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To Live for the Glory of God

I was just thinking that God has plans for me that I cannot even begin to comprehend, things that I could never dream of, and if I could, I would be scared to death of them! If it were up to me, I would be dead by now, a yak herder in Mongolia, entering data into a computer all day, or something so non-important as these things. But then God just looks at me and says, “No, Joc, I created you for far greater things then these. I created you so that you will bring Me honor and glory. I want your life to be a testimony to Me.” It is a pretty sobering thought. God wants to be honored and glorified through me.

Isaiah 6:5, “Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.”

Sometimes I do something that I am scared to death to do, and the whole time I think, “What in the world am I doing? Why am I doing this?” And that is when I realize if my motive is not on bring honor and glory to God, my life is worthless and meaningless. But when the love of Christ constrains me, it may not make sense, but I trust my Leader. It is when I am furthest from my comfort zone that I am yearning for God to help me the most.

Acts 20:24, “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”

Philippians 3:7-10, “But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

How cool is it that I can get to know God! How sobering to think that my life is to bring Him honor and glory.