How do you define the word “glory”?
We often interpret it to mean praise, honor and distinction as well as great beauty and splendor. All of these words are appropriate to describe our great God.
But did you know that glory can also mean a ring or spot of light; the luminous area surrounding bright light when seen through a thin cloud of mist?
This thin cloud of mist is what the Israelites saw when they wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. This cloud of glory in the sky was the physical manifestation of the presence of the LORD.
Jewish rabbis called this physical manifestation the Shekinah glory to describe whenever the invisible God becomes visible and localized.
Many of us desperately want an encounter like this with the living God – to experience something supernatural and identifiable.
We want to know His presence beyond just an intellectual knowledge. We want to sense and experience His presence continuously.
The good news is that God is still manifesting His presence today to those who open their hearts to Him.
The way into God’s glory is through the Holy Spirit who seeks an intimate friendship with us.
Open your heart to His great love for you.
Pray continuously, inviting Him in and asking Him to manifest His presence in your life.
He loves you and desires to guide and lead you.
He will do it.