Did Christ die so I can live this way?

Google how many decisions the average person makes in a day, and you’ll most likely find a number around 35,000. Apparently, over 200 of those decisions are about food, and about 70 of them are considered difficult. If those numbers are correct, that’s around one billion decisions in a lifetime, with over two million being challenging, and roughly six million about food.

That’s crazy. How do you make all those decisions? No doubt with a lot of mental energy and advice from mentors. But even with that, we’re usually still left wondering if we made the right choice.

“No regrets” is a popular slogan that is often far from our reality.

This is the struggle every Christian faces as we try to pursue God’s will. We all want to know what God’s will is. We want to know what God wants and to be doing it. And sometimes we just want to know we’re not doing something that would upset God.

First off, we don’t have to make perfect decisions to get on good terms with God. Christ has destroyed the barrier between us and God. We have peace because Christ abolished the wall of perfection we could never climb. We come to God and receive favor not because we’re perfect, but because Christ is perfect. Christians have no reason to fear God’s wrath. (see Ephesians 2:14-16)

That being said, Christians have been freed to live for God. In fact, we want to live for Him. It’s not because we have to, but because we want to.

The question still remains though: how do I decide what God wants?

Over the next few posts, I want to provide a few questions that I believe will aid you in making those decisions.

The first question is the most broad, yet often strikes the deepest. I’ll lead into it with a story that originally planted the question in my mind.

About a month ago, as I sat through a leadership conference at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, a former SEAL shared some stories from his time in combat. He shared how he was severely injured during a night operation and a nearby SEAL saved him before it was too late. Throughout the rest of his time traveling, because of his injuries, he felt useless. Depression became a major struggle as he recounted all the things he should have done better. But there was one thing that kept him from giving up. He said that when someone saves your life, you have the responsibility to live your life to the fullest because someone else risked their life for yours.

Tissues were being pulled out everywhere, and I sat there inspired yet wishing everyone in the room knew of the Savior that died for them.

Nothing can change someone’s life like someone else dying for it, and that’s exactly what Jesus did for everyone.

I sinned. I deserved death. But Jesus took my place. He proved His love on the cross by dying for me, and it’s that love that motivates me to live for Him. It’s that love that motivates every Christian to live for Him.

So the question to consider as you envision your week and plan your schedule is, “Did Christ die so I can live this way?” It’s a question that goes deeper than just the things your doing, but the way you’re doing them. It’s a question that helps you avoid apathy and selfishness as it points you to a greater purpose beyond yourself.

If you’re tempted to sin, ask the question in a more pointed way: “Is this something that nailed Jesus to the cross?” Make your temptation come face to face with the love of Christ.

This is a way to remind yourself that Jesus didn’t just die; He died for you. Give your life to Him because He gave His life for you.

What could be a better motivation? Jesus laid down His life on your behalf. Let that love keep your life on track.

“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this… [Christ] died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)

– GM

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3 Things to Consider Every Morning

Charles Duhigg recently published a book called, “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do.” It’s a powerful book that explains the importance of habits.

Surprisingly, habits make up 40-45% of our actions every day. It might sound scary because almost half of the things we do are done with little thought, but this is actually great because habits have incredible potential to free up your mind to focus on other things. Instead of having to think through what you need to do every morning (i.e. brush your teeth, take a shower, eat breakfast, make your bed, etc.), you can do those things out of habit, freeing yourself to think about more important things. This is why Mark Zuckerberg wears the same t-shirt to work everyday; he doesn’t want to waste the mental time and energy choosing an outfit each morning. He wakes up with a mind focused on bigger issues. 

Especially as a Christian, I’m concerned about where my mind is at in the morning. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed with all the things to do that I can forget about God. I’m sure many of you feel the same way. You wish that more often you had the attitude of “in the morning, when I rise, give me Jesus.” 

I want that attitude everyday. I want my mind to be free to roam God’s glory, to be free to ponder His new mercies toward me. In other words, I want a morning habit that focuses me on God.

