contact with or see in this dark world.

See truly; look carefully- darkness blankets the earth; people are cloaked in darkness. But God will rise and shine on you; the Eternal’s bright glory will shine on you, a light for all to see. {Isaiah 60:2 The Voice}

Your smile, your touch, your simple word of hello and encouragement is sheer hope on display. This could be the spark they need to jump start the engine that may have stalled within them. Maybe they endured a rough patch, a hardship, a difficult situation, a time of hurt, a feeling of loneliness, or feeling lost or invisible. Your outstretched arm, your hands and feet moving in their direction. However brief it may be, may very well be the turning point for them. A shift. A transition can take place within them.

Words of life spoken are like tokens. They are deposited into the bank account of their hearts. Those life words they received will begin to gain interest the moment the acts of kindness and words leave your lips. Uplifting words, hope, encouragement and love spreads more rapidly than any other treasure on earth. It doesn’t cost a thing to share the heart and gift of love that Jesus gives. It is a free gift. All others have to do is humbly receive. It can change the whole course of their life. They can set their eyes on new perspectives and outcomes. The words of life spoken over them, the tokens, can then be shared with others again and again. The lasting effects are limitless!

Jesus is the source of life, the animating energy of creation that humanity desperately lacks. This kind of glory does not come from mortal men. {John 5:41 The Voice}

Jesus leads us into a place of radical grace where we are able to celebrate the hope of experiencing God’s glory. {Romans 5:2 The Voice}

The ramifications and examples of this being spread around and around the world is monumental. The kind acts and words catch a drift and begins to blow gently and then pick up momentum mightily like a gush of wind. A simple glance, a kind word or two, an outstretched arm to help a person in need, a shoulder to lean on, a forgiving embrace, a ray of hope, a simple gesture that can change the cause and effect of our generation. Restoring hope and comfort to a desperate world.

Sheer glory on display. Suddenly the brilliance of God’s glory overtakes the place… {Numbers 16:21 the Voice}

This past weekend was a brilliant display of God’s glory at the enormous baby shower that honored 52 beautiful blooms “mommies and their babies.” Outstretched arms loving on these precious girls that chose life! A grandmother came up to me with tears in her eyes and said thank you! You brought my granddaughters smile back… she can smile again. This same precious girl sent me a response that same week that took my breath away. It was so precious and wanted to share with you.

A little intro, during class a leader asked the girls to close their eyes and ask God how He sees them. If they were a flower, what would they be. Many girls shared the pictures of flowers they had seen in their mind and gave an explanation as to how God sees them that way. She did not share what she had seen with us that night. She waited a few days and then shared this with us:

On Monday night I felt like God was telling me that I was a Daisy. I kind of blew it off at first, but I finally looked it up and it said it symbolizes innocence, purity, and new beginnings! I was just like whoa! I realized this is my new beginning! So I wrote a little something I wanted to share with you. I usually can’t get my feelings out, and especially not on paper. At least not without sounding silly! But this time it just came out and I was happy about it. Here it is:

This is my new beginning
My world hasn’t yet stopped spinning

He chose this flower for me
And now I am set free

My baby is coming soon
This was my time to bloom

He chose me for a reason
And this is my season!

We have story after story of God’s amazing love pouring out upon His precious daughters! We call them glory stories! When girls begin to share things they have encountered and the lasting effects it brings upon their hearts, it is God’s glory emanating from within them.

Share some of your glory stories with others around you. It just might be the spark they needed to ignite the passion and hope that is within them. The words of life spoken and the tokens you collect and then share will create lasting lifetime deposits into the lives of others. Speak life, share life, give life and love to those around you. May your days be filled with glory.

I will be a wall of fire protecting her all around, and I will be the shining glory within her. {Zechariah 2:5 The Voice}

Everyone in the nation will participate and on the day I display my glory, their name will be famous. This I promise. {Ezekiel 39:13 The Voice}

Written by Salina Duffy

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