October 26 – Shine Forth the Blessings of God

In his second letter to the Thessalonians, Paul prays that God may find them worthy and for God to fulfill every good purpose that comes about by faith. He prays this for a reason: “…may the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified and become more glorious through and in you, and may you [also be glorified] in Him according to the grace (favor and blessing) of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).” Try to imagine the name of Jesus becoming even more glorious in and through us. Now try to envision us as His children becoming glorified in Him. “Glorious” is a word that is a little hard for me to picture. It helps me when I think of it this way: May we value Jesus more highly than anything else. Let’s see Him as He is: heroic, brilliant, beautiful and triumphant and then make choices in our life that lead to elevating and celebrating Him. May His renown go forward in dazzling, noble and honoring ways. As we live to enjoy Him, may all these attributes and more shine forth in us as we reflect just how glorious He is! May God find us worthy instruments, useful for His good purposes. This is no small blessing that God desires for His children.

2 Thessalonians 1:12 AMP