Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Glorifying God.

Our purpose on earth, the reason we were put here...
is to glorify God!   Nothing else!

"What" you ask, "Is that my only purpose? I cant do that all the time, Its impossible, What a boring life."
Really?

Well lets look at the life of Paul, again. Paul was a prime example of glorifying God.
Paul's constant concern was for the maturing of the people to whom he ministered. That was his burden and the desire of his heart, that the people to whom he ministered would mature. That is the burden of any teacher.
Philippians 1:9-11 (NKJV) And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Paul had a passion for the spiritual development of His People and we see this passion in his prayer life. There are many verses in Paul's letters that are prayers about his people that he ministered to. Paul wants His people to grow and mature their spiritual development for example in this verse:
Ephesians 3:14-19 (NKJV) For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height; 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Paul prayed for their spiritual needs.
Prayer is our duty. Prayerlessness is a declaration of self-sufficiency, which is pride! On the other hand, prayer is a declaration of our dependency. Does your prayer life declare that you are dependant upon God for everything?

So how can I apply that in my own life:
  • It is every believers duty to pray for each other, all the time
  • The greatest christian virtue is love. LOVE one another. A special kind of love,...a christian love.
  • Pray that your friends and family act in love for one another and love them.BUT, you cannot love others if you do not love the Lord. Apart for the Lord we don't have the ability to love
  • DO not judge others (DIFFICULT????). Who are we to judge others? We all have our own issues and if people judge us, let them. Yes its hard, in fact its extremely difficult to listen to people down us or talk about us behind our backs, but leave it up to God to sort them out. Don't act in an un-christian way.
  • Be sincere to your family and friends. This means having a spotless inner self.Don't lie to them (DIFFICULT???). Be genuine, honest and have integrity. You will see that Paul prays for these things in his letters as well.
How does this glorify God? Well look at Matthew 5:16
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Amen.

2 comments:

  1. Please read the last testament from God: The Quran.

    Bible is not the Pure message that Jesus preached. Bible is written by people who never saw Jesus.
    Jesus used to prostrate on the ground and pray to his Lord same as the Muslims.
    Jesus used to eat meat which had to be bled and prayed on same as the Muslims.
    Jesus was circumcised same as the Muslims.
    Jesus used to pray to One God same as the Muslims.

    If you want to know who Jesus really was go and read the chapter called Mary in the Quran.

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    The following is from the Gospel of John 5:30 - 31 from the Arabic Bible. In English Bible you will get the word God in the place of Allah. The millions of Arab Christian use Allah not God. The word God is used only by the English speaking Christians.

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    Gospel of John 5:30 -31

    "On my own I am powerless. I judge as I am told (told by Allah). My judgement is just because I do not act based upon my own will but rather I submit to Allah's will. The will of Allah has sent me as his messenger. If I represent Myself my representation is different from and inferior to what Allah directs me to do".

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    From the above statement Jesus Christ is clearly stating he is sent by Allah as a messenger (Prophet) to guide the mankind.

    According to the above statement in the Gospel of John, Jesus must be teaching Islam.

    Islam means: Being in peace by sincerely submitting to the will of God.

    In the above statement from the Bible Jesus clearly says he is submitting to the will of God.

    In the above statement you can say Jesus cannot be the God.

    Quran says he is the Prophet of God like Moses, Abraham, Muhammad, David.
    Peace and blessing of Allah be upon all his prophets.

    www.muslimjesus.net to find the scientific errors in the Bible

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  2. Dear Muslim Jesus.
    Thank you for your comments. They truly are a "fun" read.
    Whilst I enjoy comments from everyone I would just like to point out that this blog site is not a religious debate site. Many people reading this blog, and I know this as fact,have alreadydecided to call Jesus their Lord and Saviour. Attempts from other religion facts trying to persuade christians that they are worshopping the wrong God and Jesus is a prophet - should be made in the right forum, not here.

    Second, you are quite correct. Our Arab Christian brothers and sisters use the name "Allah" for the God of the Bible. Allah is simply the Arab word for god. In the Arabic Bible, the Word Elohim (Hebrew for God) or Theos (Greek for God) is always translated as Allah. Incidentally, the Arab Christians called God "Allah" LONG BEFORE THE BIRTH OF MUHAMMAD AND ISLAM.
    There is no doubt, or argument, that the Arabic word "Allah" means God! Before the advent of Islam, the Arabs referred to Pagan deities, such as Hubul (the major god of the Kaa'bah and the city of Mecca), as "allah". Hubul, however, WAS NOT the same "Allah" preached by Muhammad. Likewise, the English term "god" can refer to the God of the Bible or to other deities such as Brahma, Osiris, Shiva, or Krishna who ARE NOT the same as the God of the Bible.
    The God (or Allah) of the Bible revealed His message of salvation and love, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, to humankind and, as it is often said, God knows best!
    Good luck in your quest to prove that Jesus is just a prophet, but you certainly will not get any further effort from me to prove who Jesus Christ actually is.

    I would love other opinions here as well.

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