The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"His Exaltation - In This Day"
"Glorifying God must ever be viewed as the fruit of discovering how worthy He is of honor. Our Lord would never be satisfied with being exalted merely as a matter of our disciplining ourselves to praise Him."
"The Lord alone shall be exalted in that day" (Isaiah 2:11; 17).
Born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ look forward to the day when He will be magnified and honored according to His singular glory. Presently, this is not the case in a world that directs honor toward so many others. Since we can do nothing to hasten the coming day of the Lord's glory in the ultimate sense, our response must be to honor our Lord in our own hearts and lives as personally, purely, and thoroughly as possible.
"I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify Thy name forevermore" (Psalm 86:12).
The matter involves a growing knowledge of who our Lord is, which results in the growing determination to honor Him in all things. Glorifying God must ever be viewed as the fruit of discovering how worthy He is of honor. Our Lord would never be satisfied with being exalted merely as a matter of our disciplining ourselves to praise Him. Indeed, a reading of the Psalms never yields the notion of a perfunctory honoring of Him as a matter of duty. Instead, the writers clearly give evidence of flowing with the current of the Holy Spirit's working to glorify the Father and the Son. The God rightly known will inevitably be the God praised, thanked, and honored. The Psalmists found God to be wondrous beyond all imagining, in countless ways. Praise issued forth as the natural - or supernatural - expression of hearts overwhelmed, and spirits aware that if they do not exalt the blessed Name, rocks will surely cry out.
"Heavenly Father, we desire to know you so well that Your exaltation consistently and increasingly occurs as the only course of life we can contemplate. We know You are good and great and glorious beyond our imagining. We want to grow in such knowledge and wonder so that Your exaltation in our hearts and lives points to that day to come when You alone will be glorified. So be it, dear Father, for the honor of Your Son and the growing expression of Your Spirit's moving within us in this day and forevermore. In the Name of the Lord Jesus we pray, Amen."
"Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory, for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth's sake."
Weekly Memory Verse
Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness."