The Glory

And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one – John 17 v22.

When I was a young believer, full of the joy of the Lord and enthusiastic about everything to do with my new found life, there was a happy little song we young folks sang (among many other songs of course) with great bouncy rhythm. The words were simple:

“Get the Glory, get the glory,
Get the Glory from on high,
Sing and shout and testify,
Get the Glory, get the Glory
Get the Glory, glory, glory from on high”

Our hearts were ‘on fire’ with the love and blessing of God. As time went by I learned more and more about the Glory of God. It is a wonderful subject to study and has a huge range of meaning and manifestation. From the indwelling glory of Christ that we all have as believers, to the unique and powerful times when we feel we can almost see the glowing shining presence of God in all His fullness.

In the passage above Jesus is thanking the Father for those that the Father had given him. You need to read the whole chapter to get the full picture. The one amazing truth is that Jesus reports back to his Father “The glory that you gave me, I have given them”. He was not only speaking of those that were with Him at the time but also of those who would be with Him in the future.

We all long for more of the ‘Glory’. However, right now, whatever your circumstances, the Father’s glory is right there within you, in your heart, and in your spirit. As we worship him together, as his family, His glory is flowing from us. We may not see it with our natural eyes, but He sees it. Peter says of Jesus “…Whom having not seen, you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory” 1 Peter 1 v8. Paul says in Ephesians 3 v21 “…to Him be glory in the Church by Jesus Christ to all generations, forever, amen”.

Let’s be ready to give Him the glory in joy-filled songs of praise. Even when we are going through a time of testing remember that “the sufferings of this present time are nothing to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us” Romans 8 v18.

“Unto Him who has loved us and washed us from sin to him be the glory forever, Amen”!

Be blessed as you Give Him the Glory,

Eddie.

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