Day 7: The reason for everything.
God is everywhere and in everything. Every act you do, every act you don’t do is for God. Think about it. If you call you child stupid, you’re calling God stupid. He created the child, He is the child. If lend a compassionate ear to a friend in need, you are giving compassion to God. He created that friend, He is that friend. God and His glory is the reason for everything. Without God there is nothing.
So living for God’s glory, seeking his glory, experiencing his glory are the greatest moments in life.
Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life outlines five purposes in life by bringing glory to God:
- We bring God glory by worshiping Him.
- We bring God glory by loving other believers. Personally, I think it’s shallow to not include nonbelievers as well. I understand by loving other believers and supporting one another creates an atmosphere that nonbelievers will want to join BUT I have a different take on this. All main religions in this world have one centered god that is above all others – who is to say that this one centered being isn’t the same being we all worship? It’s a question many ask when seeking to accept Jesus Christ into his or her life. How do I know if I’m practicing the right religion? They all have one centered being and, as far as I understand, believe in loving and supporting one another. We should support and love all humans. For they will know we are Christians by our love.
- We bring God glory by becoming like Christ.
- We bring God glory by serving others with our gifts.
- We bring God glory by telling other about Him.
Where can I be more attentive to God’s glory during the day? For sure, I can seek His glory on workdays when trying to get the kids out the door in the morning. Instead of stressing out about the fact that I look I got only four hours of sleep at night (which I probably did), I will try to take the morning routine as a time to bond with the kids and give glory to God for the moment.