It is so easy to get into a routine. We can get into routine in our relationships, at our jobs, in our ministries, in our business and in our service to others. It can become easy to take those around us for granted. We can forget about our “divine assignments”, to the people God has connected us to. It is necessary, almost imperative that we inspect ourselves. The question that I felt necessary to ask myself is God getting His glory out of every area in my life? Can His glory be seen in my relationships? Can his praise, adoration and worship be seen in the things I do daily? Am I loving and serving as God intended? Am I making excuses for how I treat people based on past events and mistakes? Am I justifying my behavior because of my painful places? Do I feel like I have arrived and no room to grow? God wants to receive Glory in every area of our lives. God’s glory (honor) is expressed in so many ways:
* His Glory is expressed by how we treat people- Ephesians 4: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
* His Glory is expressed by being in Faith- John 11:40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" What are you believing God for Today?
* His Glory is expressed in true humility- True humility is the absence of yourself. 2: Corinthians 4:5, For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as LORD, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
* His Glory is expressed through love- 1 Peter 2:17 - Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king
*His Glory is expressed through service- 1 Peter 4: 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
* His Glory is expressed through stewardship- Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
1 Corinthians 13: 11 “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” In our mature places, we have to be able to inspect ourselves. To be able to look at ourselves from God’s view of things, according to how God wants us to live. 1 Corinthians 11:31, “But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.”
Prayer: Holy Spirit I ask you today to inspect me, to inspect my heart. To show me the areas in my life, that don’t give you Glory. Please show me the places in my heart that don’t’ glorify you. Father I want to be used for your ultimate Glory, anything that is in me, that doesn’t reflect or look like Christ, show me how to grow from it. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Show me Your Glory,