Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Road Through Ephesus...Our Purpose Ephesians 1:12

Day 12. Wow, I can't believe we're at day 12 already. I know it might not seem like a lot to some of you, but I think that each day I do this is a little bit of a miracle. I get bored pretty easy, so to stick with something for very long can be a challenge and a miracle if I actually do it. So here we go!

Ephesians 1:12

"God's purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God."

When people look at your life what do they see? Do they see a person who's life brings praise and glory to God? Or do they see a person who brings praise and glory to him or herself? Look at this verse. God's purpose is that those who trust in Christ bring praise and glory to him.

That's why you and I were created. God has a purpose for us in this life. We are not useless pieces of junk. We were created with a purpose in mind. Our purpose is to bring praise and honor to God. We do this by the way we live our lives. By how we treat others. By how we act when no one is watching. By how we act when everyone is watching. By how we love. By how we react. By how we spend our time.

Our lives should bring praise and glory to God. Praise and glory are acts of worship. Our lives should be worship in the way that we live. Check out this verse from the Message:

Romans 12:1

"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life-- your sleeping, eating going-to-work, and walking-around life-- and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him."

And again:

1 Corinthians 10:31

"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

Everything in your life should be done for God as an act of worship. This is our purpose in life.

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