That kind of morning sets me on a good path for the rest of the day. Just like exercising or eating a good breakfast in the morning provides momentum to keep living healthy throughout the day, so waking up with God’s glory in mind propels me into a day of seeking after Him.

These are called keystone habits. They’re not just good habits, they’re good habits that domino into other good habits.

Think about it. How many times have you had an absolutely crummy day and could trace it back to a morning absent of God? If you’re like me, there’s almost always a correlation. Time without God makes for a bad morning, and a bad morning usually makes for a bad day. This is why I care about my morning; it affects my whole day. 

I’m suggesting three things for you to consider every morning, three things to propel you into a day of seeking after God. They’ve worked wonderfully for me so I want to share them with you. The three things are categories of thought to hang specific considerations. I’ve provided a few suggestions of specific considerations within each category below, but it’s probably best for you to think of your own. I’m simply giving you an idea of what each category is like. Some mornings I ask myself only one question from each category while other mornings I spend more time within each one. It’s flexible. Mostly just pay attention to the categories in bold along with the key word that follows.

But first let me summarize it: every morning you map where your heart is at, marvel at God’s glory, and begin moving toward what God would have you do that day.

Map: where?
Lord, where is my heart? What is my soul longing for most? What have I been living for? Have I been growing? Am I sensitive to your Spirit?

Marvel: wow!
I have so much to thank you for, Lord. You have […]
I’m so privileged to know you. You are […]

Move: how?
How should I live for you today? In what specific way can I love someone today?
God, help me serve you today. Use me this way: […]

I have a post-it note right next to my bed in order to remind me of this every morning (see photo below), and it’s getting to the point where my mind automatically considers each one of these when I wake up.

If you think this will benefit you then I suggest you do the same by putting it in a place that will continually remind you to ponder, praise, and plan until this becomes a habit. I pray God will use this to continually set you on a trajectory of loving Him and living for Him every morning.

– GM

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We Wanted Revival

We had an incredible week of Bible conference at Bob Jones. The anticipation of what God was going to do this week was building all semester, especially since the focus was revival. My guess is that’s how many others felt coming into the conference as well, but I’m curious how many left this week feeling like it was slightly anticlimactic. No doubt the messages were stirring, but I think many are already disappointed just a day or two later as they see that initial excitement start to fade. Maybe you’re frustrated because you already slipped back into apathy or a dominating sin that you were so hoping to be rid of after this conference. You feel let down, already hopeless for what you were so hopeful for less than a week ago.

I want to encourage you. God can still work in a big way in your life, but you may have some misconceptions about how God’s going to do it.

Revival in your life means having to make a decision.
It could be that we’ve started to hope for God to work in such a way that we’ll be so overwhelmed by His power that we’ll be automatically blown into a whole new realm of spirituality. Like, we’re hoping to be rid of sin and apathy, but we’re not ready to get rid of sin because we’re waiting for God to do all the work.

The reality, though, is you shouldn’t expect much to happen in your life if you’re just waiting for God to move you. As conviction of sin is brought, you need to respond. If you hear the Spirit’s whisper, submit or you’ll never see God do the work you’ve been waiting for. Revival is taking advantage of the decisions God has placed before you. Choose Him.

Revival in your life means having to make many really hard decisions.
You need to kill the false hope that a life on fire for God can come without placing your life on the altar everyday, an altar that is incredibly hot and intimidating. The only people on fire for God are the ones who are constantly scorching their flesh.

A living sacrifice for God? That’s a hard decision. But no one follows Christ without having to face the parts of their life that won’t go without a fight. If you want God to work, you’ll drag those parts of your life on the altar even though they’re kicking and screaming. Maybe you understand that revival means making a decision to follow God, but it comes through many very difficult decisions. You can’t just at one point grit your teeth and throw yourself on the altar. You’ll need to continually place yourself there even while the flames are hot.

Revival in your life means plowing in prayer until there’s power.
The bottom line is that if you want God to work then you should want to pray because God works through prayer. In other words, to refuse prayer is to refuse God’s work. If you want Him to stir up your soul, go sit at His feet. This may be the Spirit’s whisper that you need to start submitting to: “go pray!”

