Thursday, January 17, 2008

Created For His Glory

Do you ever wonder why God created you? I do, often. But because of what I've learned about Him, He reminds me why He created me.
First of all He meticulously puts us together (Psalm 139:13-14, Exodus 4:11), and we were created because He willed it (Revelation 4:11) . He wouldn't have bothered without a reason.
He tells us what that plan is. In Isaiah 43:7, John 9:3 and Revelation 4:11 He says we were created to glorify Him.

Isn't it awesome that whether we were "planned" by our parents or not, every part of our body, no matter what we look like, was personally put together by the One who created all that exists, in order to reflect who He is? As we go about our daily tasks we give everyone a glimpse of who God is, we display Him.
Yes awesome... and extremely humbling. Every day there are so many things that would keep me from fulfilling the purpose of my creation. But because I have become His child He knows my shortcomings and offers me the strength I need to know I'm forgiven and can still go on to honor Him.

The world cannot understand the joy and fulfillment we have when we no longer wish to pursue our own desires in life and instead pursue a more meaningful purpose by living for His pleasure. We don't really have to wonder what the meaning of life is or why we were put on earth, always trying to fill a void. The here-and-now is not all there is. One day, all that will matter is our relationship with our Maker.
As believers we can count on the sweet fellowship that Adam and Eve had before sin came to stumble us in our desire to be His glory.

8 comments:

sparrow's song said...

Hello.

you shared,
The world cannot understand the joy and fulfillment we have when we no longer wish to pursue our own desires in life and instead pursue a more meaningful purpose by living for His pleasure. We don't really have to wonder what the meaning of life is or why we were put on earth, always trying to fill a void. The here-and-now is not all there is. One day, all that will matter is our relationship with our Maker.

Absolutely. When our hearts and minds have been transformed and renewed by His power, we become new creatures. Even our desires change to align with His desires. When His Spirit bears witness to our spirit of the Truth (who is Jesus) then we know that we know where we were meant to be; in His Kingdom. There's no guessing game when God makes Himself real in our lives. You know He's alive because you can't seem to get enough of Him. When you hear the Word or read it, it's like drinking living water and the taste leaves you wanting more because you were designed to worship; designed to be in fellowship with Him. All things of this world begin to fade in the light of Jesus Christ because He is all that matters and everything that He loves and cares for becomes our desires.

A pleasure to meet you. Thank you for allowing me to share in return.

Sharon said...

For so long I felt like I had to figure it all out. And all the while He just kept telling me to be still.
When I finally got it--I got Him.
He is love and I am to love.He lovingly created me--and He wants to lovingly use me to draw others to His love.
What a fantastic creation we are.
You are the third new person I have met tonight--how cool is that?
Thank you for coming by--you are a sister and it is a honor to meet you.

Mary said...

Linda,

This is a powerful post. God has created us in His image and he loves and cares for us as he does the sparrows of the field. God is awesome.

Thanks for dropping by my Writing Nook. I hope you will visit again.

Blessings,
Mary

Angie said...

Amen, sister. It is not we who live, but Christ who lives in us. Excellent post.

I always appreciate your encouraging words too. I'm doing the meme this weekend. It's my first one! Take care, Angie

Mimi's Toes said...

Wow, so powerful! Have you ever thought of teaching a Bible Class? I feel like when I read your blog, I get so inspired and re-newed in Christ. You are a blessing Linda!

Vicki said...

So appreciated this lovely post. I'm reminded how He fully wants us even if/when our parents did not:-) We are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Blessings to you!
Vicki

Barbara said...

We were created to manifest His glory.

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