A Daily Devotional with David Olatona — GOD IS MY GLORY
But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill.
Psalms 3:3-4 (NKJV)
God is enough as your glory (Psalms 62:7). David as a king had public dignity, recognition and honor but when he was on the run for his life he lost the glory of his kingdom to Absalom, but he has all the glory that he needed in God. Men glory and boast in all sorts of things like their wealth, beauty, position, power, fame, prestige, achievements or possessions. If you earn glory from anything else other than God, you will lose that glory if anything happens to the symbol of your glory.
The answer indeed to all your dilemma can found in who this God is to you. God will be your shield of protection – only if you allow in your life what is needed for your consecration to be accomplished. God will be your glory – if you lay down the absurd thought that is always all about you and what you ever want. God will lift your head – rather than crushing it due to your sin if you will permit Him. So stop making yourself the center of all situation, your comfort the center of your pursuits and your glory the purpose of your life.
Thus when life was falling apart, David laid hold of the Lord in prayer. In minor or major crisis of your life, you must go on to remind yourself of God, who God is, what God is, what God has done, and what God has pledged Himself to do in your life. Even if the crisis is the result of your own sin, humble yourself before Him in repentant, believing prayer and He will exalt you at the proper time.
I decree divine favor and success upon my life and all that I set my heart to achieve from now on in Jesus name.
Let your glory shine on me Oh Lord, make me a manifest show of your great works in life. May your glory on me radiate on other people around me. Amen.