Growing Closer to God

Closeness to God produces the realization that our lives must glorify him.

1 Corinthians 10:31 – Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

When a Christian sees God for who He is then that Christian will see himself for who he really is.  Not only that, but he will see himself for who he ought to be as a faithful child of God.

Growing and maturing in the knowledge of God results in a personal daily revival of worship and celebration of the majesty of God.  Additionally, appreciating God’s majesty leads to the transformation of our life to more closely resemble the holiness displayed in the life of Christ. The name of God must be glorified in all activities and actions (I Corinthians 10:31). We must each determine that we will get to know God more personally. Why?  Because Jesus is the Majesty of God, the High and Holy God, the Almighty, the Creator and Sustainer, the “only wise” God who showers us with His goodness, extends mercy to each generation, reigns as the supreme Lover of our souls, and died for the sins of the world.  He did all of this in order to form an eternal relationship with us founded upon His mercy, grace, and truth.

Practical Applications and Considerations

How can Christians glorify God in all that we do?  By abiding in the knowledge of God: think on His word, rejoice in His glory, confess sin immediately, thank Him for blessings received, trust Him for prayers heard, and praise Him for goodness enjoyed.

If your sense of wonder in God remains strong then you will grow in godliness rather than be overcome by lusts, wrecked by sin, or overwhelmed by trials.  Allow the Word to craft your personal beliefs for then you can properly shape your behavior.

Do you have a time where you personally celebrate the holiness of God?  Do you purposefully read and reflect on God’s Word and find ways to apply it personally?

Character Values

Loyalty – We can demonstrate loyalty in many ways: to our country, to our friends, to our goals.  Christian must demonstrate loyalty to God: we “bear true faith and allegiance” by placing our unreserved confidence in Christ.  By devoting ourselves to Him – both in faith and in practice – we demonstrate the highest form of loyalty that is possible.

Quote to Remember

“Religion can only be proved by living it.” – Author Unknown

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