Behold His Glory – A Devotional by Marcie Warner Bridges

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Behold His Glory – A Devotional by Marcie Warner Bridges

Behold His Glory! God’s glory shines forth every day. Can you see it? Do you take time to notice it? My friend, Marcie Warner Bridges, shares some devotional thoughts and a beautiful poem reminding us that God’s glory serves to remind us of His love and salvation, available to all!

 

 

Monday Devotional

Behold His Glory

“Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.”

Isaiah 58:8

Behold His Glory scripture

Burnt-orange stained the hillsides and pathways. I wanted to stop. Take it in. Breathe it deeply. Take a picture. But, other demands called my attention.

I drank in the beauty; mesmerized by its spilling out; determined to keep the glow imprinted on my retinas for as long as I could. And maybe stamping it to my irises would emblaze the message into my soul as well.

The ride back home broke the spell but only for a moments disappointment as a heather grey sky blended with a golden layer of clouds. Like the horizon and the ocean meeting, kissing each other in greeting so did the grey embrace the now goldenrod glory in the distance.

My mind wandered to a long ago story. The morning sunrise must have been the most spectacular of all sunrises as it broke communion with the darkness of death. Death that took life, now gives life in the new dawn―a promise of life more abundant. And as the dawn woke the earth the breaking of stone, shuttering of ground, brought forth life from a tomb that cradled His Beloved for only a moment.

His brokenness became a spilling out of love, grace and mercy.

If I could just spill out myself, empty my heart, I could become who He truly wants me to be. I think. Each morning brings life from the death of night. Spilling willingly upon the deepest cracks it can find. Every morning, because it glories in the Father of Lights, the sky paints the words, “I love you. Come and live.” And I can either stay in my broken death or I can willingly spill myself into―onto―others.

Willingly offer my heart to the One who brushes love across the horizon. His mercies new every. single. morning.

I’ve cheated death too many times not to realize each new day brings new life, new breath, and second…third…fourth…thousands of second chances. What do I do with them but throw them back in the face of His love? How can I be free when every day I spend my time wasted on broken things instead of offering myself to His resurrected grace?

And what becomes of these babbling thoughts―what can I do with the message this burnt-orange blaze has wrought? Is there really meaning here or am I writing nonsense no one will understand?

Behold His Glory meme

But I close my eyes and remember…

 

When morning guilds the skies

My heart and my soul cries

In awe of the wonder of life

Death is overcome by His Light.

And I cannot keep in or contain

The fire Your breath became

Mercies new every day

Become chances I need to embrace.

 

When morning guilds the skies

Breaking communion with darkest night

Second chances, mercies gift

And I cannot breathe

mesmerized by Your love for me.

~MWB, 1/05/2017

Dear Friend, I don’t know what you are facing today but I pray you know within the pit of your soul that you are going to heaven. Oh! Accepting God’s love and offer of salvation is not just so we can go to heaven but so much more! Life here on earth, with all of its ups and downs, heartaches and joy, is so much better when we breathe God’s love into our lungs every day. I hope every time you see a sunrise or a sunset you will think about God’s mercies in the morning that will keep you through the day and God’s gift of grace that brings you to the end of it. Every. Single. Day.

Marcie Warner Bridges authorAbout the author:

Marcie Bridges is the Author Care Representative for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolina’s. She is also a freelance editor and writer. Marcie’s deepest passion is sharing her faith through poetry and has been published in several anthologies. Marcie is the author of Broken and Spilled Out: an offering of poetry and prayers for the hurting soul. She lives in Western N.C. with her husband, Mark, and two daughters. You can find Marcie’s blog at: Heart Thoughts http://marcieheartthoughts.blogspot.com Email: lmwbridges@gmail.com

Connect with Marcie:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mwbheartthoughts/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Marcie_Bridges

 

About the Book:

Broken and Spilled Out coverAre you feeling broken? Needing a place to find rest for your weary, worn out soul? Broken and Spilled Out: An Offering of Poetry and Prayers for the Hurting Soul is a collection of poems Marcie has written chronicling her journey from places of brokenness to healing. You will also find places to rest and pour out your own prayerful thoughts within the pages of this heart stirring book.

Book Available at:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Broken-Spilled-Marcie-Warner-Bridges/dp/136710744X/ref=pd_ybh_a_51?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JKQVHGM8QAMS6N62BK4W

Blurb.com http://www.blurb.com/b/7347079-broken-and-spilled-out

2 Comments

  1. Thank you for hosting me this week Norma. You have blessed me. 🙂

    • You are the one who blessed me by offering such a beautiful devotional after my surgery!

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