July 22, 2013

Day 7. The Reason for Everything

Everything comes F R O M God
Everything lives B Y his power
Everything is F O R his glory
- Romans 11:36 -

What is the glory of God?
It is who God is. 
God's glory is the expression of his goodness and all his other intrinsic, eternal qualities.

Where is the glory of God?
Everything created by God reflects his glory in some way. You can see it everywhere.

We cannot add anything to this glory, just as it would be impossible for us to make the sun shine brighter. 

But we are commanded to recognize his glory, honor his glory, declare his glory, praise his glory, reflect his glory, and live for his glory.

How can we bring glory to God?
Jesus honored God by fulfilling his purpose on earth. We honor God the same way. When anything in creation fulfills its purpose, it brings glory to God. 

There are many ways to bring glory to God, but they can be summarized in God's five purposes for your life.

1. We bring God glory by worshipping him.

2. We bring God glory by loving other believers

3. We bring God glory by becoming like Christ

4. We bring God glory by serving others with our gifts

5. We bring God glory by telling others about him

What will you live for?
Living the rest of your life for the glory of God sometimes mean choosing a difficult path instead of an easy one. 

Jesus stood at a fork in the road. Would he fulfill his purpose and bring glory to God, or would he shrink back and live a comfortable, self-centered life? 

You face the same choice. Will you live for your own goals, comfort, and pleasure, or will you live the rest of your life for God's glory, knowing that he has promised eternal rewards?

It's time to settle this issue. Who are you going to live for - yourself or God? You may hesitate, wondering whether you wikk have strength to live for God. Don't worry. God will give you what you need if you will just nake the choice to live for him.

Right now, God is inviting you to live for his glory by fulfilling the purposes he made you for. It's really the only way to live. Everything else is just existing. Real life begins by committing yourself completely to Jesus Christ.

If you are not sure you have done this, 
all you need to do is receive and believe.

1. Believe
Believe God loves you and made youfor his purpose. Believe you're not an accident. Believe you were made to last forever. Believe God has chosen you to have a relationship with Jesus, who died on the cross for you. Believe that no matter what you've done, God wants to forgive you.

2. Receive
Receive Jesus into your life as your Lord and Saviour. Receive his forgiveness for your sins. Receive his spirit, who will give you the power to fulfill your life purpose. 

Wherever you are reading this, I invite you to bow your head and quietly whisper the prayer that will change your eternity:
"Jesus, I believe in you and receive you as my Lord and Saviour". 

Taken from Purpose Driven Life

God bless,


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