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Resting In God For Salvation and Glory

My salvation and glory depend on God, my strong rock. My refuge is in God.
-Psalm 62:7

Do you have high hopes for the new year ahead?  I do.  Are you worried about being disappointed, again?  I know that feeling.

I am thinking about the high hopes I have in God.   Our salvation and our glory rests on God.  God is the place where I rest.

We know that salvation is not just an event, but a process and a life in God.  A number of translations have the word 'deliverance' rather than 'salvation', because they both mean the same thing.

Jesus saves.  Jesus delivers us for eternity, in time.  Jesus is saving us through good times and in times of loss.

All of our lives, we are discovering that we depend on God.  We are working out that dependency.   Our only hope is in God.

We are utterly dependent on God, but at the same time, we are all given responsibility to do something with what God gives us.  We are all accountable to God for what we do with what we have.

The God that we relate to and serve is the plural God.  God is not a force, but persons, three persons.  God is knowable and is three persons.  And God can and does choose how God will show up and manifest to us in our lives.

Our personal glory depends on God.

Glory means fame, attractiveness, success, favor, honor or exaltation.  

Many people who have glory or have been made glorious by God are not famous.  Many people who are not considered attractive have glory that is very attractive.  

There is glory in the world, that is not from God.  I want the glory that comes from God.  As an author or an artist or a person who does anything, so that includes everything; I think we should have the view or experience of doing whatever it is that you do, for an audience of one.

Some of us have platforms, where we are seen by tens, hundreds or thousands of people.  A few get seen by millions.  But, we never get to be 'the great man' or 'the great woman'.

God is always the great God of each one of us, no matter how glorious or honored or attractive or successful we become.

My significance rests on God.  

In the midst of our lives, God's glory comes to us and upon us.  We discover or unpack the glory that is like treasure we carry within our lives.

We give the glory back to God, the King, as a gift or offering.

Whatever happens in the year ahead, our salvation and our glory depends on God.  My salvation and my glory rests on God.  How I go through the adventure and become who I am meant to be rests on God.



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