Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Learning That It’s All About God
In review of Romans 11:36 it says, “For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory. To him be glory evermore.”
Everything comes from the Lord. All things live because of him and exist for his glory.
What this means to me:
God is the source of everything around me (seen and unseen). Everything lives by his power and exists to bring him glory.
So given this I can see that it’s not about me.
Life is not about profit or politics or anything else. It’s all about God. The first sentence in Rick Warren’s book, “The Purpose Driven Life” says “It’s not about you.” And the title of the first chapter is “It’s All About God.” These two go together. It’s not about me, rather it is all about God.
Until I understand that, life will never really make sense. The goal of life should not be about myself; my pleasures, my possessions, my prestige, my power, or my popularity. In fact, it’s not anything that the world values. The goal of my life should be to bring glory to God.
Romans 11:36 says, “For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory” (TLB). This means that everything on the world and in the universe was created for God’s glory.
The implication of this is that loving and following God should be my first priority. Jesus said it like this: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment” (Matthew 22:37-38).
So the most important thing in life is to get to know and love the God who created me.
In summary, I need to remember that God is the source of everything. Everything lives by his power and exists to bring him glory, it's all about and for him. This morning God, I take a few moments and reflect on the fact that it’s all about you. Thank you for creating me to be part of your world and your glory. You have created me for a relationship with you and to partner with you in doing your will. This morning, I am especially reminded that it's all about your will and what you want done here on earth. It's all about establishing your kingdom and using my life to help make you known, so that everyone on earth can come to know and have a personal relationship with you. Furthermore I am to be and example for them and teach them what you have taught me. To do this I need to look for how I can relate to and impact the lives of those around me.
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