God’s Original Intent
(Kathy G.) Rom 8:23, but we ourselves groan inwardly as we wait for redemption which will reveal our adoption, our manifestation as God’s sons. Some people misunderstand that “groan” for redemption as a groan to escape somewhere over the rainbow someday, but we weren’t born here to live our years yearning to get out of here. We were born to display Father’s glory. According to Romans 5:2, “bringing sons to glory” is a matter of Father leading, influencing, carrying and persuading mature sons, who bear the likeness of Christ, to do what they were born to do according to Father’s design and intent. Relationship and having sons is God’s Original Intent, and bringing sons to glory is priority with our Father. The process to that priority is in 2 Cor 3:18, as we consider who He is and reflect and pattern after Him as we are changed into the same image from glory to glory. It is by His Spirit that we are enabled to change and be and do what we were born to in our lifetime.
(This is the first excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Bringing Sons to Glory“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)