today’s prayer

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”  (Psalm 19:1)

Lord, today help me to fulfill my purpose, the purpose for which You created me; to reflect Your glory and Your glory alone.  Every sunset and every sunrise reflect Your glory.  At these times the clouds, the water and anything else in view are illuminated in stunning ways, giving these ordinary objects a glory not their own. A glory they did not previously possess, a glory that will disappear with the departure of the source of their transformation or more truly with the giver of the glory.  This glory You give them for a time, in fleeting, temporary moments, heralding the beginning or the ending of another day in Your eternal calendar. Yours is a glory the clouds cannot contain nor sustain nor retain on their own apart from the source, and so it vanishes all too quickly, with the sunset, leaving me longing for more of You whose glory is being reflected.  Merely reflected, not beheld.  (Moses’ face reflected Your glory after he spent time with you, so much so that he covered his face with a veil)  If that is only reflected glory,  Lord what must Your true glory be?  more than I can know or behold and yet You surround me with glimpses of the glory that is Yours and Yours alone today and every day.   Even the glimpses of Your glory are too beautiful for me to behold.  Still, let me reflect Your glory again today and so fulfill Your purpose in creating me.   amen

“everyone who is called by My name, whom I created for My glory, whom I formed and made.”   (Is. 43:7)

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”  (1Cor. 10:31)

“. . . let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”   (Matt. 5:16)

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.”   (Is. 6:3)

“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”   (2Cor. 3:18)

sincerely,                 Grace Day

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