Friday, December 17, 2010


Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.

This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)

Just a word and a phrase, a sentence or a question...just a little something to "fan the flame" of your creativity!

Today's word: glory

How would you describe the word glory?

If you'd like to, share one glorious moment in your life.

Let me know what you think!!

“This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

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  1. The first thing that comes to mind when I see the word glory is light or illumination. Being unnoticeable but when the glory shows up you're able to see what you had been blinded to at one time. Also, I think of it as being a word of praise signifying honor or adoration.

  2. I love the word GLORY. According to favorite teachers who are smarter than I, it is opinion or judgement illuminated. In other words, when God's glory shines, he reveals the true nature of who He is. Since he is light and in him is no darkness at all, the GLORY of God is pure light.

    When I act in a manner that is glorifying to God, I am, as His child, reflecting the Glory of God. In so doing, His reputation among those who see me is equal to his true character.

    When I see God in my everyday walk? It's Glory.
    When I have that illumined "AHA" moment? Glory.
    When His light shines from me? Glory.

    Now I'll be singing "Angels we have heard on high" all mornning, emphasis on the Glorrrrrrriiiiiiaaaaaaaaaaa.

  3. When I think of glory, I think of God, first word that comes to mind. How he is glory, and how he doesn't need our glory but we are to glorify him and praise him and honor him. To lift up and highly exalt, I think glory means especially when relating it to God and his character. Of course people are always talking about their "glory days" which I would imagine would be days they felt they were living life to the fullest (kind of how we should be living every day, don't you think?)

    In everything I want to do, I want to glorify and honor God. I also like what Debbie said, very well put!


  4. Hi Sharon,

    Thank you for offering a topic for Fan the Flame discussion.

    "How would you describe the word glory?"
    Glory to me has two aspects. First, it is the display of God's divine attribute in such a way that those who witness it are overwhelmed. The glory of God will always reflect my fallen condition and need for Him. Secondly, it is the outward expression of my desire to praise and honor the Sovereign Lord.

    One moment in my life is the act of worshipping Christ, acknowledging what He accomplished for me. Recognizing what Christ accomplished for me filled me with such joy that I spontaneously began to glorify the Lord.

    Blessings and peace.


  5. Glory - is what the highest love you can give to the Lord. sandie

  6. Hi Sharon. When I think of glory I think of God's splendor, his beauty, his majesty. I think of the earth being his footstool and find it inconceivable to imagine then his throne room. I think of all that is grand in the heavens and the earth and think that all this as only his robe. What a God we serve!

  7. Wanda - Light, yes. Illumination, seeing things that were unseen before. Honor and adoration for a God who reveals Himself. Great insights. Thanks for your "enlightening" comments!

    Debbie - I can see why you are a wonderful Bible teacher! The glory of God is pure light. I really like that. Maybe that's why no one has seen His face - we can't bear the LIGHT! Liked the new thought that reflecting God's glory is almost like protecting His reputation. After all, we ARE His representatives. Therefore, we should behave as creatures of the LIGHT! (...In Excelsis Deo!)

    Betty - Your comment was beautiful. I especially liked glory being defined as highly exalted. You're right, God doesn't need our glory (I think that would sorta be like the Sun needing a match...) - but He does care about our love. Therefore, loving Him is glorifying Him, too, don't you think? (And yes, we should be living EVERY day as a GLORY DAY!)

    MTJ - Yes, when I think of the word "glory" I also think of something that overwhelms me. I'm glad you mentioned the glory of God as being something that reflects our fallen nature. It makes sense. His awesome Light makes all the dirty, ugly parts show up. And so, graciously forgiven, we ought to always be mindful of glorifying the Light that saved us. I've been overwhelmed in worship also - isn't it such a privilege to be filled with awe at the Almighty God??

    Sandie - Oh, I like this. The highest love you can give the Lord. Really true. We can give Him a lot of things - our time, our money, our talents - but when we give Him love - I have a feeling He glows with glory!

    Beverly - Splendor is a great word to describe glory. Beauty and majesty also. Loved your imagery! How mighty is God to make the earth His footstool - to wear the heavens as His robe - to sit on the throne of the universe - and yet, to come to this world as a baby...INDEED, what a God we serve!!

    Thanks, everyone, for a wonderful discussion of the word "glory." You've enhanced my understanding of it, and I've enjoyed reading your comments so much.

    One moment that was glorious for me? Standing on a mountaintop, over 13,000 feet tall, looking out over snow-capped mountains, and knowing that the God that created all this beauty, all this incredible color and texture and wildness - THAT God calls me His friend...WOW!


  8. Hi Sharon -

    Glory to me is the highest level in God that we can attain on earth. The Bible speaks of from glory to glory.

    2 Corinthians 3:18 - KJV
    But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

    Thank you, Sharon...

  9. Sandra - LOVE this Scripture! Perfect for this discussion. Is that an awesome idea or what? That in His Spirit, we are CHANGED into a reflection of HIS glory!! WOW! (I'm thinking maybe I need a little polishing from time to time - some holy Windex!) But to be given the PRIVILEGE of being made in His image, and then to be molded and conformed to His image - I'm speechless...


  10. Hi Sharon -

    This morning in my devotions, the Lord gave me this:

    Psalm 30:12
    To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent, O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever.

    When I read that scripture this morning, what our Lord illuminated are the words, "my glory."

    Note: When I read your comments above, your words, "I'm thinking maybe I need a little polishing from time to time - some holy Windex!" leaped off the page at me. Leaped, as in - - POST TOPIC for you. We of the body need to hear more on that, lady. Ask the Lord, please.

    Thank you, Sharon

  11. Sandra - LOVED the verse. You have such a way of finding the perfect verses (I'm thinking the Holy Spirit has SOMETHING to do with it,
    right?! - :)

    I will pray about the post topic - but I tend to take it as a sign from God when you mention something along those lines to me. I'll be working on it - and let you know.

    Thanks so much.


  12. Hi Sharon -

    Yes you are right ..."the Holy Spirit has SOMETHING to do with it,..." Without the Holy Spirit, we can do nothing spiritually profitable.

    And you are certainly welcome, Sharon and thank you...


"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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