“He who speaks for himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.” John 7:18.
Jesus’ motives were never self-seeking. His desire was never to be recognized or to require the honor of men. The scripture is plain – He desired to seek the glory of God and to speak truth on behalf of the Father.
Greetings from the Canadian Office! During the month of April, my wife Christie and I had the privilege of touring throughout Southern Ontario and in parts of Alberta during our BTJ tour with Brother Yun. Over the course of 12 days, we visited 8 church bodies in very diverse settings, from house church networks, community halls, and historic to relatively new churches. We had a wonderful time, made some great connections (that will be ongoing), and heard and witnessed incredible testimonies along the way.
As humans we plan. We have motives. This tour, for instance, we planned over the course of 6 months and we had many purposes in doing it. God appreciates a good plan, and He helps, but the plans’ purpose must be for Him. If our hearts truly want to promote God’s glory above our own, we are going to see and do things that are beyond us; beyond our own thoughts; beyond the things that we could ever plan for. This is our heart, and this is what we witnessed on the tour and continue to see. We saw God’s glory showing up with healings, deliverance, distant prayers being answered, impossible connections, and future work being done.
Keep motives pure and seek God’s glory in everything. Recognize that when personal plans succeed, there is comfort but limitations. When God’s plans succeed through us, life becomes an adventure without limits.
Thank you again to all who reached out and helped with the tour. It truly was a blessed time!
All things working together for good!
Love from Canada