This beautiful maple tree is all alone in a pasture of evergreens. The name of this tree is "Glory Maple." This is Mr. Glory Maple's first year at our farm and it is showing off! We planted him back in January.
I am re-naming this tree: Soli Deo Gloria! To God Alone be the Glory! For He is the one Who made this tree and all glory is due Him. I love Him because He first loved me and He "planted me" too...and I want my roots to grow deep in Him so that I can truly say, so that I can TRULY say...To God ALONE be the Glory!
So what is it that truly matters to the Lord? The great composer Johann Sebastian Bach signed each one of his masterpieces soli deo gloria...to God alone the glory.”
I met a wonderful woman named Tammy (a.k.a. "Grateful in Georgia") at the Siesta Fiesta back in August, and with whom I bonded in an instant (over Holly's [a.k.a. Crown Laid Down] wonderful cookbook compilation). Tammy and I are the same age, same birthday (one day apart), same JESUS (THE Reason for the instant bond). She wrote a blog post about her life and grandbaby that blessed me so very much this morning. Go here to read it Breaking Free. She is attending the re-taping of Beth Moore's study by the same name. What a powerful post to ascribe to "Soli Deo Gloria." The people of Micah’s day had much the same problem that we see in our lives as believers today. In Micah 6:6-8, the prophet asks a question and then answers it himself.
“With what shall I come before the Lord and bow myself before the exalted God? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
To Act Justly, To Love Mercy, To Walk Humbly,
Help me Lord,Soli Deo Gloria, Georgia Jan