"Until you have experienced God's glory, you don't know that it is worth reflecting."
The truth pouring from this statement can only be learned from experience...experience learned from living in a world that is unkind to our souls.
When our lives twist and turn and we stumble and fall, we learn that God never fails us.
When people disappoint us and we feel alone, we learn that God will never leave us.
When normality is shattered and each day brings pain, we learn that God will strengthen us.
When everything is screaming and demanding attention, we learn that God's peace will quiet us.
When we think we can't go on, but we are able to persevere, we learn that God's presence is within us.
When we see all that He is to us... and all He has done for us... and all He is doing in us, shouldn't we yearn to give him the glory He is due? And when we finally understand the immense value of that glory, why would we not reflect it to others?
I want to be a child, so enamored with becoming like my Abba, that people will say, "I can see her Father in her."
May the reflection of His Glory be seen in my life...and in my friend's life.
It is SO worth it.
Christ does not exist to make much of us. We exist in order to enjoy making much of Him.
"...God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."