For the Glory of Your Name

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Somersaults, cartwheels, and toys …lots of toys.

This is what will most likely greet you if you visit the home of my grandsons.

My daughter and I often set up play dates with my daughter in law and my granddaughter.

If we go to my granddaughter’s home the boys usually pack a backpack of toys to bring along. They love to visit their cousin and they play sweetly with her.

We play, walk to the park, and in general have a nice time.

 

But…

It’s a whole different story when my granddaughter visits her cousins at their home.

They show off.

They desire to impress her.

She’s 10 months old to their 22 months and 3 years.

The 3 year old does somersaults and what he thinks are cartwheels. I’m sure in his mind he is the perfect gymnast! He runs and jumps and climbs and she is fascinated!

The younger brother tries to mimic his older brother so that he is not outdone, but he also takes to dragging every toy he can find straight to her. He wants to show her everything. He too desires to impress her and at 10 months old, she is easily impressed.

 

I love watching the way they interact.

It’s got me to thinking though.

God desires to show off. Not in the way we might think…just to be a show off…not so.

His Spirit lives in the life of every believer and He desires to show Himself to others.

He desires to show the world how they can be at peace in the midst of the chaos.

He desires to show the world how they can have His joy in the midst of their sorrow.

He desires to show the world that there is always hope in and through Him.

He desires to show the world that He indeed is enough.

He is our Peace. He is our Strength. He is our Hope.

So my prayer is…”Show Off Lord”…

In me, use me, …and show yourself off! Be Glorified!

Lift your Name Higher and Higher!

Shine like none other!

May every tribe and every tongue claim You as Lord!

Show off in me Lord!

Not for my names sake…but for yours!

 

So…if you visit my home in the near future…I sure hope you walk away saying…

“wow, God really showed Himself today”.

May He show off in your life as well. May He show up in All His Majesty and Splendor…For His Name’s Sake.

 

Psalm 79:9

“Help us, O God Our Savior,

for the Glory of Your Name;

deliver us and forgive our sins

for Your Name’s sake.”

 

Psalm 25:11

“For the sake of your name, O Lord,

forgive my iniquity, though it is great.”

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