40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 4 – Review

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The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. (Hebrews 1:3)

 

Today is dedicated to reviewing what we have learned over the past three days. We don’t study God’s word for information only. We study it primarily for transformation. Spend your 15 minutes today reflecting on the Bible study over the last three days. If you have missed any of the days, you can catch up. Also, if you have not had a chance to review the comments, I strongly encourage you to do so.

Ask God to help you to apply the lessons from His word to your life.

Question

What aspect(s) of your Christian walk is a clearer understanding of God’s glory likely to change?

8 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 4 – Review

  1. I definitely have a better understanding of God’s glory based on the readings of the past several days. It is comforting to know that like Moses, if God is “pleased” with us, we too can experience this glory. This should encourage us to make the effort to live our life on a daily basis with the goal of making sure our actions, thoughts, and words are acceptable and pleasing to God.

    Sometimes we meet people and then walk away from them almost certain that they are a child of God because they seem to have a Godly presence that emanates from them. I want to have the experience of God’s glory in my life. I want to be a noticeable different child of God, not because I’m aggressive and pushy, but because my daily life reflects God’s presence.

    Just a thought that popped into my head….. I imagine that the child of God who abides in the glory of God regularly, is also one who experiences pleasure, comfort, and peace as they give “glory” to God when they worship him. I can picture that person in church, hands raised, worshipping in song and prayer, and totally in tuned with God, feeling God’s glory as they give God the glory.

    Have a blessed weekend.

    • For the past three days, our study have reminded me once again, that the purpose of my existence on this earth is to glorify God. I’ve learned that living this life , there will be a point in time that you cannot avoid to get frustrated, disappointed or even angry with a sittuation, loved ones or friends. So, how do I give glory to God when I’m caught in that situation? For me, by removing myself in the equation, I’m able to cope with those negative reactions I’ve mentioned. By simply telling myself that “ yes I was hurt, or for example my expectations were not met, but that doesn’t really matter,I don’t deny the pain,or whatever worries or negative feelings I have, but I learned not to dwell on it. …what is important is how I met Jesus’ expectations of me in those challenging situations.” God knows my heart and by letting the Holy Spirit be in control of my emotions, and my life as a whole, I can maintain the JOY that God wants me to have and to share to others in this life. Giving glory to God means more of doing what God expects of me, and less of what I want to happen, it’s just letting Jesus be in control of everything. With our study, the more I feel I’m getting good at removing myself in the equation….everything is taken care for me by my loving, and compassionate God who
      knows what’s best for me now, and in the coming days! Life is beautiful if the purpose is to glorify our creator, Christ the Lord.
      1Cor. 10:31 Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

  2. Lauren, Joseth and Aurora, thank you very much for sharing your review reflections! These thoughts will be very helpful as we consider the Disciplines starting next week.

  3. Life experiences have revealed that without God, I can do nothing. However, “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Several years ago, God spoke to me in terms of plans to impact the community/families. I was humbled and excited. Thus, I decided to obtain an advanced degree and credentials in this particular area. As I began my ministry (work), God reminded me of the task upon my shoulders and the importance of seeking His face/wisdom. During moments of trials and tribulations, I turn my face away from the mountain and “lift up my eyes to to the hills….my help comes from the LORD” (Psalm 121).
    Encouragement: God is able to show up strong in all of our circumstances. Blessings to all🙏🏽

  4. Thanks for the valuable comments posted. To really appreciate the God we we serve, we must experience both positive and negative situations. Moses was honest in expressing his concerns.

  5. Great comments! To me, “the glory of God” is an aspect I haven’t really focused on directly in my walk with Christ. I”m hoping that through gaining a better understanding of what “His glory” means, I can understand more of who He is. The more I get to know of His character, the more I can understand His love for me.

  6. Norman you are one of those people who emanate God,s presence.
    The fact that you continue to lead this group each year even with your heavy workload shows this.
    Thank you for sharing your Blessings with me as I need the guidance.

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