Monday, May 28, 2012

"Alive For His Glory- Discovering Your Purpose!"

Why were we created? Biblically, The Bible explains that we are the prize of creation, the apple of His eye, the only part of creation God formed with such great care. We reflect His very image to this world as His sons and daughters. This is so important for us to know and understand in order to live out His will for us on earth.  Many people live out their lives with no understanding of their purpose and therefore have no specific direction or vision for their lives.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellency of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Here are 3 simple points with scriptures to help us better understand our God-given purpose:
1.     You were made in His own image to reflect His glory (Genesis 1:26). Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
2.     He told us to be fruitful, multiply, fill the Earth, and subdue it. We are significant to His purpose (Genesis 1:28) And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
3.     Our role to be stewards of His glory is a direct connection to our identity as children of God.

Most people study about creation and focus on the fall more than God’s original intent for our lives. Jesus came and died for our sins so we would be forgiven and restored back to our original purpose and intent! He has given us a God-given authority to bring glory to God. Each of us has a personal responsibility to steward this special purpose in our lives. As we embrace His purpose for our lives, our authority to reflect and spread His glory will increase.

Are you “ALIVE” for His glory? What changes or adjustments do you need to make to fulfill your purpose.  Start by proclaiming His greatness in your life and give more of yourself over to Him.  You are significant to God! God desires your love to be poured out to Him….no one else can love God the specific way you can. As you do this, you will begin to rule and reign with Him.

Psalm 18:1-3 “I love You, O Lord, my strength!
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;


Lana said...

Well said.....seems like a big topic to figure out. I like the way you said to just start focusing on his excellency and greatness! It keeps the focus on God instead of on us.

Sara M. said...

It's hard to believe that God desires our love....I mean, He's God and we are 1 in billions of people. But- the 1st commandment is to Love Him with all our heart, soul, and strength. This I believe brings glory to Him!! Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

Amen- it's not about building churches or ministries, but making Him famous.....right on the mark! Thanks!!