Welcome to Share Your Heart Tuesday! I am so glad you've joined us. This is where we get to share what's on our heart and what the Lord is teaching us. Today I want to talk about God's promise of grace and glory.
For the Lord God is a SUN and SHIELD. The Lord will give GRACE and GLORY. No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. ~ Psalm 84:11
Who God is
“For the Lord God is a sun…” I love this metaphor. What does the sun do? It provides light for seeing, light for growth, protection from the cold. And how, is God like the sun? He provides light to our path, light to our souls, protection and growth. It amazes me how God uses something he created to teach us about himself!
“For the Lord God is a shield…” What does a shield do? it protects from onslaughts, it protects during advancing battle. And how is God like a shield? He is our protector. We can hide in him when the attacks come. We can trust him for the victory, and when he says we must battle we do it in his strength and with his protection going before and all around us.
What God does
“The Lord will give grace…” There are two definitions of grace:
- Grace = divine enablement, ability to do what I could not do on my own through the power/ability of another
- Grace = unmerited or underserved favor
God gives grace, both enablement to do what we could not without him, and favor that we do not deserve and could never earn.
“The Lord will give glory…” There are two definitions of glory:
- Glory = reward or recompense, such as a trophy for something won or accomplished
- Glory = public recognition or praise
God gives glory, both in personal reward and public acclaim.
“No good thing will he withhold…” He promises not to withhold the good, whether that that be what we need for sight and growth, protection and perseverance, favor and ability or reward and recognition. All of these are his, and he promises to be that and give that to
Those who “walk uprightly”.
Are you walking uprightly today my friend? Are you actively seeking light and direction from the Son? Are you claiming his promises of protection and grace and glory? If not, why not? Won't you come back to him, acknowledge your need of him and claim them once again? And if you are, I challenge you seek out someone who needs to hear of his grace and glory and share his message with them today.
I am also interested to hear what you have been learning this week. Will you share your heart with us in the comments or in the Facebook group? I can't wait to hear from you!