Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving.
We just celebrated a time of year in where we reflect on our blessings and be thankful for not only the blessings but the bad stuff too. I admit that it is hard to be thankful for the bad stuff but sometimes the bad stuff is a blessing in disguise that we ust don’t see at the moment. When I read through the bible and talk with people on the subject of being thankful, it appears that being thankful leads to to more blessings and more opportunities. A thankful person tends to be more humble than those who feel entitled. The younger generation, as they mature, feel they are entitled to things without having to work for it. Being thankful is something we should ALL practice every day. I hope you had time to reflect on the things you are thankful for if not , take a moment and reflect.
Well its getting close to the Most Happiest time of year – Christmas. I’ve been busy preparing for private parties and a Christmas show that our church does every year. Northland Cathedral puts on an amazing Christmas show every year. This year it will be on December 16th and it’s FREE… Check out http://northlandcathedral.org/ for the details.
I had many positive comments on my last letter titled “What Are We Becoming”. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on that and I hope you are being blessed by spreading peace where you can. You can read it here at: https://soaringsaxman.com/blog/blog/what-are-we-becomming.
Do You Feel The Glory ?
What do you think about when you here about someone being glorified or hear the word glory ? When I look this word up in Webster’s dictionary, glory is defined as worshipful praise, honor and Thanksgiving. We use the word glory when we refer to God or Jesus. We give him glory because he is the one that deserves the worship, honor and praise and is the provider of all things. What about people or yourself ? Do you ever feel glorified ? Is it right for you to feel or be glorified ? Do you try to glorify yourself ?
Here’s what Jesus said in John 8:54
Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.”
Interesting. Jesus who deserved the glory didn’t try to glorify himself but indicated that his father, God gives him glory. Hear what Jesus prayed , (John 17), when he knew his time was coming to an end:
17:1 “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.
17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
Jesus is asking his father to glorify him. Do you think it’s ok to ask Dad to glorify you ?
In the same prayer, Jesus prays for ALL believers. These are people like you and me. Here is what he prays in John 17:22:
17:22 “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one”
Did you catch it ? Jesus said that he gave you , me and ALL believers the same glory that God gave him (Jesus). Jesus, God the Father wants unity and a very close relationship with us.
Be Thankful and Feel that Glory !!
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