Does your heart burn and yearn for the glory of God to be manifest in your life? If so, would you pray with me today for the Lord to glorify His own name?
Lately, I have just felt desperate for the Lord to glorify Himself in me in whole new ways.
It's not that He doesn't already get glory in my life; I pray He does. I live for Him and love Him so much.
Nevertheless, God has been awakening me into deeper levels of yearning for Him to demonstrate His power, His BIG-ness, and His wondrous works through my life. I want the world to see Him how He really is, and I want Him to use me as His signpost to point to Jesus.
Don't you want that too?
Does your heart burn within you to dream dreams worthy of God? To demonstrate His power through unbridled, absolute faith that moves mountains? For people to look upon you and see His power and His glory; to see His holiness exhibited in your life?
Don't you want people passing by to do a double-take and look at you again, captivated, because they see the untarnished, unleashed goodness and majesty of God on your face, in your life …
… and demonstrated in all the works that you do?
You can have that.
You can be so submitted to God and so in love with Him that you just walk around unleashing Heaven on earth. YOU can be a manifester, a carrier, a conduit of Heaven and of God Himself so that every encounter with you, and everything you do, demonstrate WHO HE IS.
YOU can be the one He uses to glorify His own name.
Just as Jesus prayed, “Father, glorify Your own name,” so you can pray the same thing. And just as Jesus prayed and God answered:
“Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.' Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.”
Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to Him.” Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake” (John 12:27-30).
… YOU can pray, and God will answer YOUR prayer too.
His answer may not come in the form of an audible voice (but you never know; it may). It may be in the form of moving powerfully in your life. It may first even take the form of changing your heart, your life, your circumstances. It may even take the form of pruning (that's pretty much guaranteed for all of us).
But it will come. Father God will answer. He will NEVER deny your request to be used for His glory.
So are you ready? Pray with me for God to get crazy amounts of glory in your life:
“Father God, in Jesus' name, I just want to tell you I love You today. I love You so much. I worship You and I praise You and I adore You. I could never tell You enough, Lord, how much You mean to me.
Father, I want to live for You. I want to honor You with everything in me. I want to glorify You and lift You up and magnify Your name.
But Father, what I want to do for You is beyond my capacity to do.
Father, I want You to get so much glory in my life that it just freaks people out. I want people to do a double-take when they pass me on the street, because they look at me and see Your power and Your holiness. I want them to see the beauty of Your sanctuary, O Lord, when they even catch a glimpse of me.
And Lord, that kind of glory is something You are going to have to give Yourself in my life.
I can't do it by myself, Lord, but Your Word says that You will glorify the house of Your glory (Isaiah 60:7), and You will glorify me AS Your house–as a place to demonstrate Your own glory and majesty (Isaiah 60:9)–and You will beautify the place of Your sanctuary and make the place of Your feet glorious (Isaiah 60:13).
And Father, I am Your house. I am the temple of the Holy Spirit; not my own, but purchased with the precious blood of Jesus, Your Lamb slain from the foundation of the world; Your Lamb without spot or blemish. I am Yours; Your temple, the house of Your building. In Christ, I am the place of Your sanctuary; and since You fill me up and live inside me, then Your feet are in my feet.
So Father, I ask that You would make me–this place of Your feet–glorious:
- That You would endue me with so much of Your glory that people stop and gaze at You in awe–not looking at me, but seeing You;
- That You would cover me with Your majesty and that people would see how incredible You are when they see me;
- That You would use me to do greater works than Jesus did, according to the words Jesus spoke here on earth, so that You can get crazy glory in me; and
- That You would absolutely use me as Your playground to flaunt Your greatness, Your power, Your goodness, Your provision, Your glory, Your love, Your kindness, and the works of Your hand to the world.
Father God, glorify Your own name in me!
Get crazy amounts of glory in my life, Father God; and glorify the name of Your Son Jesus. Elevate Christ in my life. Lift Him up, and help me to lift Him up. Your Word says that, when Jesus is lifted up, He will draw all men to Himself. And He WAS lifted up on the cross; so now, Abba Father, USE ME to demonstrate JESUS to the world:
- Use me to demonstrate His beauty;
- Use me to demonstrate His mercy;
- Use me to demonstrate His salvation;
- Use me to demonstrate His worthiness;
- Use me to demonstrate His holiness;
- Use me to demonstrate His worship to the world!
Oh Father, do in me what I could never do myself!
Use me more than I could ever imagine or volunteer for! Use me to carry out those great exploits that You planned for me before the foundation of the world! Unleash the captive dreams that You are dreaming for me; fill me with God-thoughts, God-ideas, God-wisdom, God-pathways, God-inspiration, God-motivation, God-desires!
Abba Father, glorify Your own name in me.
Get crazy amounts of glory in me, Father. Lift Yourself up on my praise. Be enthroned on the praises of my heart and my life as I pour out my heart in worship to You.
I love You, Abba Father. Thank You in advance for hovering over my life and carrying out the things that are worthy of You. Let my life be a credit, a praise, and an offering to you; and with long life, You will satisfy me and show me Your salvation.
Thank You, Papa God. In Jesus' holy, wonderful, and precious name, amen.”
Did you pray this prayer with me? Does your heart yearn and burn for Abba Father to glorify His own name in your life–to get CRAZY amounts of glory? If so, confess your desire for Him to be glorified in your life in the comments below!