Ever Increasing Glory

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  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. -2 Corinthians 3:17-18 NIV

This is a very powerful verse because it speaks of God’s never ending glory.  He is an ever flowing river of grace and a well that will never run dry.  He invites all who are thirsty to taste and know that the Lord is good!

Many times in life we will run into situations where we do not feel as if we are free.  Often times we feel oppressed whether it be from work, stress, financial situations, bad health, addiction or tragedy.  But Jesus offers us strength and peace amidst the chaos.  He offers you an opportunity—anytime and anywhere—to call upon His name and to be in the glory of His presence.  That is the freedom I have found in the Lord.  Don’t feel bad or guilty about spending time with the Lord.  We need to do this.  It is healthy.   It refreshes us so we can go back and be a light to the world.

When Moses would come down from Mt Sinai the Bible says his face would glow because he had spent time with God and the glory of God reflected off of him.  The Israelites made him wear a veil because they didn’t want to look at it.  I’ve been around people before who reflected the glory of God.  They had clearly spent time with Jesus.  Sometimes if I’m in the middle of a pity-party and someone reflecting God’s glory comes in, my first reaction is to put a veil on them.  I don’t want to see it and I don’t want to hear it.  I want to sit in my self-pity.  But then something happens—the Spirit of the Lord overflows from them and knocks on the door to my heart… Suddenly there is freedom.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.  Welcome the Spirit today.

Lord let us be a light to the world with ever-increasing glory so that your Spirit of living waters may overflow from us unto others.

7 thoughts on “Ever Increasing Glory

  1. Justin Post author

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 NIV84)

    1. Justin Post author

      For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. (2 Corinthians 1:5 NIV84)

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