Saturday, September 6, 2014

Embrace little Reminders- Our Story; Gods Glory

Greetings Everyone, 

The summer is finally over here in Tucson and I am really looking forward to seeing God move in the months to come.

Today I thought I'd write another post on my series Our Story: Gods Glory. I actually gave my last ‘conversation’ titled Jesus O Jesus in this series just about a week ago (My Salvation Army friends will know where that came from.) I really felt Gods presence in what I was able to share with the congregation.

Don't worry though God has brought me some much more to bring to you. I will be posting on this topic for quite some time :-). 


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fully embrace Gods Glory in your life?  I know I have pondered this for most of my life as a Christian believer and to be honest I don't know if I ever truly had the answer for my own life until I began my work on this series.

If my first 'conversation' with the church this summer titled For the Glory I spoke about how changing little things in our lives can help us reveal Gods Glory in our own lives. I asked the congregation this question...
"What do you give God credit for in your life?"

 I connected that with the big things and the little things in life. In preparations for this first 'conversation', I found some things I personally needed to look at in my own life that have really opened my eyes to seeing more of Gods Glory in life. I shared some of these things with everyone and then asked everyone think about something for a moment…
"What if instead of teaching our children to say things like 'I tied my shoe' or 'I got a really good grade' we taught them to say 'God helped me tie my shoe' or 'God helped me get a good grade'.

What if instead of saying things like 'I found the love of my life' or 'I got the best job in the world' we said things like 'God blessed me with the love of my life' or 'God blessed me with the best job in the world.'

What if instead of saying things like 'look at the legacy i have left in my family' or 'I won the senior adult bingo game', we said 'look at the legacy God has placed upon this earth' or 'God gave me the big win'. LOL."

That last one got some pretty good laughs :-). 

When I asked these things, I also challenged everyone to think about their own lives and ask themselves, "Are there little things like this that I can use to remind myself to give God credit more often?” I know asking myself that question as really insightful. 

Asking ourselves questions like these, help us understand more of Gods role in our lives.  They can help us see where God is in each of our lives. I have often heard people refer to something called “God Sightings.” It is actually a very popular thing in VBS programs as well as Sunday school curriculum's. 

Basically what it teaches is the same concept that I’m talking about in this post.  It encourages us to take a look at our own lives and ask ourselves Where is God in this situation?” and helps us understand the revelation of Gods Glory in our own lives and in the lives of those around us. Gods Glory isn't just revealed in the creation around us or even the wonderful miracles that take place. Gods Glory can be revealed to us and those around us through the little reminders he blesses us with each day.

So here is my challenge for you today, ask yourself…
Where can I strive to see the revelation of Gods Glory in my life today?

Thanks again for visiting "The Gathering Room"

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you... (2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),


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