Time: 9:03 PM
Mood: Content although a bit stressed since I got to clean the mess I made in the kitchen...
Point to Ponder: It's all for him.
Today, I am going to type up my thoughts because uploading a video from my home takes forever >< Also, I feel that this is a topic that's better to just type out about.
To sum it up, the first sentence of the whole chapter wraps it up in my opinion: "It's all for him."
AMEN PREACH IT! And yet why is it that we cannot live every day and every thing as though it so for him? I know for sure that I don't even if I try. Now, granted, I still do many things out of the goodness of my heart that God has blessed me with.
For example, I was jogging a few days ago and saw a Vietnamese couple trying to take a photo of each other (tourists I guess?) and I remember thinking: "Wouldn't it be nice if they had a photo together?" So, I stopped and asked them, "Would you like me to take a photo of you two?"
They smiled huge beautiful smiles and said "Yes please, thank you!"
I shot a few from different angles and asked if they were good. And they liked them and the man said "You are very sweet!" (with his cute asian accent)
But, I digress. ANYWAYS, Pastor Warren says that there are many ways that we can bring glory to God that are summarized in God's 5 purposes for our lives.
We bring glory to God by:
1. Worshiping him
2. Loving other believers
3. Becoming like Christ
4. Serving others with our gifts
5. Telling others about him.
I think I unconsciously do all of the above soooo ... am I fulfilling my purpose? :) Being cheeky here. But I digress again.
The question to consider asks "Where in my daily routine can I become more aware of God's glory?"
My answer: Just continuing to appreciate even more every aspect that he has graced us with. Just this year did I start to genuinely appreciate the littlest things now: palm trees, a flower, the wind, the grass, the sky, someone's smile...
Romans 11:36 - For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory.
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