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… the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
1 Peter 4:14
One of the gifts that Jesus gives us is His glory.  Jesus gives us the glory that God gave Him (John 17:22).  As with any gift, this gift has to be accepted.  Jesus’ glory is accepted by believing with all of our hearts, souls, and minds that “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God” (John 20:31).  When we believe in this way and accept Jesus’ glory, we act differently and our lives become radically transformed.
How do you define the word glory?  My favorite definition for glory is “majestic beauty”.  The dictionary definition of glory is:
glo·ry (glôr, glr)  
n. pl. glo·ries
1. Great honor, praise, or distinction accorded by common consent; renown.
2. Something conferring honor or renown.
3. A highly praiseworthy asset.
4. Adoration, praise, and thanksgiving offered in worship.
5. Majestic beauty and splendor; resplendence.
6. The splendor and bliss of heaven; perfect happiness.
7. A height of achievement, enjoyment, or prosperity.
May the glory we have been given draw many people to have life in Jesus’ name (John 22:31). 
For my family and friends in Nashville, Tennessee.

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life is a journey

Your life is a journey that you must travel
with a deep consciousness of God.
1 Peter 1:18 The Message
This prayer, written by Joanna Weaver, challenges me to live my life with a constant consciousness of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. 

Lord Jesus, I give You my life.

I invite You to have Your way in me.

Take me and break me.

Shake me and make me.

Fill me and spill me. 

Change me and rearrange me.

But whatever You do Lord …

Don’t leave me the same.

Spirit of wisdom and revelation,

I welcome your work.

Open my eyes so I can see …

My ears so I can hear …

I choose truth over comfort,

Challenge over complacency.

Lord, make me forever Yours.

And most of all, make me like You.


From Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out, Joanna Weaver

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Live a Life of Love.
Ephesians 5:2
Be imitators of God, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Ephesians 5:2).
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger…. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:29-32).
Questions of the day: 
What does it look like to be an imitator of God?
Do my words help build others up?
Does my behavior grieve the Holy Spirit?
Am I kind and compassionate?
“Live a life of love” was the first Bible verse I taught my daughter.  At that time, she couldn’t pronounce her “L’s” and she sounded very sweet!

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Place me like a seal
over your heart.
Song of Songs 8:6
Place me like a seal over your heart….for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave.  It burns like blazing fire like a mighty flame.  Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away (Song of Songs 8:6-7).
The Holy Spirit’s love burns like a
Blazing Fire
Nothing can quench
Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13

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My heart and my flesh
Cry out for the Living God.
Psalm 84:2
The Spirit brings tenderness to our…heart by caressing us with His tender touch and arousing us to love and good deeds.  The Spirit woos us with the words of a lover, inviting us to a union with God that is intimate, passionate, and fruit bearing.  We are not alone, nor will we be left without a voice.  Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
If you have a favorite Dan B. Allender, Ph.D. quote, you are invited to share it in the comment section.
~Righteousness and peace kiss each other.  Psalms 85:10 

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