Living For The Glory of Jesus and His Word: P.1 (12.2.18)

Ask yourself, “What am I living for?

Don’t go through the motions of life and not be living for something.

What things would you give your life for? That will show you what you’re living for.

1 Thessalonians 5:23
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

God wants to enrich our lives. He wants us to have things, but not for things to have us.

Ultimately God has called us to live for His glory.

Matthew 5:16 
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

When we are doing what God called us to do, that’s when we are most content.

Philippians 4:12-13
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Peace is not wrapped up in what you have or where you are in life. True peace comes from knowing that you bringing God glory and fulfilling the purpose He has for you.

Ask yourself, “Is my life causing others to glorify God?”

1 Corinthians 10:31 
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

As long as we live with the mindset that God couldn’t use us to bring Him glory, we will fall short of His plan.

God will use what man rejects just to show His power.

Psalm 8 says that before man sinned, he was clothed with God’s glory.

What does it mean to bring glory to God?

Glory – weighty, the manifestation of who God is

Hebrews 1:3 
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

When God has manifested and revealed himself, the response should be glory!

Luke 12 reiterates that life does not consist in the things that a man possesses.

2 Corinthians 10:15-17
Not boasting of things without our measure, that is , of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

God can do anything in your life that you wont take the credit for.

Be willing to lose credit for all and give it to God for His glory. Thats when you find true life satisfaction.

It always comes down to motive. With anything, ask yourself, “Why am I doing this? What’s my motive? Would this bring God glory?”

Pray that God does something in your life that only He can get the credit for. Thats when you really experience His presence.

1 Chronicles 16:24 
Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.

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