Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]



Thursday, June 14, 2007

GLORY!

If you are a visual person like me, this will mean so much more to you.

As I am finishing up Desiring God by John Piper I can't help but share what he writes at the end of his book about why he wrote the book. He quotes:

GOD IS BREATHTAKING!

  • Psalm 27:4

One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek Him in His temple.

  • Isaiah 6:1-3
Isaiah's Commission

1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above Him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of His glory." [emphasis mine]

After quoting these passages he says:

"The human race does in fact crave the experience of awe and wonder. And there is no reality more breathtaking than God."

Now I want to add one more passage about the The Ancient of Days, from Daniel that has meant so much to me over the last 2 months. It too, speaks of the breathtaking glory of our God:
  • Daniel 7:9-10

9 "As I looked, "thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took His seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of His head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.
10 A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before Him. Thousands upon thousands attended Him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.
[Emphasis mine]

Can you imagine that day - to be in the Presence of Almighty God, The Great I am, the Ancient of Days? Are you ready for it? I can't wait!!!

Praise and Glory to the King of Kings!

Choosing JOY,

Stephanie

2 comments:

Calixto & Brenda Arce said...

Now you have to read "Don't Waste Your Life" by John Piper...wow, what a good book!

truthsharer said...

I'm still milking the epilogue of Desiring God... and I almost want to read it all over again right away! It has truly brought me to a place of desiring nothing more than God Himself! Thanks for the recommendation... I'll add that one to my list too. I do so appreciate your sharing with me...and passing this along to others. May God be praised in all our efforts to love and desire Him!