Each of us can recall someone who encouraged us to experience the glory of God’s presence. One such man was C. Sumner Wemp. I will always remember the sense of excitement and emotion as he uashamedly stood before an auditorium of “young champions” and passionately shouted, “Well Glory”.
It moved me.
David declared a similar expression, “O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.” (Ps 26:8)
In all of our daily demands, we may inadvertently dismiss the Glory. We can be so consumed with the work of our kingdom that we become calloused to wonder of His Kingdom. We end up living in the mundane and losing the Majesty. We attend to our schedules instead of abiding with our Savior.
Our defining moments occur when we dwell in His glory.
In His glory there is worship. “For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.” (Ps 26:3). His love becomes our focus. We live in His faithfulness. We become filled with His glory.
In His glory there is wisdom. “I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites. I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.” (Ps 26:4-5). Our reverence for Him prompts our hearts to receive His wisdom. The truth of wisdom validates the testimony of our work.
In His glory there is a walk of integrity. “Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.” (Ps 26:1). The sacred hymn reminds us of a sustaining hope, “When we walk with The LORD, in the light of His Word, what a glory he sheds on our way.”
In His glory there are wondrous deeds. The psalmist confesses his praise while “proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds.” (Ps 26:7). A sense of gratitude moves us to shout His greatness. What a Mighty God we serve.
Embrace His presence and experience His glory. It will move you.