A Little Less Glitter…

What a noisy world. Constantly bombarding us with the latest scandal – and then there’s news of volcanoes erupting, submarines lost, hurt after hurt.

Weary ears yearn for quiet, for all this to just stop, even for a moment. But it doesn’t. So can there be peace in the commotion? I’ve tried quiet walks, many try meditation, others pop in their earbuds. Still the noise, the bombardment returns. Only one source I know of.

Quiet descends as God’s Book is opened, in those moments there’s only one Voice. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NIV) Oh how we all need to know it won’t always be this way, but there will be an always where tragedy won’t even be a memory.

Here comes Christmas – to be celebrated for Who came not what’s under the tree. Celebrated for why He came, not for another party excuse. Celebrated because Jesus is the guarantee of what is to come. He is the peace in the midst of all that we witness around us or find ourselves swept up in.

So I’m thinking this year maybe a little less glitter, and a lot more glory? Merry Christmas answered to ‘Happy Holidays’ – a warm meal and some money to the homeless man – paying for the purchase of the one in line behind us? A tired waitress not only given her tip but a copy of the Word? What ways can glory be what we give this year?

We can wait on the world through politics, ecology, psychology, etc. to fix itself. But it will be a long wait. If you don’t know Jesus, let Him be your gift. If you do, then give Him glory and find the peace you so long for. His glory renews the wonder in our hearts so His peace can reign in another’s exhausted soul.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.” (Luke 2:14 NIV)

 

16 Comments on “A Little Less Glitter…

  1. I do love the peace, contentment, & love I am filled with when I hold my Bible, touch the pages and read the Words!

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  2. Romans is our family bible verse! What a great reminder to always find the peace and especially the joy!

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    • So right, we can’t find it on our own, in the things of this world, but yet there’s an abundance for us – when we look to the Giver of peace. Blessings as you give more glory the next few weeks!

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  3. We do need to quiet our souls to hear and respond to the Lord. I love your theme – a little less glitter and a lot more glory! Amen! I found you at crystaltwaddell.com!

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    • Char, There is a quiet that can happen even in all the clatter right? Yes, we just need to look to the peace Giver and we know He will quiet our souls. Blessings as you give Him much glory the next few weeks…

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  4. Yes, I would agree. It can be overwhelming to focus on the worries and stories of the day. It is good to turn our focus and be reminded that God still holds it all and He is with us through all things. Thanks for sharing! (Your neighbor at #HeartEncouragement)

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    • I always find it amazing how God speaks to His body with similar messages – blessings as you give Him much glory and let the Savior be your glitter!

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  5. Great reminder. I love the idea of giving a copy of the Word with the tip. I’ve been in my own head too much, so far this season. Thanks for the reminder to reach out and share the good news this advent season. xoxo

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    • It’s so easy to do, to get wrapped up in the busyness of everything and our own hopes and ideals. But a hurting world needs to have the joy we have. Blessings as you spread glory upon glory…

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  6. Paris Renae- what a beautiful name!
    A little less glitter, a lot more glory! Love it. ❤
    A great reminder for this holiday season.

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    • Joanne, yes, so much distracts us and it is hard to listen for the genuine. Blessings as you hear His call and as you spread His glory…

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