No, it's not someone's birthday, and no, I am not going to give you all some insanely shocking news. Today I had a revelation. Life is NOT about me. Did you know that? Because I seemed to have been oblivious to that fact until this morning. I am not meant to live my life to the fullest having as much fun as I can and being as happy as I can possibly be. No, I am meant to live for MORE! I am meant to live for Jesus. To follow Him and to bring Him glory! What does that mean though? What does it mean to "bring Him glory"?
Glory is wealth, treasure, and honor. Now if you put those words into the sentence it will say "To bring Him wealth, treasure, and honor." God has a plan for everyone and when we choose to live in His plan (follow Him) we will bring Him wealth, treasure, and honor (glory). The way to bring Him glory is by following Him; its by doing His will. If God has called us to do something and we follow through with it, we bring Him glory. When we do something in the name of Jesus, we bring Him glory. When we live our lives in perfect oneness with His Spirit, we bring Him glory in everything we do.
The bible says "but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:20,21)
"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ." (Colossians 3:23-24)
When we do everything "heartily as unto the Lord", we not only bring Him glory but store up more treasure in heaven as our reward. Jesus has promised good to us! We receive a reward when we live in the will of God and serve Him, but that shouldn't be our motive to serve Him. We should want to serve Him for the simple reason that He is God and that He is WORTHY of our service and praise!!
So, surprise to me; life does NOT revolve around me, and I am so thankful for that.
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