A few years ago, my husband had a puzzling dream. In his dream, he was standing towards the back of our property, and a man approached him. The man said, "This property belongs to me. Everyone was trying to steal it from me, but I am giving it to you."
My husband asked, "What is the name of this property?"
He answered, "The name of this property is 'Rainbow's Promise.'"Then, my husband woke up.
At first, we did not completely understand the meaning of this dream UNTIL I read Ezekial 1:38. In that verse, we find the rainbow as representing the glory of God! Now, it made sense. Some try to take the gifts and presence of God and use them to bring honor and praise for themselves. In a sense, they are "stealing His glory."
BUT, there are those who simply want Him to be glorified. To THEM, God freely gives his glory.
One of my favorite verses is found in II Corinthians 3:18. "But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory—just as from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
What you behold, you are transformed into! If you want to be transformed into the glory of God, behold His glory!
Be careful what you behold! Perhaps you are beholding the way another person has treated you. Maybe you are beholding the negative things surrounding you. You might even be beholding your own weaknesses and failures. These are not things that you want to be transformed into!
When Moses wanted to see the glory of God, God showed him His GOODNESS. In the New Testament, God's glory is most often associated with His MIRACLES.
If you desire to be transformed into the image of the glory of God...
Meditate on His goodness and compassion.
Gaze upon His beauty. Linger in His presence.
Consider His miracles found in the Word and through the lives of His sons and daughters on earth.
TRAIN your mind to meditate on THESE THINGS! WATCH YOUR LIFE BEING TRANSFORMED!
One of my favorite prayers is found in John 17:1 in which Jesus prays, "Father, glorify Your Son, so that He can glorify You." Certainly, God has already poured His glory out on us, but I want the "glory to glory" type of experience, so I pray, "Lord, increase Your manifest glory in my life so that I can bring glory to You!"
These are exciting days, my friend! Watch and see what He does through you.
In this with you,