And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. —John 17:5
Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. —John 17:24
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:1-8).
Jesus had a tremendous desire to return to the glory He had known with His Father from eternity past. Not only did He yearn to return to that exalted position of perfection in sinless glory, but He also wants us to be there with Him! This is fabulous! We are going to be with Jesus in glory! That is not that far off! Rejoice!
But like when Isaiah saw the glory of the Lord and desired to serve Him, so that should be our desire as well. Have you seen by faith the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ? Is it your desire to serve Him however He desires you to? Is He everything to you? He should be!
Dear Father, I thank You for Your mercies being new every morning. May I live faithfully for You today and serve as You desire me to. I so look forward to being in glory with Jesus. Please help me to finish well the race You have marked out for me in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son, Jesus. So be it!