Glorify or Gratify?

One is worship.

One is self.

Actually, they are both forms of worship.

The difference however, is where we are directing our hearts.

To Glorify

is living in such a way that I Point to Him.

Gratify-

is living in such a way that I Point to myself.

So, I was going to repent.

As the religious part of my brain feels that I’ve failed.

(Not taking time to write like I’d been doing.)

That kind of thinking is due to changes in how things are being done.

Believing that I was gratifying by not sharing for a while.

But as the Holy Spirit ministers to me over how and what has really been going on….

I want to share His Glory with you-

In All that He’s accomplished, during my break from-

Just writing.

I’m going to show you, not just tell you what He’s done.

Remember canning or camping?

This was me, glorifying.

Not gratifying.

If I love my Father, then I love my neighbor as myself.

Grace helps us choose other’s desires above our own.

This is my farewell gift to my Precious Aunt that went ahead of me to Heaven.

His Glory looked like peace that surpassed my understanding, and wisdom that came through the tough questions.

I’m going to share this nugget-

(whether it’s a chicken nugget, or a golden nugget to you- meaning you’re receiving a truth like this for the first time, or you’ve been tried like gold by the fire of this question.)

Was it God’s will to heal her?

It was Jesus’ will, when Peter asked Him if he could walk to him on the water.

Right?

But the fear that came from the waves and wind,

caused Peter to sink right in front of Him.

Jesus didn’t change His mind or His will.

I’ll never stop believing the Father for healing.

Every time.

Every one.

Until… we are, as His body,

Fully Restored.

Which brings me to the next thing that we will be moving on to, to Glorify the King.

“On another Sabbath He went into the synagogue and taught, and a man was present whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Him closely [with malicious intent], to see if He would [actually] heal [someone] on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse Him. But He was aware of their thoughts, and He said to the man with the withered hand, “Get up and come forward.” So he got up and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you directly: Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil, to save a life or to destroy it?” After looking around at them all, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand!” And he did, and his hand was [fully] restored. But the scribes and Pharisees were filled with senseless rage [and lacked spiritual insight], and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:6-11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

It’s not a coincidence that I read this, right now in this season.

It’s a confirmation to me, about how He desires for me to Glorify Him-

In something that doesn’t look like the way I’ve always done it before.

Ministry is not always how the religious eye sees things.

As I’ve often shared my personal struggle about this before-

Believing ministry is always behind a pulpit somewhere.

Jesus is more concerned about meeting the need to restore than He is about what day or what customary law He’s breaking in religious eyes.

So, here is the next opportunity for us to journey through Restoration, until we, and those around us, are Fully Restored.

My heart, and my husband’s is that you would comprehend with all the saints, what is the length, depth, height and width of His love for us.

He longs to restore us.

Completely.

Not just to remake something of old things, but to make us above and beyond the way He found us.

I’ll be posting the step by step process.

Using this parable, if you will, to see how God doesn’t just bypass the things no one else sees.

But rather He restores every intricate detail of our lives.

Yes, the rusty spots matter to Him.

He’s not ok with keeping things withered or broken.

Are you ready to Be Fully Restored with us?

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