The only way this week is going to impact you much a month from now or a year from now is if you start falling on your knees. There’s not much time left this semester. Maybe it’s time you grab a friend and start praying more than you ever have in your life for God to work more than He ever has in your life. Trust that God uses intensified prayers to intensify His work. Many things are worthy of regret, but prayer is not one of those things.

I write these three points because I’m needing to take them to heart. But that’s me. Some of you might already be plowing in prayer but you’ve been neglecting God’s Word. So please don’t look at this as a sure-fire formula for fervency. Ultimately, I’m saying if you want God to work, submit to the way He wants to do it. That submission will be hard and it’ll need to be continual. But God gives the grace, and the result is worth it. In fact, although it will be hard, God will do something far better than anything you could ask or think.

“And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” (Luke 9:23)

– GM

Why don’t we just pray, “Your will be done”?

I didn’t give the question much thought, being asked as an elementary schooler by another elementary schooler, but it is a good question to consider now, years later. In one sense, there are many easy answers: because God enjoys our praying (1 Timothy 2:1-3), gives power through our praying (James 4:2; John 14:13), commands our praying (Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:17), aligns our wills with His through our praying (Matthew 6:10; 26:42), is praised and glorified through our praying (Matthew 6:9, 13), etc.

But, in another sense, the question goes farther than that by raising the thought “Why do we pray anything besides ‘Your will be done’?”. Let’s be honest, we pray all kinds of things and then say, “but Your will be done,” just in case we prayed for something that wasn’t God’s will. We add this phrase at the end of our prayers which, in reality, means “only answer the requests that are according to Your will.” So, why don’t we get to the point and simply pray, “Your will be done?” After all, God only acts according to His will (Daniel 4:35) and we should only want what God wills (1 John 5:14).

Here’s one answer: because that’s how God works.

Jeremiah 29 illustrates this:

For thus says the Lord: When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:10-11)

The Israelites are captive in Babylon and God says He is going to set them free and bring them back to Israel after 70 years. Start the timer. God said it. In 70 years they’re out. The plan and time are set. But look at the next verses:

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. (Jeremiah 29:12-14)

The nation of Israel will be released from captivity when they decide to pray and turn back to God. But, God already said it would be 70 years. So is their release dependent on their calling on God or God’s 70-year promise? Thankfully, we don’t have to wait 70 years to find out what happened. The answer is in Daniel 9.

In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, by descent a Mede, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans—in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years. Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. (Daniel 9:1-3)

Daniel prays. That seems like an interesting response to a promise from God. Daniel knows that he, along with the rest of Israel, will no doubt be released, and yet he still goes on to pray that they would be released. And if you read the rest of Daniel 9, you realize it’s a pretty amazing prayer.

Here’s why this helps answer the question “Why don’t we just pray, ‘Your will be done’?”: because God doesn’t only plan what He is going to do and when He is going to do it, He also plans how He is going to do it. And God works through the prayers of His people. God would release the people from captivity after 70 years, but the way He would do it was through their prayers for release.

The point is nearly every prayer in the Bible is for something that God has already revealed as His will. This is how God works. God lets you be a part of His plan to accomplish His will!

If you understand prayer in this way then you see how odd it is for a Christian to want God to work but not want to pray. God works through prayer!

So to return to the original question, “Why don’t we just pray, ‘Your will be done’?” It’s better to ask “Do we know God’s will so we can pray for it?”

The problem with the first question is it looks at prayer only as a duty and not as a privilege. If this is how you view prayer, you are missing what God meant prayer to be. You’re missing the sweetness and awe of God’s presence. We don’t just ask for stuff. We join in fellowship and partnership with God!

Talk to God. Enjoy Him. Try to love being with Him as much as He loves you being with Him. Be amazed at His presence and His plan to use your prayers. We have a perfect God. And that perfect God uses the imperfect prayers of imperfect people as part of His perfect plan to accomplish His perfect will. All glory to Him!

