Living From Glory

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If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things are passed away- behold all things are new! (2 Cor. 5:17,18)

Once again I am reminded of the two statements that Mufasa the Lion King thundered from the heavens to his struggling son Simba, who was at the crossroads of default or destiny:
“You have forgotten who you are.” and

“You are more than you have become.”

I read in a recent article an arresting statement about the calling and privilege that we have as saints to “live from glory.” The idea is that we, through Christ, have the ability to live in this earth realm as those who are empowered by the very life of God. Our life-source is glory!

What does that mean?

Dr. Myles Munroe says that the word “glory” means the “true essence, the weightinessy” of something or someone. The glory of God is the true nature of Who God is. We, by the grace of God and the incredible mystery of godliness which is Christ in us, the hope of glory, are become the sons and daughters of the Most High. We are not earthbound, led about by our natural senses, we live… from (out of) glory!

God is bigger than we thought and as near as the air that we breathe. Indeed, the Hebrew concept of heaven is not as some far-away escape, but the spiritual atmosphere that surrounds and indwells us. Again- Christ in us the hope of glory!

So let’s speak, sing, give thanks, see, hear, as the new creatures that we have been re-born into by the obedience, death, resurrection, ascension and indwelling of Christ through the Holy Spirit.

In 2009 and beyond, let’s be who we really are- the sons and daughters of God!
Let’s live… from glory!.”



is the Associate Director of Worship & Media at St. Simons Community Church, where he mentors, oversees and helps lead Family and Student worship environments. He is also the content curator and editor here at The Worship Community and at HighestPraise.com.

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