"Glory Days" is the latest from Gray in a cascading release schedule of Order Disorder Reorder that has been divided into three parts "to give time and space to reflect on one part of the journey before digging into the next," Gray says.
"I love the way the two different uses of 'glory' play together in these verses," says Gray, referencing 2 Cor. 3:18 and Romans 5:3-4 as the inspiration for his new single. "It got me thinking about the phrase 'glory days' and how we tend to think of the glory days as a charmed time in our life when everything was perfect and trouble-free. But as I read those verses, and elsewhere in scripture, it's clear that the difficult days are when God gets his best work done in us; as suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character, and character hope [Rom. 5:3-4]. I wondered: what if our glory days are actually the days of trouble and struggle that God uses to transform me 'from glory to glory?' [2 Cor. 3:18]
"I find myself feeling something like a quiet anticipation on days when I'm feeling broken hearted," continues Gray. "I, too, can 'glory in my sufferings' [Rom. 5:3] because I know those are good days to seek God, trusting that I'm in a good place for him to do his work in me, moving me from glory to glory, making me more of the person I most want to be--someone who looks a little more like Jesus every day."
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