Should we live for the glory of the Lord, in the glory of the Lord, or as the glory of the Lord? It certainly seems appropriate to live and do everything for God’s glory. But what about living in and as His glory? This may seem like a small distinction—that I’m thinly slicing a few tiny words, but the difference will have an enormous effect on your life. This may be the key factor in how you see yourself in the Kingdom of God. It may also determine the level of blessings and abundance you establish in this lifetime. God indeed reveals that He intends for us to experience a transformation into His glory.
So what is the glory of God? Well, not to be confused with worldly glory bestowed upon you by other created beings, this Kingdom glory is granted by the Creator of the universe. It is the very pinnacle of glory—being the same glory granted by God the Father to Jesus Christ.
So let’s jump right in by looking at a verse that talks about our transformation into this realm of glory. . . . Continue reading
This is the introductory post in a new series that will explore our identity in the Kingdom of God. The focus is on clarifying, understanding, and possessing the identity God has appointed for us. I say “possessing” because that is the ultimate goal: to possess in the totality of our existence (as body, soul, and spirit) the reality of God’s vision for our lives. This represents the very essence of the three part struggle of life: To somehow transform into a spirit with a soul and body instead of a body and soul with a spirit (sort of the default condition of mankind); to somehow transcend the temporal reality of this world and achieve the vision of God for our lives; And to finish well, having run a “good race,” as Paul describes in I Corinthians 9 and 2 Timothy 4. . . . Continue reading