There is an astounding truth about our Heavenly Father that you may be surprised to know. He searches for you! His gaze is constantly upon earth. He looks in every nook and cranny of this planet searching for one or more or thousands or millions of creatures who will reflect his glory. Animals can’t do that, yes they can be awesome, cute and loveable but cannot reflect God’s glory. Creation can be breathtaking and reflect the immensity and power of God but not His actual glory or His image.
If not animals or creation then what? I’ll tell you what, or rather who, it’s His crown achievement, you and me! We are the only ones in creation who can reflect God’s image and his glory. Genesis tells us, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Gen 2:7 NKJV). We also read in 2 Chronicles 16:9 (KJV), “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him.”
The evidence is clear! God is looking for you! You probably say, “I’m a basket case! How can I reflect God’s glory?” Yes you are, and I’m glad you asked! There’s another truth that is amazing and that is God “draws” us to Himself. Jesus said, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him” (John 6:44 NKJV). So He’s looking AND He’s drawing like a magnet! Unfortunately, due to our first parents fall from grace, God’s image in them (and so in ours) was marred, and the path to God was blocked. Therefore we don’t have the access or the capacity of showing His glory without His redeeming help and that’s why Jesus came to earth.
The prophet Isaiah put it this way, “Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:6-7 NKVJ). If you have an inkling of interest in spiritual things God is drawing you. Actually, you wouldn’t have gotten this far in this blog if you didn’t! You are a candidate for God to show Himself strong on your behalf. The Psalmist said, “Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:25,26 KJV).
So if you have taken that critical step of faith to trust Jesus to forgive you of your sins and make you His child, then you are set to become a reflector of God’s glory for all the world to see. Your life will shine, your home will shine, your workplace or school will shine. Check this amazing verse by the Apostle Paul, “Whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 3:17-18 NLT). As we grow in faith by “reflecting” the Lord through reading, memorizing and meditating on His Word, we are changed into His image and His face shines through us. That’s just incredible!
If you’re not sure you have taken that vital step of faith read my blog entitled Guaranteed Reservation in Heaven! for a clear presentation of how to receive the free gift of salvation.
God is looking, God is drawing, so seek Him today and rejoice in Him when you meet!
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