Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Word became Flesh

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His Glory, the Glory as of the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)

GLORY - beauty, power, or honor; a quality of God's character that emphasizes His greatness and His authority.

I learned there are 3 aspects of God's Glory in the scripture.

1. We fall short of His Glory which is the moral beauty and perfection of Christ. Romans 3:23 tells us that we have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.

2. God reveals himself to man as a visible presence of His glory. We experience that glory through Jesus.

3. When we praise Him, we experience God's Glory. We give honor to Him.

The Word became flesh. God became Jesus. God sent Himself in the form of Jesus to take our place on the cross. Because His Spirit lives among us we can experience Glory. We experience it through the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. When we are praising and worshiping our Savior, we feel the presence of God descend upon us - that is Glory! We feel God's Glory around us when we commune with Him. We see His Glory in all the beauty of nature. A sunrise, a sunset, the moon, the stars, a newborn baby. All these things showcase the Glory of our God.

The desire of Christians should be that our lives are thus transformed into the glorious image of God. We need to be revealing Christ through our actions, our words and our deeds.

Our lives should be the physical evidence to others of the Glory of God. When I think about that I realize how I fall short of this daily. It makes me even more determined to try harder to live in the reality of who God is.

Lord, I want to be evidence of the grace and Glory of You. I want to see Your Glory in all the beauty of Your creation. I desire for the Word to dwell in me. Manifest itself in me. Overflow and spill out of me to those I encounter. Let me be poured out for You. Let me be Your servant. Let me behold Your Glory.

Joyfully, gloriously His,



Yolanda said...


I want to be like Moses, that after I've been in your presence, that my face would be glowing with Your radiance!



Lisa said...

Yes, Lord Yes! I want to see your glory! I want to be poured out for you.

Beth, please pray with me today as I am witnessing personally to a co-worker who has been reading my blog. I pray that today she will see Him and want Him more than anything.

Blessings - Lisa

Stephanie said...

Oh this is so true it reminded me of this old hymn my grandmother use to sing all the time.

As I journey through the land, singing as I go,
Pointing souls to Calvary—to the crimson flow,
Many arrows pierce my soul from without, within;
But my Lord leads me on, through Him I must win.
Oh, I want to see Him, look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of glory let me lift my voice,
Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.
When in service for my Lord dark may be the night,
But I’ll cling more close to Him, He will give me light;
Satan’s snares may vex my soul, turn my thoughts aside;
But my Lord goes ahead, leads whate’er betide.
When in valleys low I look toward the mountain height,
And behold my Savior there, leading in the fight,
With a tender hand outstretched toward the valley low,
Guiding me, I can see, as I onward go.
When before me billows rise form the mighty deep,
Then my Lord directs my bark; He doth safely keep,
And He leads me gently on through this world below;
He’s a real Friend to me, oh, I love Him so.


petrii said...

Oh my I haven't heard that song in such a long time (comment by Steph) that's a GREAT one!!

How moving and this has so been my prayer lately. That others would see Christ in me, that He would use me to point others to Him.

Love you my sister in Christ,

Sharon said...

Good Morning from Florida, I am so excited that you stopped by to say hi! I know when people see me I want them to see that I have Christ in my heart and the Love I have for him. I want them to see I have a relationship with him, and that it's not all about religion. Praise God!
I soooo enjoyed your post and I'm looking forward to coming back by again.
Have a Blessed Day my Sister in Christ