Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FINDING GLORY Wednesday

We are so thankful for how God is using Finding Glory resources to stretch and strengthen people in their relationship with Jesus while cultivating their experience of Christ-centered community with others. Your comments in these online discussions and within one-to-one relationships or small groups are so valuable! Because we have readers from Canada to England, Australia, and Belize, your contribution to these discussions helps spread growth and encouragement throughout the world.

We hope you’ll listen to God’s promptings to post a comment or engage a friend in Christ-centered conversation today so that more and more people might experience God's tangible expression of love in their life.

Today’s scriptures and discussion questions are:

"All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 CORINTHIANS 4:15-18

"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." COLOSSIANS 3:2-3

How would having a Kingdom perspective change the way you feel about and/or respond to your circumstances right now?

How is God enlarging your appreciation for the fact that something much bigger than your circumstances is unfolding in your life?

For more information about Finding Glory Groups, visit http://www.findingglory.com/findingglorygrou.html.

Today's reflections are copyrighted excerpts taken from Finding Glory in the Thorns: Group Discussion Guide.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us! I've been praying for God to enlarge my territory. It's so hard to wait, isn't it? I feel a peace reading your blogs. God's blessings. Janet
    http://www.justacloserstumble.blogspot.com

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  2. When we are thankful we are so blessed because it is part of being in the will of God. 1 Th 5:18

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  3. This “Kingdom perspective” has really hit home to me in the last few months. As an intercessor who can get caught up in my solitude and bringing others needs to the throne, my heart was crying out to love others unconditionally, to see them through the eyes of Christ, and not my own selfish, preconceived mind. God answered my prayer by pulling me away from what I had made “my quiet time” to go out and have coffee in town and to connect with woman in my hometown. He literally has to kick me in the pants some morning to get me there (I try to go 2X a week). He also put people right in front of me in my own yard to nurture and listen to and love. (We have had people staying with us & will have others camping in our yard for 2 months.) He also has thrown numerous phone calls with opportunities to pray with others and ways to serve others where my achy body is stretched – yet I’m amazed how HE has healed my hands and feet to help others. (Yesterday I was gutting my friends house.) All of this could not happen except for “something much bigger than me unfolding”; for Almighty God takes this weak vessel and puts in His treasure and hands it out through me. It is unconceivable and almost unbelievable – how His Grace is given to me and that I can love the person that was unlovable to me last week, extending His grace to more and more people, creating in me a thankful heart which overflows to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:7,15)

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