– Elliott Martin

Embarrassing Savior

I recently sat under the preaching of a friend of mine while he preached out of Romans. He talked about this concept of “shame” and “staking our lives on the Gospel,” that is, having complete confidence in the finished work of Jesus so that nothing in this life can sway us from away from it. I asked him to follow up with a blog post about this very concept — here it is:

Shame. An interesting word for 21st century America. The idea is a bit stronger than merely guilt – it is the idea of “losing face” or letting people down.

Paul uses the word in his famous statement in Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

It is also an Old Testament concept, as Paul demonstrates in Romans 10:11 when he quotes Isaiah, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”

It has come over into our culture in the idea of being “embarrassed.”

You know the feeling – saying something amazingly stupid in front of someone you’re trying to impress. Tripping on your tongue while speaking to a large group of people. Finding a sticker that’s been stuck to your pants all day (Okay, maybe that last one is just me).

Some of us are experts at getting embarrassed. We know the feeling all too well – the redness of the face, the desire to hide under a large rock, the sudden longing for a meteor to strike our location to save us from the humiliation.

That’s the idea of shame – except more intense and much more serious.

Paul says he never experiences that shame when it comes to the Gospel. In fact, he says that everyone that believes in Jesus will NEVER be put to shame – in other words, Christ will never let them down. He will never disappoint. He will never leave his believers standing outside with red faces because He did not show up.

When you lean your whole life upon Him, He will not give way. No need to have a backup plan when it comes to Him – He’ll be there.

And His Gospel is the same way. Paul makes very clear that he has staked his whole life on the Gospel. All his eggs are in this one basket. He has no other plans or dreams or ambitions. His whole life – ever since Christ radically changed him on the road to Damascus – is wrapped up in the Gospel. It’s his everything.

And it’s nothing to be embarrassed by. To Paul, it’s utter ridiculousness to think that the message that is the very “power of God” – the infinite omnipotence of the God of the universe – could be embarrassing! How ludicrous to imagine that the good news that saves all people from eternal condemnation is shameful!

Yet we live like it is.

“I can’t bring up Jesus with that person – it’ll make things awkward!”

“I might get made fun of at work if I make it known that I believe in Jesus.”

We’d never say it out loud – but in our hearts, we think these things. I know I do.

But the moment we’re thinking that way is a moment that we do not truly understand the Gospel. If we truly believed it was the power of God to change everything in this world – to make the lost found, the dead alive, the blind see – we would be bold with it.

What a dangerous place to live – being embarrassed by the One who saved you!

We aren’t so easily embarrassed by our other passions. Most of us do not grow red in the face when asked about what we like to do with our free time. We don’t hesitate to share our love for a certain sports team. Amazingly, not even New England Patriots fans are embarrassed by their dedication!

Yet we Christians limp around through life so delicately trying not to bring up the God we claim has changed our lives.

The Gospel changes everything. Most of us would, “Amen!” that.

The Gospel is our all – it’s changed our destinies, our passions, our mission, and our desires. Again, “Amen!”

So then – boldly tell all you meet about this Gospel! Suddenly, we’re not so sure.

Somewhere along the way there’s a disconnect between our saying the Gospel is our life and our willingness to preach it. Sometime between when we sing the closing hymn on Sunday and we enter work on Monday morning, Jesus goes from being our “all in all” to being that awkward friend that we’re afraid to introduce to people.

Paul knew what it was like to be changed by Jesus. And because of that, he knew what it was like to be compelled – yes, even “under obligation” – to tell others about Him (vs. 14).

Embrace Jesus. In Him, you won’t find shame. You will find the “power of God for salvation.”

When you clock in to work or greet your neighbors, don’t awkwardly try to pretend that He isn’t there. Instead, step up and boldly say, “Have you met my friend Jesus?”

– Matt Wells

How to Read Your Bible in 2018

I hope these suggestions are helpful. They come straight from my own personal experience and desire to better spend time in God’s Word this next year.

