Posts Tagged ‘glory’

  

“The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind…differing from each other in their glory.” (1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭41‬ NLT)

According to Fox News, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flyby of Pluto early Wednesday after travelling 3 billion miles on its epic 9 and a half year journey to the dwarf PLANET (sorry, bitter nerd emphasis). It has passed within 7,767 miles of Pluto, roughly the distance between Sydney and Seattle. Earlier images had allowed scientists to identify a pattern of terrain on Pluto’s surface, and all data should be home by October 2016.

Astronomy is fascinating to me! To watch and observe these celestial bodies and gatherings makes me in awe of just how large and complex our universe and beyond really is. And that always gives me a pause, realizing that my Creating God is that much larger than all of creation, than my little, petty problems. 

We live in the presence of such universal and heavenly glory, and it bears remembering! Scholars and laymen alike try to push away its reality because of the mysterious unknown and lack of “empirical evidence” surrounding creation. But faith in God, born out of experience and tried by fire, will never be held hostage by another’s argument! Take time to look at Pluto today and remember what an awe-inspiring God you serve! You are loved! 

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“Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done.” (Galatians‬ ‭6‬:‭4‬ NLT)

When Joseph Schmidt came to Seabury Hall Prep School in Hawaii, looking for a challenge, he got just that, weathering financial hardships, empowering the student body, rounding up support for large capital improvement projects and transforming the school into what it is today. Twenty years later and heading into retirement, the 65-year-old California native has raised over $55 million to build a new upper and middle school classroom complex, eliminated its debt, increased its financial aid budget from $450,000 to more than $1 million, and doubled the size of the campus to about 65 acres! A job well done indeed!

Each one of us has the potential to do wonderful things with our lives. It’s simply a matter of doing it. By applying biblical principles, like today’s text, we position ourselves into a place where God can lead and bless our work. It’s His desire to do so!

Whatever your job or efforts are this week, whether building a company or wrangling grandkids, do it with love, pride, excellence, and for God’s glory! Seize your opportunities and feel good about it! You are loved and blessed today!