“I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.”
There is nothing worse than being out of the will of God. We may think that a bigger house, a larger salary, or a great getaway is what’s best for us, but God knows what we is best for us.
There is nothing wrong with bettering ourselves and making life more enjoyable as long as we are pleasing God. We should consult with God about everything before we do anything. God knows best.
One of the main problems we face as Christians in a fallen world is self agenda. We do what we want to do, when we want to do it. If we desire to build a house, we try our best to make it happen. If we desire a job that makes more money, we seek after it. When we want to go on a vacation we look for the places that will make us happy. But do we consult with God before we do things that we want to do? Maybe God has better plans for our life.
As Jesus was praying to the Father, He was able to confidently say, “Everything I’ve done has brought You glory.” Can you confidently say that today? Are you glorifying God with your life today? Are there some changes that need to take place? I think we all can make some improvements to glorify God more.
Living for Jesus in today’s world is a difficult task. We are surrounded by worldly things. Commercials are designed to make you think you need their product. We see other people look so happy and we want to be happy as well.
Sometimes we tend to get a little earthy minded in the things we spend our money on. But God wants us to set our minds on the Heavenly things. He wants us living for Him. We were created to glorify Him. We will find joy when we glorify Him. We will be at peace when we glorify His name. Before you do anything, make sure you are doing what God wants you to do.
Lord, I want to serve You and not this world. Let me be the image of Jesus to those who need hope. Thank you for blessing me today.