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In the End, At The End of The Day

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In the End, At The End of The Day

31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)

I’ve said, and I’ve heard it said, in the end, or at the end of the day we pray this will bring you glory. The intent is that after everything is said in done the task we have undertaken will bring Glory to God. Which is a noble and desirable intention It is where our hearts should be in all we do. If we do whatever we do honestly and excellently it will bring honor and glory to God.

But I don’t think that is what is intended in this verse. I don’t think God wants us to glorify Him with the products of our efforts. I believe He wants us to Glorify Him in the process. He is not asking us to glorify Him at the end of our lives. Does He want us to say when we are near the end of our time God I want to Glorify you for all you have done throughout my life? That is what “in the end at the end of the day” means. It means when everything is said and done.

Is that what God wants to hear us say. When you reach the end of a project or endeavor is it then that you say thanks for your help. Let me acknowledge you now that it is over. Does God want to hear how He has blessed you at the end? How He has inspired you motivated you helped you at the end? Is that what glorifying God means? Here is the reality if you wait until the end of the day to glorify God you will forget when it was that He help you through the day.

You can not do “whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” if you are not Glorifying God in the process. You can not do anything to the glory of God if He is not in it in the beginning in the middle and at the end. If He is not in it from beginning to end, you are missing it. If you want to be selfish about this, Think of it this way. The more you glorify Him, the more He will bless you. Well, you might say I don’t want to be selfish, your immaturity is showing. God will only bless those who bless Him. Selfish or not if you glorify God he will bless you one can’t go without the other.

If you want the blessing of God in your life, Glorify Him. To glorify God is to involve Him in the process not just to acknowledge Him in the end. You want His attention Glorify Him. You want His blessing Glorify Him. You want a closer relationship with Him glorify Him. If you start with glory and you proceed in glory, you will receive His glory.

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I Am Sending You

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I Am Sending You 
 
21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” John 20:21
 
Purpose,  it is something we yearn for until we find it. When we find it, we wonder why it was so hard to find? “I am sending you” spoken by the resurrected Christ. It brings with it an authority unequal in humanities experience. These four words resound throughout history. These four words changed the history of man. They define the purpose for which we live. It is what we are to do. The risen Christ is sending not only His original disciples, but He is sending us as well.
 
The authority with which He sends us is not just the power of Jesus it comes from the Father through Him to us. He is not just sending us He is empowering us with the authority of God the Father. It is not just a command it is a responsibility. It is the purpose, the underlying cornerstone of motivation for our lives. It is what will push us forward to bring meaning to our lives. 
 
Our lives were meant to be more than acquisition, personal accomplishments or the rise a to power. They are meant for so much more. Our lives were made to share in the glory of God the creator of the universe and to live a life of complete victory. We were always intended to be children of the one and only true King. Less anyone be confused if you are living the life God has in store for you. There is nowhere you can be where the glory of God will not be. Whatever God touches is glorified, because he is glorious. 
 
“I am sending you” let those words embed themselves in your heart, mind, and soul. Accept the purpose and meaning for your life. Receive the Glory that is inseparable from the command. Do what our Lord has commanded with the gifts He has given you and live the life He has promised you. If you go, the Glory of God will be with you. 

One Body

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One Body
 
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12
 
What this verse is saying is that it takes all of us to make up the body of Christ. Are we the body of Christ? Are we working in unity to contribute to the growth and function of the body of Christ? Or are we still behaving as independent agents? When the world looks at us, do they see the face of Christ or the ambitions of man? Do they see the love, leadership, passion, forgiveness, and the salvation of Christ? When the world looks at us, they need to see Christ, not anything else. Only as a unified body will we be able to show the wondrous glory of God. Only when we come together and use the gifts He has entrusted to us will we be able to represent Him as the body of Christ. 

Endless Possibilities

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Endless Possibilities

12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2 12-13 

There is a space, a divide between us who believe in Christ and those who don’t. We who do, can hear and understand what God has said and is saying. those that don’t, though hearing can not comprehend what the Lord has said and is saying.  The bridge that reaches across that divide is the Spirit of God He is the one that opens our minds to understand the call, will, purpose, glory, love, and sovereignty of God.  Without the Spirit of God, the world is left lost abandon and confused because it can never understand the way the world works. They’re missing the most vital part, the Spirit of God which makes the world make sense. Without it we are, but a mass of humanity headed for our inevitable self-destruction. The Spirit of God opens our minds to the reality of a future with a God of boundless, endless beautiful possibilities.

Glory To God

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Glory To God

Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:11

If what I have written or said has inspired, motivated or otherwise benefited you. I want you to know it is God in me that has allowed me to do anything that may be of profit to you. The wisdom I have shared comes from God who provides wisdom to all who ask. It is through God that I and able to do what I do and it is He who deserves the Glory. Simply stated I want to give God the glory for all He has done in my life.

For This Very Purpose

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For This Very Purpose

“For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.””
Romans 9:17 NKJV

You may think I will have nothing to do with God, you may even believe God does not exist. The truth is you have no say in the matter. God is not affected by your erroneous beliefs. God is going to use you to carry out His purposes with your permission or not. In every situation exist the opportunity to glorify God. In the end, he will be Glorified, and you will be an instrument He uses to bring Him glory. This prophecy will be fulfilled, 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11 (KJV)

From Glory to Glory

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From Glory to Glory

18  But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV) 

This is the definition of the Christian life. Our lives should not be one of meaningless, rote dreariness. We should be moving from one manifest glory of God to the next. We should be living lives filled with the excitement of our progressive transformation into the glory of Christ.  Our lives should be full, full of victories, failures, joys and sorrows. Because glory to glory means that you will be transformed into the image of Christ and in that process, you will indeed live not just exist. Knowing that there will come that day when you will be “transformed into the same image.” Glory to God!!!!!!

This Day

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This Day

This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24

This day is not another day to complete the unfinished task of yesterday.  This day is not the day to plan for the wonderful dreams of your heart.  This is not the day to rejoice in the victories of your life. This is the day you get a new opportunity to experience the never-ending always fulfilling love of God. This is the day you get to know the wondrous, glory, mercy and presence of God. The reason to rejoice this day is because the Lord is God, He is alive and interested in you.

From Every Tribe

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From Every Tribe

9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”Revelation 7:9-10

The day is coming when all the world past and present, from every village and city, people will come forth to recognize the salvation of the Lord. The world in its vast diversity will proclaim the glory God. 

Partakers

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Partakers

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

These two verses are about what God has done for you, enabling you and I to be free from reaping the rewards of sin.  He grants us life, allowed us to know Him, then calls us to His glory and excellence.  If you look at it, it is stated in the past tense, this has already been done for you. “Called,” past tense, “granted,” past tense, “having escaped from” past tense, what he is stating in these two verses has already been done for you. Then it is left to us to “partake,” we must take action to receive what has already been given us. We must take action to receive “His precious and very great promises,” “divine nature” and be free from the sinful corruption of this world.