Do you ever wonder why God created you? The Bible spells it out plainly: God created you to showcase His glory—to enjoy it, display it, and demonstrate it every day to all those you encounter.
After nearly 50 years of living as a quadriplegic, and dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis, Joni has learned firsthand the importance of glorifying God through the toughest of situations. Through this devotional, Joni will help you discover how to put God’s glory on display—how to say no to complaining and say yes to daily following God down even the most difficult paths. Along the way, you will find great comfort and encouragement by focusing on the one who longs to lead and guide you every step of the way, every day.
Don’t ever think your life is too ordinary, your world too small, or your work too insignificant. All of it is a stage set for you to glorify God.
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I couldn’t wait for the New Year to start, so I could start reading my new devotional, A Spectacle of Glory: God’s Light Shining through Me Every Day by Joni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby! The book is a really nice size, it fits just right in my hand. I also really like the picture on the cover of the mountains with God’s light shining on them. Plus, it’s one of those puffy feeling covers, and I always like those.
In each devotion, there is a Scripture reference given at the top. Sometimes the verses are included in the devotion, and sometimes they’re not. So, the first thing I do every night before I read the actual devotion, is look up the Scripture in my Bible. I actually enjoy doing this because it gets me to read my Bible every day and I’m getting better at finding the Scriptures every day.
Then, the devotion always includes a practical application that so far, has been perfect for me every day. It’s always something I can apply to my life the next day, or something that makes me think more positively about the day I just finished. As I read the application, I sometimes think about how much Joni has gone through and what an amazing woman of God she is. If she can still praise God, than I can certainly praise Him too in the midst of my problems!
Each devotion concludes with a prayer. I really like that, because I don’t always know what to say in my prayers and often end up off topic, so these prayers keep me focused and they often speak to me.
One of my favorite devotions so far, has been January 5. Psalm 42: 5-6. It talks about how you can hear negative voices from the world and the devil, and how you need to remind yourself who you are in Christ, and that the Father loves you. The prayer talks about speaking life and peace into your soul.
If you would like to how to show God’s glory and experience the peace that comes with it, you can purchase A Spectacle of Glory for yourself. It’s available on Amazon.com for $11.72 or on Zondervan.com for $13.49.
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