Saturday, April 7, 2018

THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY ~God's Glory

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1 Corinthians 10:31 "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

How great and gracious You are,  my God, to give me ways to participate in Your glory.  Your glory calls me when I stray from You and fills me when I look to You.  You fill my life with choices~~how will I glorify you today?  What means will I chose tomorrow?  You make it easy for me to offer my praise.  Your glory is pure joy.   Amen.


"It is not only prayer that gives God glory but work.  Smiting on an anvil, sawing a beam, whitewashing a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything gives God glory if being in his grace to you ~ do it as your duty.

To go to Communion worthily gives God great glory, but to take food in thankfulness and temperance gives him glory too.  To lift up hands in prayer gives God glory, but a man with a dungfork in his hand, a woman with a slop pail, gives him glory too.

He is so great that all things give him glory if you mean they should."
~~Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

10 comments:

  1. Amen, thanks for sharing your Sunday prayer.

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    1. Thanks Christine...you are a faithful Sunday visitor and I really appreciate it.

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  2. A woman with a slop pail... Now there's a picture...

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    1. But Martha...you must remember when this was written...haha dung forks and slop pails were very common I guess.

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  3. Of course! It's still a vivid picture. So amazed that He loves us!

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  4. Gerard Manley Hopkins is one of my favourite poets. I wrote a little FB post that included him quite a while ago. I will try and find it to send to you.
    A dear friend of mine gave me a book of Hopkins' poetry. I treasure it.

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  5. Amen to your devotional. When I think of giving God glory, I think of trusting Him. I forget where the verse is but it says believing is the work of God. In doing so, I believe we work the work of God hence we glorify him. I am also studying to live a quiet life and clean my house. I started cleaning today. It may take me a while.

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