As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12).
The new creation is God's greatest creation. Observe 1 Peter 1:11 (NKJV) "...searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow." We are the glory that followed the suffering of Christ!
The book of 1 Corinthians 1:9 tells us more about the New Creation explaining that we've been called unto fellowship and union with the Father; meaning we've been called unto glory as conveyed in our opening scripture. When writing about this Wonderful reality, the Apostle Peter communicated, "But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus...perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you (1 Peter 5:10 NKJV)."
When you said yes to Jesus, it was more than making Him Lord of your life; you said yes to the call of Glory. This we know from 2 Peter 1:3 which reads, "...through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue." You see, Christianity is a calling unto glory and excellence. There's nothing ordinary or religious about this.
The book of Ephesians 1:17 describes God as "The Father of Glory." The scriptures also clearly reveal that God gave birth to us through His word (James 1:18). Now, God can only reproduce after His own kind. This means that when God gives birth, He can only produce a creature that's full of glory for He is the Father of glory, Hallelujah. Oh Thank God we hail and proceed from Him; we've become His glory! There's no amount of fasting, prayer or worship that can bring God's glory into our lives. The only requirement was for us to be born of God— The Father of Glory!
"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 3:18).
The aforementioned scripture communicates an extraordinary truth. Firstly, the Word of God is described as a mirror. This means you see a reflection of yourself when you read God's Word. Secondly, the scripture reveals that as you look into the Word (i.e. as you meditate on and drive God's Word into our spirit), the glory in your life increases from one level to an even greater measure.
And thanks to God the Holy Spirit lives in us in all His fullness. 1 Peter 1:14 says He's, "...the spirit of glory and of God...." When the Holy Spirit came to live in us, He came with the full package of God, with all of His glory included therein.
Child of God, this glory was freely given to us when we became born again (John 17:22). We've already been glorified in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:29). Our part is to simply display and manifest God's glory in thought, speech, and action.
Heavenly Father, thank you for creating me in Glory. I am the Glory of God in motion and Lord through your eternal Word I walk in ever-increasing glory. My path shines brighter and brighter unto the perfect day, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
2 Peter 1:3
John 17:22 NKJV
Romans 8:29-30 AMPC