Are you like me and wonder with yourself sometimes "well where's the glory in me"? Romans 8:18 "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
Somedays I don't feel glorious. Yesterday me and my family went to the water park and well my swimsuit I kept having to adjust it............................I was yet again battling constipation the whole day long.........................til finally at like 8:30 p.m. at night on the drive home and we stopped at a rest stop. (bout to take some fiber more often up my feeling of having glory hahahhahahahahhaha) And I went on the spinny cups with my oldest teen, who knew I did not want to be spun to much...................she spun me much to much, she wanted to high five me after the ride.............now I didn't high five her, instead I said "I am not in the mood to high five right now" (what I was really in the mood for right then was something other then a high five, didn't do that)
I don't know if there is any people on the earth that could get sick to their stomach on the tea cups and have the glory in them to be like ------------- yessssssssssssssssssssss that was awesome? Both my kids think that is so much fun to spin zillions of miles per hour on that ride, I just don't get that????????????? Once I spun slow on a tea cup ride at disneyland like 12 or so years ago..............it was real nice.
Think on this jesus's glory is also going to be revealed someday 1 Peter 4:13 "But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy." In the kings james version of the bible full out 1 peter 4:13 it really does say "when his glory shall be revealed" Well think about it, the lord jesus christ, he was harassed looks to be near constantly by the pharisee's, laughed at, mocked at the cross when he was dieing..............besides one moment riding a donkey through town his whole life he was laughed at!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am risking getting so busted saying this, but jesus mostly looked like a regular person.................like he didn't walk down the street and
well you couldn't hear the angels singing his praises - they indefinately where while he was walking down the street
our lord was like us, he didn't emit slews of ridiculous glory out his pores 24/7 that you could like see with your eyeballs.
He fished. He went to bars or the equivalent to, and hanged out with tax collectors etc. He did heal people, but he was a normal guy, and as thus, the glory just didn't just hmmmmmmmmmm
There is a lot of stuffs that can look great in this world, but those things don't lead to lasting glory for all of eternity, only following jesus, partaking in the sufferings of christ can really lead to having one day glory I believe. 2 Peter 2:22 "But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire." Whatever "glory" the world can give us, and yes I've been interested in bodybuilding sigh ------------- it ain't been going well as I type this my stomach is wrapped in a vicks vapor rub wrap (so intense is my weight battle to this day...................it is what it is..................some people can be bodybuilders and are cut out for that ------------ maybe I'm not). Back to my point whatever glory the world can give us pales in comparison to the glory that could be revealed in us someday after daily denying ourselves taking up our crosses following jesus and partaking in the lords sufferings!