He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. John 7:18
Jesus honored God by fulfilling his purpose on earth. We honour God the same way, when anything in creation fulfill its purpose, it brings glory to God. Birds bring glory to God by flying, chirping, nesting and doing bird like activities that God intended. Even the lowly ant brings glory to God when it fulfills the purpose it was created for. God made ant to be ants, and he made you to be you. One man of God said “The glory of God is Human being fully alive”.
There are many ways to bring glory to God, but they can be summarized in God’s five purposes for your life. They are the following:
WE BRING GOD GLORY BY WORSHIPPING HIM:
It is obvious that worship is our first responsibility to God. One servant of God C.S. Lewis said “in commanding us to glorify him God is inviting us to enjoy him”, God wants our worship to be motivated by love, thanksgiving and delight not duty.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Rev 4:11
John Piper wrote “God is most be glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him”. Worship is far more than praising, singing and praying to God. Worship is a lifestyle of enjoying God, loving him, and giving ourselves to be used for his purposes. When you use your life for God’s glory, everything you do can become an act of worship. The bible says “use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God”.
WE BRING GOD GLORY BY BECOMING LIKE CHRIST:
The family of God is very great. Once we are born to into God’s family, he wants us to grow to spiritual maturity. What does that look like? Spiritual maturity is becoming like Jesus in the way we think, feel and act. The more you develop Christ like character, the more you will bring glory to God. The Bible says: “As the spirit of God works within us we become more like him and reflect his glory ever more” (2 Cor.3:18)
God gave you a new life and a new nature when you accepted Christ. Now, for the rest of your life on earth, God wants to continue the process of changing your character. The bible says:”may you be filled with fruit of your salvation those good things that are produced in your life by Jesus Christ for this will bring much glory and praise to God. Therefore, the physical Christ people would want to see is you and me. Our character can display Jesus physically here on earth”.
WE BRING GOD GLORY BY LOVING OTHER BELIEVERS:
When you are born again, you become a part of God’s family. Following Christ is not just a matter of believing, it is also belonging and learning to love the family of God. John wrote that our love for each other proves that we have moved from death to life. Paul said accept each other just as Christ has accepted you then God will be glorified. It is your responsibility to learn how to love as God does because God is love, and it him. Jesus said:” As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another”. So many people complained that nobody can love me therefore I will not love another person. The reason is that they refuse to love others first. What you want others to do for you, you do it to others first.
WE BRING GOD BY SERVING OTHERS WITH OUR GIFTS:
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will”. 1 Cor 12:7-11
God gave these gifts to men so as to serve humanity and advance his kingdom on earth. Each of us was uniquely designed by God with talent, skills and abilities. The way you wired is not an accident. God did not give us abilities for selfish purposes. They are given to benefit others, just as others were given abilities for your benefit. The Bible says “God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you… Are you called to help others? Do it all with the strength and energy that God supplies. Then God will be given glory”
WE BRING GLORY TTO GOD BY TELLING OTHERS ABOUT HIM (THAT IS SOUL WINING)
God does not want his love and purpose kept a secret. Once we know the truth, he expects us to share it with others. This is a great privilege introducing others to Jesus, helping them discover their purpose and preparing them for their eternal destiny. The bible says: “As God’s grace bring more and more people to Christ….. God will receive more glory”. We are the extension to the growth of God’s kingdom. Anything that is not growing is gradom. Anything that is not growing is gradually dying. When you refuse to win souls for the growth of the kingdom you start dying. God spoke to me that Living Love Global Ministries should embark on serious evangelism, for in the field he will prove all of us as signs and wonders in our generation. Immediately we started, miracles of all kind started happening among us. God does this to glorify his name. If we did not obey nobody would have noticed us and God will still be God forever. We are called together including you and me to bring the entire world to the knowledge of Christ. 1 Cor 12:7-11
For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea”. Hab 2:14
KEYS TO LASTING GLORY
Living the rest of your life for the glory of God will require a change in your priorities, schedule, your relationships and everything else. It will sometimes mean choosing a difficult path instead of the easy one. Even Jesus struggled with this knowing he was about to be crucified, he cried out: “my soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, father, save me from this hour”? But for this purpose I came to this hour, father, glorify thy name.
Jesus stood at a fork in the road. Would he fulfill his purpose and bring glory to God or would he shrink back and live a comfortable, self-centered life? You face the same choice. Will you live for your own goals, comfort and pleasure, or will you live the rest of your life for God’s glory, knowing that he has promise eternal reward? The Bible says: “Anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroy that life. But if let it go … you will have it forever, real and eternal”. It is time to settle this issue. Who are you going to live for yourself or God? You may hesitate, wondering whether you have the strength to live for God. Don’t worry, God will give you what you need if you will just make the choice to live for him. The Bible says: “Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know personally intimately, the one who invited us to God”.
Right now, God is inviting you to live for his glory by fulfilling the purposes he made you for. It is really the only way to live. Everything else just exists. Real life begins by committing yourself completely to Jesus Christ. If you are not sure you have done this, all you need to do is to receive and believe. The Bible promises To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave right to become children of God: will you accept God’s offer? The keys to lasting glory are to believe and receive Jesus Chrsit.
BELIEVE: believe God loves you and made you for his purposes. Believe you are not an accident. Believe you were not made to last forever. Believe God has chosen you to have a relationship with Jesus, who died on the cross for you and was raised from the dead after three days. Believe that no matter what you have done, God want to forgive you.
RECEIVE JESUS (SALVATION):
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Col 2:6-7. Receive Jesus into your life as your lord and savior. Receive his forgiveness for sins. Receive his spirit, who will give you power to fulfill your life purpose. The Bible says “ whoever accept and trust the son gets in on everything, life complete and forever ”. I invite you to bow your head and quietly whisper the prayer that will change your eternity: Jesus, I believe in you and I receive you as my Lord and personal savior. Thank you Jesus for saving me, in Jesus name I pray… Amen
Glory to God, You are now born again. Welcome to the family of God, you are now ready to discover and start living God’s purpose for your life. I urge you to tell someone about it. You are going to need support.
You can call the following counseling lines for material and support: 08064931501, 07060743098, 07066840796. Search for a bible believing church and be active there in service of God soon people will hear you and behold your exploit for the kingdom of God globally in Jesus name, Amen.