Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
We often say we want to glorify God in our lives. Do you know that God wants to “glorify” us?
The chief purpose of the creation of man is for God’s glory. Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” (Isaiah 43:7). At Creation, God the Creator deposited something personal of Himself into man – His breath. Man is meant to be intimately connected to his Creator unlike anything in the whole Creation. God’s glory is meant to manifest through man. Yet, because of sin, man is not able to reflect God’s glory in its fullness. We in our sinful state, are all like broken mirrors!
The Apostle Paul talked about those who are in Christ can access God’s presence and behold His face freely. In the process, we are transformed more and more into the image of God, our Creator. This is the process of restoration. The end purpose is so that we might reflect God’s glory in increasing measure. So that we demonstrate His love more, His power more and His character more to the world around us.
This glory which God is manifesting in us has to come from Him. Isaiah warned about “stealing” God’s glory – appropriating His glory without His consent. He will not share His glory with another. Yet He desires to live in us, to pour His Spirit upon us. He desires to dwell in our lives and manifest the Resurrected Life of Christ in is, so that He might glory Himself in and through us!
He wants to “glorify” us by manifesting His Glory in us.
- Confess and repent from “falling short of the glory of God” in your life. Ask the Lord to forgive you the way you have defiled your body, your mouth, your eyes and your ears with ungodly things and sins.
- Ask the Lord to fill you with the Holy Spirit afresh, to form and manifest the character of Christ in you that you might truly glorify God in your life.