Wednesday, April 15
Ezekiel 1:28 (NLT)
All around him was a glowing halo, like a rainbow shining in the clouds on a rainy day. This is what the glory of the Lord looked like to me. When I saw it, I fell face down on the ground, and I heard someone’s voice speaking to me.
It’s not uncommon in Christian circles to hear people praying, “Oh God! Show us Your glory!” Often times, those same people are the ones who seem to get very skittish when something they haven’t seen before happens during a church service. The church by and large is really not seeking God’s glory, they’re seeking what they, in their finite mind, have pictured God’s glory to look like. If you’ll read the entire first chapter of Ezekiel, you’ll see that when Ezekiel saw the majesty and glory of God it reads more like a C.S. Lewis book than something you might find in the Bible. But Ezekiel makes it very clear that he saw God’s glory. Why then do so many people pray for God’s glory and expect to see something that they’ve seen before. When you go to deeper depths in the ocean you are going to see different types of life than what you’d see in shallow water. The same is true with the things of God…as you go deeper you can and should expect to see things that you’ve never seen before. This shouldn’t frighten you, it should encourage you. As long as you are following the Holy Spirit’s leading, you can trust that what you see is of Him. What has He been showing you lately? Are you going deeper and seeing more? Or has it been a while since you’ve received anything from Him? He is always wanting you to take you into places Him that you’ve never been. Are you up for the journey? – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff