Living a life that glorifies God doesn’t mean we have to do big things.
Our lives glorify God each time we LEAN on Him instead of doing things in our own strength.
When we’re exhausted and don’t know how to continue and we look to God for help and God gives us that strength we need to continue, He is glorified.
Each time our temper rises and we look up for help and we are enabled to control it, God is glorified.
When your children squabble and you look to God for patience and wisdom, God is glorified in you.
Living for God is done in those daily small steps of obedience. That sacrificing of our will for His will.
It’s when instead of striving to be better in our own strength we lean hard upon our God and He helps that God is glorified.
It’s in each small step of obedience, each time we are helped to choose God rather than the things that please our flesh.
So are we living to the glory of God friends?
Are we seeking to do His will moment by moment?
Are we going through each day leaning only upon our God in all things?
Do we sacrifice our pleasure for His pleasure? Let’s just stop here a moment.
There are so many things competing for our attention. I don’t mean where God has placed in our lives in such our jobs, looking after our homes or families, these are the areas where God can be glorified. I mean the daily distractions and pleasures that we put before our God and our God given role in life.
Have you already had something spring to mind? God has got me searching my own heart this morning.
I think if we’re all honest, unless we’re kept, there are times, most of the time, when we have those idols, those things we choose over our God.
Our homes are often not the haven from the world that they could be because we bring the world in.
These things may not be wrong in themselves but they ARE if we become servants to them rather than to our God.
Would we rather be looking for clothes for our summer wardrobe or be spending time with God longing to be more like Jesus and to be clothed with humility?
What do we open first when we have a spare minute, our social media app or our Bible app?
Do we choose to pin ideas for our home rather than fasten the truths of God upon our hearts?
Do we choose to watch a documentary or maybe read a book about someone’s life or would we rather be reading about the loving sacrificial life of Jesus Christ and how we are to follow Him?
Again friends, these things may not be wrong in themselves but are they a hindrance to YOU?
Do we choose other things in our spare moments and then don’t have any (or just a few hurried moments to satisfy our conscience) for God?
Are we putting Jesus first or our own lusts and desires?
May we each be helped to examine our hearts before God through His word.
‘No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.’ Matt 6:24
‘Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.’ 1 John 2:15
‘And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God’. Rom 12:2
‘WILL YE ALSO GO AWAY?’. John 6:67
Friends let’s seek God’s help to fight against these things coming before God that we may may not be overcome by them.
‘Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.’ Heb 4:16
May we each be brought to reply with Peter when asked ‘WILL YE ALSO GO AWAY?…
‘Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.’ John 6:68
And to say with Asaph….
”Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.’ Psalm 73:25
And may it be said of us each, by God’s grace, that…
‘Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.’ 1 John 4:4
Friends, we don’t fight these daily battles alone. Let’s be faithful in the small things that our lives may bring glory to our God.