A Glimpse of God's Glory
I started my morning like most; a cup of coffee, my Bible, and time worshipping the Lord. I switched from worship to prayer, to reading my Bible. I tend to go back and forth between the three because the same routine is boring. Time with God isn’t meant to boring.
I shared in previous posts that visions tend to appear suddenly and vanish as quickly as they emerge. It was the same with my vision I call A Glimpse of God's Glory. When I sat in silence to focus on God’s being, it’s then I had a God-vision.
I was worshipping God when suddenly I saw nothing but white. It was a brilliant white like a sheet, but there was no seam. I understood the importance that there was no beginning or end to this gleaming ray of white. It covered everything as though nothing else was present or mattered. In that moment, I understood what I was seeing was a glimpse how God’s robe fills the temple. End of vision.
After the vision, I went back to my journal and saw a beautiful picture how my time with God prepared me to see a glimpse into the windows of heaven. The morning I had this vision I titled my daily journal entry, “God shows me how to worship Him Anew.” And, He did!
I share a section of my journal so you can get an idea how simple it is to journal and how heartfelt worship can take you in the presence of God.
Make a connection that when we take the time to be with God, He blesses us with His presence in unexpected and beautiful ways. (The word “beautiful” can encourage you to think on what is pleasant, i.e., a person, surroundings, an event. Find pleasure in. More than what’s on the surface. Inner beauty. Something that isn’t beautiful could be how you see yourself, others, and live in general.)
Note how personal and imperfect my journal entry is. I didn't take the time to check grammar or punctuation. I simply typed what I was feeling in my heart, spirit, and in the moment.
Journal title: God shows me how to worship Him Anew
“I praise God for guiding me how to spend my time with Him this morning. I’m trying to memorize Psalm 139-3-12. While I was going through it this morning, praising God for these beautiful promises, the words in verse 9 stood out. “If I ride the wings of the morning … even there your hand will guide me and your strength will support me.”
My prayer: ‘Lord, show me what it looks like to “ride the wings” with you in the morning. Let me see you anew.’
God led me to look up in a thesaurus the different words for “magnificent.” I began worshipping God and the different attributes of His majesty, splendor, and glory. He is magnificent in every way.
‘Lord, thank you for this joy, riding with you as your spirit fills me, hovers over me, and guides me. Your word says, “You both precede and follow me.” Thank you, Lord.’
I am filled with God’s glory this morning. He is my all. I am giving Him the best of me this morning and my best is to worship Him.
As I read through these verses I see the heavens, the stars, the universe, the planets. Man keeps trying to understand how the universe is put in place, but no man will ever comprehend the heights of God. Only God knows how all is in place and how vast the universe is. What awe to think of such greatness.
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens … When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? Psalm 8:1-4
Praise His holy, glorious name. His robe fills the temple. AMEN! My eyes could never behold the full majesty of God, but I had a glimpse that His glory is of a different kind.
End of journal entry.
Take time and ask God what it looks like for you to "ride the wings with Him in the morning."
Let God’s Word permeate your spirit and soul so that you can see Him in His glory and splendor. Scripture that supports my God-vision:
It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of His robe filled the Temple Attending Him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. They were calling out to each other, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven's Armies! The whole earth is filled with His glory!" Isaiah 6:1-3
The Lord is king! He is robed in majesty. Indeed, the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. Psalm 93:1-2
Let all that I am praise the Lord. O Lord my God, how great you are! You are robed with honor and majesty. Psalm 104:1
Verses where God opened the windows of heaven: 2 Kings 7:2; 2 Kings 7:19; Psalm 144:5