Look for the indicatives behind the imperatives.
As much as “God said so” is a legitimate motivation to obey Scriptural commands, focusing on the commands without the full driving force behind them can lead to legalism. To find the indicatives behind the imperative is to find the real significance behind obedience. It’s to understand what we should do in light of what God has done, is doing, and will do. I dare you to try to find Paul giving a command without a list of reasons why, that go far beyond “because you’re suppose to.” Take Ephesians 5:25 for example: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Or look at 1 John 4:19, which says, “We love because he first loved us.” This is the best way to love. Love others in response to the love God has shown you. What I do should be traced back to who I am, but even more than that, who God is and what He has done. So when I see a command, I’m looking for the glorious truth about my God that compels me to live this way. Loving the indicatives always leads toward living the imperatives. There’s no better way to do it. It’ll lead to a blessed life of obedience from the heart rather than conformity without cause.

“But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart…” (Romans 6:17)

Don’t read to check a list or even just to learn, read so you can live.
Our Christian-life checklist has gotten pretty shallow. There’s a desperate need to make sure we spend a few minutes in the Word, but doing anything beyond that hardly gets a second thought. How we keep others accountable is proof of this. As long as our Christian brothers or sisters check off their daily devotions for the day, we’re content and congratulate them for being faithful, as if faithfulness to the Word has been wired down to reading for a few minutes a day. There is a blessing in the Christian life that is so much greater than reading God’s Word, it’s being renewed by it! If you keep someone else accountable for staying in the Word, here’s a suggestion: instead of just asking whether or not they read their daily devotion, ask them whether or not they took it to heart. See if Scripture is making it’s way down into the DNA of who they are.

“As [Jesus] said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, ‘Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!’ But [Jesus] said, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!'” (Luke 11:27-28)

“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” (James 1:23-25)

Aim for weight, not length.
This definitely does not mean only read little portions. It means the amount of Scripture you intake does not equal the amount that Scripture will impact you. Sometimes it can be easier to remember what shoes Sally wore to dinner last week than to remember what God said to you this morning. Maybe it’s not necessarily because you didn’t spend enough time reading, maybe it’s because there wasn’t enough time spent dwelling on the significance of the words you read. Sure, repetition aids recall, but significance makes things stick. When I say to aim for weight, I mean to allow the true significance to strike your heart. Try your best to see the real value behind the words you’re reading. For example, I’ve been reading through Ephesians and it can be really easy to jump over the introductory verses. A simple phrase starts the book: “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God….” When you read that with weight in mind, you’ll think, “Wow! Paul is actually an apostle of THE Christ Jesus! He’s employed by God, and that’s God’s will for his life – incredible!” After thinking that, I enter the rest of Ephesians with a heart already stirred with awe and gratitude, knowing I’ve been included in God’s ministry as well. Had I been reading with length in mind, I would have been tempted to skip those seemingly insignificant phrases, and they certainly wouldn’t have made an impact. I’m encouraging you to do more than moves your eyes as you read. Trust that what you’re reading is more than just a book. Its words have eternal weight.

Pray more than you read.
Nothing can guarantee a dry devotional more than reading without reference to the Author. To go back to the example earlier, I should be saying more than just “Wow! Paul is employee of Christ Jesus.” It’s a cool thought, but it’s even cooler to talk to God about it. “God, I’m amazed you would use people to accomplish your work. Thank you for using people like Paul. Please use me as well.” God’s word is an invitation to communion. Don’t pass up an opportunity like that because you’re too busy plowing through the text. Time in the Word is great, but time with the Author is better.

