It’s More Than That

2 Thessalonians 1:12 KJV

That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

When the apostle prayed for these believers, he prayed that the name of Christ would be glorified in them. He wanted their lives to be a testimony to the majesty, love, grace and power of the Lord. He wanted them to be lighthouses together, guiding the lost to Christ.

 

He also prayed they their own names would be glorified in Christ. He wanted them to be more than greasy tools that God used; he wanted to see them uplifted, changed, sanctified and molded into the glorious image of Jesus.

 

The Christian life is about serving the Lord and others but it is about more than that. The Christian life is about being joint heirs with Christ, about being the sons of God. The Christian life is about putting off the deeds of the flesh and putting on the new man which is after Christ.

 

Salvation is more than being forgiven of sin; it is about being made priests and kings.

 

For this and more than 3000 earlier Daily Visits with God visit Marvin McKenzie’s blogger page. There you will find daily visits going back to 2007.

 

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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