Elizabeth. Nerdy coffee drinker, avid book reader, frequent stresser, Christ chaser, future teacher, careful missionary, passionate music lover, rugby winger, aspiring traveler, hopeless romantic, hopeful photographer, and your friendly Starbucks barista. My ask box is always open and Im always free to talk.
When you are praying alone, and your spirit is dejected, and you are wearied and oppressed by your loneliness, remember then, as always, that God the Trinity looks upon you with eyes brighter than the sun; also all the angels, your own Guardian Angel, and all the Saints of God. Truly they do; for they are all one in God, and where God is, there are they also. Where the sun is, thither also are directed all its rays. Try to understand what this means.
I never tire of saying and savoring the truth that God’s passion to be glorified and our passion to be satisfied are one experience in the Christ-exalting act of worship—singing in the sanctuary and suffering in the streets. [Richard] Baxter said it like this:
'[God's] glorifying himself and the saving of his people are not two decrees with God, but one decree, to glorify his mercy in their salvation, though we may say that one is the end of the other: so I think they should be with us together indeed.'
We get the mercy; He gets the glory. We get the happiness in Him; He gets the honor from us.