Sunday, February 12, 2017

God's Glory, and God's Strength

God is going to reveal Him, (His Strength, and His Glory) Through what He has called you to do. He is not interested in revealing you, (your strength and your glory) through what you want to do for Him.
Romans 8; 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
Ephesians 2; 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
If you notice, God is telling us through His Word, that He chose us, He made us, He called us, for His purpose, He made us to be in the image of His son, to Glorify Him, by the works we do, through His strength.

2 Corinthians 12; 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
It is our weakness that reveals God's strength.
Hebrews 11; 32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
God uses our Faith that He gave us, to reveal His Glory and His strength, none of these men could have done what they did without God giving them the strength to do what they did.
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[c]
20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
God is going to reveal Himself through those He called, but not by anything they did, it is going to be done by God's strength, for His Glory, through His called. He called us to reveal His Glory, He chose us through our weakness to show His strength. He did not call us to do what we think is good, he called us to do what He created us to do, before the foundations of the earth, He already had planned out His purpose for our lives.

Isaiah 40;31 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Waiting on the Lord for His will to be done not our will, will result in His strength not our strength, for His Glory to be revealed not our Glory. He will reveal His Glory and His power through our waiting on His will to be done. SO BE IT.

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