“Glory signifies authority. When heaven and earth connect, releasing God’s glory, His weighty presence is felt and great authority is released. The New testament word for glory, doxa, has in its root meaning the recognition of something-or someone- for what it really is. When the glory of the Lord is released, He is recognized. Saints and sinners will recognize Him, and His weighty presence will change things.”
“Here, not by power, not by might. But only by the Cross we come alive. Here, we’re undone, overcome by Heaven’s love revealed before our eyes. Show us your glory. In wonder and surrender, we fall down. Let every burning heart be holy ground. Chains fall. Fear bow. Here now. Jesus, You change everything. Lives healed. Hope found. Here now. Jesus, You change everything.”
-“Holy Ground” by Passion
We aren’t here to be recognized for the good things we do but by the great things that Jesus does through us. It’s not about us. Everything we do is for His glory. Colossians 1:16 says, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” When we ask for God to “show us his glory,” we are asking for His Name to be made known, for His presence to fall on us. Every heart that burns with a fire for God isn’t made “holy ground” because of who we are, but because of Who lives in us. When we are faced with the reality of God and how awesome and powerful He is, it’s humbling that He chose us. He loves us. He came for us. He gave up everything and became nothing so that we could have everything and become something. By bearing His Name, we have a new identity. We have hope.
“In wonder and surrender we fall down.” When Christ makes himself known to us and shows us more and more of who He is and His greatness, we can’t help but fall to our knees. At the greatness of our God, even the chains fall, freeing the captive. “His perfect love casts out fear.” Even the fear that cripples us must bow to Jesus. His Name is power. He changes everything. He heals. He enables. He restores. He loves. He himself never changes but just by knowing Him, we are changed.