May 15, 2023

God’s Glory Revealed

Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.”  John 9:3

I often feel like I bring many struggles of myself simply by the choices I make.  No matter how intentional I try to be, I still make mistakes.  The revelation I received about growing and trusting God through struggles has set me free from trying to obtain perfection.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I have given up on trying, it’s just that I am confident that even when I do mess up, God will work things out as I trust Him with the overall outcome.

Today’s scripture has helped solidify this freedom.  In the situation where Jesus encountered a blind man, the disciples asked, “Who had sinned to cause this man to be born blind, him or his parents?”  Clearly, we know they both sinned, they were people and no person is without sin.  All have sinned.  Jesus replied that it had nothing to do with sin, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.  Wow!  This is freedom:  my struggles have nothing to do with me missing it, but that the works of God can be revealed as I grow through them.  As I walk through the problems in faith and grow closer and stronger in the LORD, the works of God can be clearly seen.  So, it’s not only about growing through the trial, it is all about the works of God shining through.

Today I want to encourage you in your current struggle/test.  Grow in this time to the point that God’s work and glory can result both in your life and those around you.  You are the representative of God to those in your sphere of influence and they are watching to see how God makes a difference in your life.   Let His presence be evident in the way you trust Him, not by obtaining perfection, but how you grow closer to Him through all life’s troubles.

Today’s scripture reading:  John 9:1-7

1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 

2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 

4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 

5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 

7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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