Proclaiming the Glory of God

Glory to God

Proclaiming the glory of God and what God has done for you is a privilege. However, the devil wants to make sure you don’t succeed in glorifying God.

The devil will give you busy work that doesn’t;

  • Proclaim the glory of God
  • Tell others about Jesus Christ
  • Share God’s saving grace
  • Share your testimony of faith
  • Allow you to spend time alone with God

This busy work will distract you from proclaiming the glory of God.

The devil is a liar and a master at manipulation. The devil will lie to you and attempt to manipulate your testimony of God’s saving grace. The devil will use any trick he can to keep you from proclaiming the glory of God.

I’ve become wise to his manipulative tricks and they are not working anymore.

The devil kept me busy designing website templates and reading web design newsletters. This busy work distracted me from spending time alone with God.

I wasted the creative talents God had given me.

I didn’t share my testimony of faith with others or proclaim the glory of God. Instead, I wasted time creating website templates, building a portfolio and reading web design newsletters.

All of this busy work was distracting me from proclaiming the glory of God.

Yesterday, I deleted everything for good!

I deleted my portfolio website thinkenduser.com and all of the social media pages and unsubscribed to the web design newsletters. I put all of the web design folders on my computer in the Recycle Bin and clicked Empty Recycle Bin.

Yes, that was difficult!

I spent ten plus years designing.

No glory to God, though!

Recycle Bin and click Empty Recycle Bin.

 

I put an end to the busy work that kept distracting me once and for all!

 

The devil lied and tried to manipulate my testimony of God’s saving grace.

The devil whispers lie’s, and we believe him.

I believed my testimony of faith was that of a victim of abuse and dysfunction. I was ashamed of being a bad mother who abandoned her children. I continued to share the pain and sufferings of being lost in the darkness.

No glory to God in that testimony!

My friend Bob Sherbondy, a retired minister, continued to encourage me to proclaim the glory of God.

How could I proclaim the glory of God, I was a bad mother who abandoned her children?

The devil’s lie “you’re a bad mother who abandoned her children” was the “BIG LIE” that prevented me from boldly proclaiming the glory of God.

The glory of God changed me.

The glory of God gave me the ability to;

  • raise two other children successfully
  • care for the elderly and developmentally disabled for over twenty years
  • have forgiveness for an abusive husband and parents actions

In spite of the fact that I was a victim of child abuse, and endured domestic violence and lost two children.

To boldly proclaim the glory of God, I must shine the light of truth on the devil’s lie “you’re a bad mother who abandoned her children.”

I must live in the truth knowing;

  • I tried to be the best mother I could given the circumstances
  • I didn’t willingly abandon my children
  • I had lost my children before I ran in fear of my life
  • I did all I could do to keep them and for them to be safe from harm
  • God knows the truth and how hard I tried to win the battle
  • God knows that I am a good mother

To boldly proclaim the glory of God, I must tell others of the glorious things God has done for me. Glorious things my other two children didn’t receive from me. It will be difficult and tears will flow but, the Lord will give me strength and help me.

My next task is to write a blog post that “actually” proclaims the glory of God.

Stay Tuned!

It’s going to be glorious.

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Written by Linda M Carleton
I’m Linda M Carleton, an overcomer of adversity who shares her testimony of God’s saving grace and transforming love. If you want to overcome adversity and live abundantly too, let’s connect.