“Resolved: that all men should live for the glory of God. Resolved second: That whether others do or not, I will” Jonathan Edwards
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
“The glory of God is man fully alive.” Irenaeus
These statements motivate and energize me as I think upon them. They are convictions that are mine. Whether it is through my faith, family, friends, or ministry, I want God to be glorified. God wants me to glorify him to build my faith in him. He wants me to live at a higher plane than the struggles, conflicts, doubts, and brokenness of our world. These challenges are my opportunity to glorify God and see his invisible hand manifested in my life. You and I were created to know, enjoy, and glorify God forever.
To live for God’s glory is to trust him. We willingly give ourselves to people we trust. It is not a difficult thing to trust God. It is important to count the cost of following him. It’s not always easy. When the decision is made and you are resolved, what others do will not prevent you from living for the glory of God.
I have never met anyone who didn’t want to be blessed. To be in a place to receive the fullness of God’s blessing, we must trust him and give ourselves wholly to him.
“He cannot bless us unless he has us.” C. S. Lewis
It is vital that we gather to sing, pray, give thanks, and hear the Word of God. Worship is so much more though than attending a worship service at church. Worship is presenting ourselves as living sacrifices proving the “good and pleasing and perfect” will of God. (see Romans 12:1-2) In order to do that, we must trust him. When we do, God makes himself known to us.
“The LORD is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant.” Psalm 25:14
God has much more to teach us from His Word. He promises to help us understand and apply his covenant.
Next, some practical ways we can do this. Come lets you and I glorify the Lord together.