Friday, July 13, 2012

What Makes a Successful life? 1 Corinthians 10:31

God Loves You
We want a good life full of satisfaction, fulfillment, reward, and free from regret. What is the key?

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."1 Cornithians 10:31, NIV.

The Apostle Paul was instructing the church about their freedoms in Christ and the limits of conscience and love. Paul did not fill his Apostolic teaching with a lot of "do this" or "don't do that" type of commands, but he gave boundaries and guidelines that open up more of our lives.

Do for the Glory of God:
To do something for the glory of God is not just doing something big but doing something moral and right.

If we are doing what we do for the glory of God we...
*     Will do honorable things,
*     Will do good things,
*     Will do things that make lives of others better,
*     We will be lifters of burdens and lights in our communities,
*     We will be working in integrity,
*     What we will be done without sin,
*     We will be guided by a moral compass that others lack,
*     We will have excellence.

Whatever You Do:
We do not need to be establishing monuments or great institutions or giving huge sums of money to do something for the glory of God.  It says "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do." Eating and drinking are a very common daily activity all healthy people do it. Even the common task can be done to the glory of God and become service in his name if it is done thankfully, in a righteous manner with love and thoughtfulness.

We are not told here to do only some special things for the Glory of God like observing worship once a week or giving a huge donation once a month but the instruction is do all for the glory of God. This is inclusive of all the activities. If I clean house I should clean house for the glory of God if I work at a job I should do it to the glory of God.

To Do All Things To The Glory of God You Might...
*     Begin with a prayer,
*     Invite God's participation or help.
*     Confess any struggles, bitterness, resentment, vain pride, etc.
*     Thank him for the task and ask his blessing,
*     Publicly proclaim that your intent was to do it as unto God.

It's Why We Are Here:
We were made to glorify God and the strange thing is that when we do focus on giving God glory we are fulfilled. When we make doing the dishes for God's glory or changing diapers for God's glory we find a sense of satisfaction, if we change car tires for the glory of God we will find it rewarding.

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