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Glorifying God with my Life

 by Pastor Tim

For the last number of weeks we have been talking about how much God loves and values us. In that demonstration of God’s love for us I hope we can realize that God desires us to be in close fellowship or relationship with Him. And the reason why was that God created us to have that relationship is so that we would glorify Him.

 Our theme verse for this lesson is found in Isaiah 43:7 (NIRV) Bring back everyone who belongs to me. I created them to bring glory to me. I formed them and made them.”

 This verse speaks of God’s love for the Jews who time and again deserted Him with their choices to worship other gods rather than the true God of the universe. And isn’t that just like us too? We often ignore God in pursuit of so many other things that are so much less significant than Him. And God has to reel us back in to help us realize our true purpose in life.

 Tonight we are going to drill in on what that looks like – that is us glorifying God with our lives. Lets first define the word glory because we are supposed to glorify God with our lives. I might simplify the definition of God’s glory by saying. “It’s all the magnificence of who God is.” And us glorifying God looks like us living our lives in such a way where we give God the acknowledgement of His rightful place as the Lord of our lives. You may remember when we say our salvation prayer at Able Church we will say Lord help us make you the “Lord” of our lives. In making Him the Lord of our lives we will find ways to show God that we value Him just as He values us. So in looking at that we throughout our day make decisions that reflect our obedience to what we know He wants us to do. Its living the life of obedience and going beyond that in sharing with others what makes God special to us.

 I know you all want to have more concrete examples of what that looks like so let’s make a small list of things we can talk about that helps us visualize what sorts of things glorify God. Lets first say that It doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact in 1Corinthians 10:31 says So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.Let’s begin our list.

  1. Glorify God by being pure in our life decisions on how we interact with others. 1 Corinthians 6:18 (NLT) Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.
  2. We glorify God by showing God that you have faith. Romans 4:20 says that Abraham kept believing in God’s promise. He became strong in his faith. He gave glory to God.
  3. Make it our goal to place God first in our lives. Jesus himself said, (John 8:50) “I seek not mine own glory, but the glory of him who sent me.” 

We have three out many of ways we glorify God in our lives. How about you? Can you think of ways you have denied your own wrong desires and instead lived in obedience to God’s word you knew was right? Remember our lives are lived out all for the glory of God.

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