When we declare ourselves to be Christians, our #1 priority in our lives should be to please God. Our very existence becomes about Him. Not about us. We should be living our lives in such a way that we bring glory and honor to the One who created us. After all, that is why He created us in the first place.
"For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him" (Colossians 1:16)
He created us for His pleasure and to worship Him. To bring Him the honor and glory that He deserves.
To glorify God means to magnify Him through giving praise to His name and honoring His commandments. Worship and obedience. Lifting holy hands and guarding holy hearts.
"I will praise you, O LORD, my God, with all my heart. And I will glorify your name forevermore." (Psalm 86:12)
Isaiah 43:7 tells us that "Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory, I have formed him, yes, I have made him."
God reveals Himself to us through His glory. God's glory is part of who He is and it is how He shows Himself mighty. It is how God reveals to us WHO HE IS. How He brings us to a new understanding of Him.
Understanding who God is changes our center of focus from ourselves to Him.
Understanding who God is enables us to see who we really are through Him.
Understanding who God is should humble us. Enlighten us. Fill us with joy. Bring us to our knees and faces. Open the eyes of our hearts.
Precious Lord, help me to really grasp who you are. Help me live my life so that it is pleasing in your sight. May I strive to bring glory and honor to your name. May I seek you with all my heart.
As I seek - open my eyes.
As I find - Fill my heart.
As I grow - Make me like You.
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