Bill Morgan gives us a glimpse of what he’ll be teaching this Sunday.
Isaiah 43:7 – Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory.
When one is facing the end of their life their entire perspective changes. One of the questions that comes up is “Did my life count?” For those of us who know Christ, given 30 Days to Live we can make our life count.
First we must recognize that God makes it simple. It is man who complicates the gospel for his own gain. The prophet Isaiah spoke the words of God plainly, “I have made them for my Glory.” Who is the “them” in this verse it’s those who “Claim Jesus as their God”. I have asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins and I “Claim” Jesus as my God therefore I was made for God’s Glory. If I was made for His glory then how do I give glory to God?
There are many answers to that question, many ways to glorify God. Anything that I do to further, promote, or expand the Kingdom of God brings Glory to God. When I read the bible and begin to change my thinking into the thinking of God, I give God Glory. When I love like 1 Corinthians Chapter 13, I give God Glory. When I feed the hungry, cloth the naked and give a cup of water in Jesus name, I give God glory. I know understand that the list is endless.
If I were to sum it up it would be this;
Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and its righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
If the question is, “Did my life count?” I could say, “Yes it did.” Why? Because I talked to someone about Christ and I lifted up a brother in need. I helped the poor whenever I could.
In the Song of Solomon it says, “Catch us the little foxes who spoil the young buds on the vine”. The buds become flowers and the flowers become the fruit of the vine. It’s not the big things that spoil the entire vineyard; it’s the small things. Likewise, Jesus says that if we are faithful in the small things we are worthy of bigger things. Giving God glory is not about the big things it’s about the little things. Offering to pray with someone who is down, inviting someone to church and even simply stopping in the middle of your day and thanking Jesus for being a part of your life. All of this brings glory to Him who made you.
When we give God Glory we are fulfilling the purpose of why we are here, we are making our life count.
Dear Jesus, show me how to glorify you today. Make me aware of the opportunities I pass by daily unaware. I want to glorify you in every way.
Thoughts for Today
- What did I do to bring glory to God yesterday?
- Do I put God’s Kingdom first?
- Ask one person if you can pray for them today.