Wonderful God, we bow before Your throne and we say let all glory and honour be unto You Alone Who is Worthy of our praise. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord and let the living proclaim of His mighty works among the sons and daughters of men.

Beloved, are you among the living? I heard someone shouting y–y–e—e–e–s-s-s-s! Beautiful, am glad you are!  Because it is only the living that can worship and praise the Lord. Repentance quickens your mortal body from the shackle of death to a glorious living.

Ever felt the glory of God around you? Ever imagine how the awesomeness of the Only True God will be (Jn 1:14; 2 Cor 4:6; Heb 1:3; Hab 2:14 )? What is glory? Let us consider the following passages (Ps 3:3; Zech 2:5; Isa 60:1-3) in trying to give answers to the meaning of glory.

Without “glory” life becomes a struggle, a man without glory lives in shame and misery. His head is bow down not in humility but in grieves, living daily with much pains. Hear what the Lord said to Adam in (Gen 3: 13-19). When the glory of a man departs it bring along with it fear (Gen 4:15; 1 Sam 28:5-6).

May our glory not depart from us in Jesus Name. Any lost glory is recovered now as you read through this devotional in Jesus Name. May the Lord establish us and use us to make up His jewels:

 

 “They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels.” Mal. 3:17

A day is coming in which the crown jewels of our great King shall be counted, that it may be seen whether they answer to the inventory which His Father gave Him. My soul, wilt thou be among the precious things of Jesus? Thou art precious to Him if He is precious to thee, and thou shalt be His “in that day,” if He is thine in this day.

In the days of Malachi, the chosen of the Lord were accustomed so to converse with each other that their God Himself listened to their talk. He liked it so well that He took notes of it; yes, and made a book of it, which he lodged in His Record Office. Pleased with their conversation, He was also pleased with them. Pause, my soul, and ask thyself: If Jesus were to listen to thy talk would He be pleased with it? Is it to His glory and to the edification of the brotherhood? Say, my soul, and be sure thou sayest the truth.

But what will the honor be for us poor creatures to be reckoned by the Lord to be His crown jewels! This honor have all the saints. Jesus not only says, “They are mine,” but, “They shall be mine.” He bought us, sought us, brought us in, and has so far wrought us to His image, that we shall be fought for by Him with all His might.

Beloved, if The Lord said He has bought you and conform you to His image, accept nothing less. Knee before Him and recount all His goodness and mercy:

                            

“The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.” Psalm 126:3

Some Christians are sadly prone to look on the dark side of everything, and to dwell more upon what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them. Ask for their impression of the Christian life, and they will describe their continual conflicts, their deep afflictions, their sad adversities, and the sinfulness of their hearts, yet with scarcely any allusion to the mercy and help which God has vouchsafed them.

But a Christian whose soul is in a healthy state, will come forward joyously, and say, “I will speak, not about myself, but to the honour of my God. He hath brought me up out of an horrible pit, and out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings: and He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God. The Lord hath done great things for me, whereof I am glad.” (Ps 40: 2-3)

Such an abstract of experience as this is the very best that any child of God can present. It is true that we endure trials, but it is just as true that we are delivered out of them. It is true that we have our corruptions, and mournfully do we know this, but it is quite as true that we have an all-sufficient Saviour, who overcomes these corruptions, and delivers us from their dominion.

In looking back, it would be wrong to deny that we have been in the Slough of Despond, and have crept along the Valley of Humiliation, but it would be equally wicked to forget that we have been through them safely and profitably; we have not remained in them, thanks to our Almighty Helper and Leader, who has brought us “out into a wealthy place.”

The deeper our troubles, the louder our thanks to God, who has led us through all, and preserved us until now. Our griefs cannot mar the melody of our praise, we reckon them to be the bass part of our life’s song, “He hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.”

Be glad dearly beloved for He created you for His glory (Isa 43:7). Never allow Satan to short change you, he did to Jesus but failed may he never succeed in your life, family, career and ministry in Jesus Name.

Any exchange of God’s glory attract punishment (Hos 4:7) on the offender. God said, “I will share my glory with no one (Isa 42:8), rather let us continually go before Him to be transformed by His glory (Exo 34:29-35).

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.