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Seeking for the Glory of the Lord

Updated on October 2, 2011

The Glory of the Lord



“Above the expanse over their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire , and high above the throne was a figure like that of a man. I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as it is full of fire, and that from there he looked like fire and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedownand I heard the voice of one speaking.”


Ezekiel 1:25-28



Ezekiel saw the glory of the Lord and he fell facedown. The Lord God revealed to Ezekiel His glory.

The glory of the Lord could also represent the manifest presenceof the Lord.One may experience the glory of the Lordeven without experiencing vision of Him.When one experience the glory of the Lord, there is an overwhelming deep peace and unspeakable joy one may experience. And a great transformation will happen to the life of that person who experience the glory of the Lord. He will never be the same person again.He will be completely humbled and will be stripped off of all his pride. He will start living for God and he will forsake all his selfish ambitions.


But not many professing Christians are experiencing the glory of God in their lives. Seemingly they are satisfied with just going into the flow of the crowd. When we attend the worship sevices or when we read our Bibles, are we satisfied in doing it just for the sake of doing it ? When we do not experience the glory of Godin our worship, prayer and devotion , our lives will remain unchanged. Unless we experience the glory of God our lives will not be completely transformed. When prophet Isaiah saw the glory of the Lord, his heart was cut and his life was transformed from mediocrity into the life of servanthood. When Jesus revealed his glory to Peter during the miraculous catch of fish, Peter’s heart was cut and his life was transformed from mediocrity into servanthood.We should not settle for anything less than the glory of the Lord.


We should not attend church worship services, do prayer and Bible study reading s just for the sake of fulfilling our obligations. WE must fulfill these things always with a thirsty and seeking heart. As it is written in Jeremiah 29:13 ; “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” We should learn to seek God with all our hearts, our soul, our mind and our strength. We should not be satisfied until we experience the glory of God. Many professing Christians today are just going into the motion. Sunday after Sunday they visit churches, but their lives remain unchanged. They remain in following their selfish desires and ambitions. They continue to live in covetousness, lusts, envy, hatred, discord, self-centeredness, worldliness. Because they do not experience the glory of God in the worship services they are attending.


We must go beyond religion and rituals. We must go beyond head knowledge Christianity. We must go beyond our carnalities.We must go beyond popular Christianity. It is time to seek for the deeper life where God’s glory abounds.


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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Tony L. Smith it is nice to hear from you. Thank you for payong a visit. Blessings to you always and regards.

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      Tony L Smith 6 years ago from Macon

      nicely said Cristina, we are a long way from 'the knowledge of the Glory of God covering the earth as the waters cover the seas'

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Tamarajo it is great to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments mean much to me. Yes we should not settle for less other than the glory of God for in this lies our true victory and happiness as christians. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      Tamarajo 6 years ago

      "When we do not experience the glory of Godin our worship, prayer and devotion , our lives will remain unchanged." This is so true!

      a useful exhortation to seek Him with our whole heart and not merely go through the motions.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi lifegate thank you for gracing and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Blessings to you and to your family always. Best regards.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave thank you fora visit. Yes when we do attend worship services it should never be out of fear or due to obligation it should be out of our love for the Lord. And we must do this with a thirsty and seeking heart. There must be a longing in our hearts to know God more and more. We will not be satisfied unless He touch our lives anew. Blessings to you today and always. Best regards.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi jesusmyjoy I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for a visit. Your visit means much to me. Blessings to you and your family always. Best regards.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans it is great to read your comments for this hub. I am greatly encouraged by your visit.Thank you for gracing and appreciating this hub. Yes as christians we should not settle for anything less than the glory of God. We should go beyond head knowledge but pursue for the revelation knowledge of God. We must constantly seek for the deeper life. For only in such life, we could be truly happy as christians. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      HI saintatlarge I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for taking time to read this hub. Your visit is much appreciated. Yes it is a promise for all seekers of God that we will find Him if we seek Him with all our hearts. God has no favoritism in this, He will reveal Himself to those earnest seekers. We should never be complacent about our christian walk, we should strive harder for no less than the revelation knowledge of God. Blessings to you always and to your family. Best regards.

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      William Kovacic 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Cristina,

      Another well put hub. Thanks for posting it and making available to us here at HubPages!

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Hi Ate Cristina: You are so right. Just doing all these things to simply fulfill an obligation out of fear or guilt is totally wrong. When God commanded to keep Holy the Sabbath he never said that we should not enjoy it because he commanded it. God wants us to be happy as we fulfill this command.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hello matt6v33 it is great to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your comments are great source of encouragement to me. Blessings to you always. Best regards.

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      cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Brother Eddie Perkins I am happy to read your comment for this hub. Thank you for gracing and appreciating this hub. I am greatly encouraged by your comments. Truly as christians we should not settle for less than the glory of God. It is high time to be clothed with God's glory. For there lies our victory and true joy. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      Betty Bolden 6 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      this is amazing

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Cristina, Amen! We are supposed to be living as though we expect The Lord to return at any moment! As you well stated: "We must go beyond religion and rituals. We must go beyond head knowledge Christianity. We must go beyond our carnalities.We must go beyond popular Christianity. It is time to seek for the deeper life where God’s glory abounds!" Amen! You have spoken the Truth in Love! "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and everything else will be added...."

      Thank You for sharing, In His Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada

      MC, right on. "We must go beyond religion and rituals". We must be hungry in soul and spirit and never become satisfied. Experiences are not exclusive, there is no private club, he is found by those who seek him, when we seek him with all our heart! Blessings, L

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      matt6v33 6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      BEAUTIFUL ! WELL THOUGHT OUT ,WELL RESEARCH ,WELL SPOKEN ,WELL WRITTEN ! KEEP GOING YOUNG LADY!

      HOPE &PRAY All IS WELL With You And LOVED ONES .

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      Eddie-Perkins 6 years ago

      I agree Maria Cristina, we must go beyond religion and rituals. We must seek the deeper life where God’s glory abounds – that is where I want to be. God bless you sister. Keep on sharing the glory of God. You are a blessing. Vote up and awesome