Seek Scripture like treasure.
To do this, you’ll have to avoid one of the potential pitfalls of daily devotions. There are examples in Scripture of men having a specific routine of going before God, but since when has that been twisted into the idea that you should only seek after God during that “set apart time”? Definitely try to have a time during the day when you eliminate as many distractions as possible, but I’m convinced that if you’re truly seeking after truth like treasure (Proverbs 2:4) then you’ll be tempted to open your Bible more than once a day. A heart that is seeking God is going to have a mind set on Him. When Matthew 6:21 says, “where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” do you think it means you’ll know where your treasure is based on where your physical heart is placed? No. The heart is your inner man; it’s your thoughts and desires. What your inner man is longing for, that’s the location of your treasure, and a good indication of what you’re longing for is what you do when you default. When you get a moment free, is that your opportunity to refresh your news feed and beat another level or does it give you another opportunity to dwell on those precious words God has revealed to you? “I already had my quiet time” is not a legitimate excuse. Having a “quiet time” is great, but a deep delight in God’s Word is going to be coupled with a continuous meditation on God’s Word that goes beyond those few moments (Psalms 1:2).

“How much our Christianity suffers from being confined to certain times and places. A man who seeks to pray earnestly in the church or in a prayer room spends the greater part of the week or the day in a spirit entirely at variance with the Spirit in which he prayed.” (Andrew Murray)

The same could be said of our time in the Word. Why limit the renewal of your mind to a few minutes a day, when you could be renewed throughout the day?

Steward God’s Word by sharing it.
In 2 Timothy, Paul is encouraging Timothy to guard the deposit that’s been entrusted to him and to not be ashamed. The connection between these two encouragements becomes clear with an understanding of the different way Paul is using the word “guard”. We naturally think of guarding as keeping something to yourself, but here it is the opposite. Timothy’s ability to guard the deposit that’s been entrusted to him is linked with his ability to pass it on to others because if Timothy dies, the deposit should not die with him. What Timothy has heard, he needs to find faithful men to share it with who will then share it with others (2 Timothy 2:2). In other words, Timothy’s stewardship and handling of the Gospel has to do with more than just correctly receiving it, but passing it on as well. This is why Timothy must not be ashamed of the Gospel; otherwise, in his timidity, he’ll keep his mouth shut. And don’t forget these exhortations come from Paul, who had the attitude of trying to share everything profitable he had with others (Acts 20:20). He’s our discipleship model. If you have something important, give it to the next guy. If you learn something, talk about it with someone. That’s how you can properly steward God’s Word this year. Share it. God has not entrusted you with His Word so you can bury it inside. It’s meant to be passed on. Give everything you got to give everything you’ve got. When I die, I want every bit of what God has taught me to be living in someone else.

Grasping God’s Glory

Infinity is a concept hard to grasp, but even harder is grasping the glory of an infinite God. When the day comes, standing redeemed in God’s presence, He will be better than we ever imagined, yet that will only be the start. Limits don’t apply to Him. Though our joy in Him will be full, the next day there will be more. Though we’ll see Him as the most glorious thing in the universe, every moment of eternity will prove Him more glorious. 

This is why it’s a difficult thing to try wrapping your mind around the glory of God, yet nothing is more delightful (given, you have peace with God through Christ). You can spend years diving into the wonders of His glory and find you have a whole other ocean filled with His treasure to explore. His glory is something so great that no amount of time can fully unravel it, and so marvelous that no amount of words can fully describe it.

I think of His glory when I see a sunrise. I’ve always enjoyed them (when I’m able to wake up in time), but still there are mornings when I look up and think back to days when I’ve seen better. Imagine, though, what if every morning the sunrise looked better than the last? What would it look like a million years from now and then a billion years after that? This is the sense in which God’s glory will be revealed to His children in heaven. Every moment, God will exceed our highest expectation and previous experience.

Even in our glorified bodies, with a fuller knowledge and increased imagination, still we will not be able to think up any idea of God that is greater than what is true of Him. Nothing can be realized about God that is greater than the reality of Him. This is the glory of the infinite God.

We should not settle for shallow thoughts about Him. Nothing can shape and satisfy us more than His glory. Though it is impossible to grasp the magnitude of His glory, it is a privilege to experience whatever measure we can comprehend. Thankfully, Christ has torn down the veil and the Spirit opens our eyes so we can see the Holy One.

With this opportunity available to you, by His grace and through His Word, everyday seek to see more of His glory. After all, that is heaven.

-GM