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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my devotional blog Glorify Him.

 

In 1855 C.H. Spurgeon put forth the Puritan Catechism based on the earlier Westminster and Baptist Catechisms for use in his congregation. The first question and answer on the catechism are as follows:

 

Question: What is the chief end of man?

 

Answer: Man’s chief end is to glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31), and to enjoy Him forever (Psalm 73:25-26).

 

So, if my chief purpose on earth is to glorify God, how do I do that? How do I enjoy Him? What does a life that glorifies God look like?

 

I believe that living a life that glorifies God is the essence of our Christian walk. It is striving to please God by our actions, confessing our sins when we fall short. It is studying His word and obeying what it teaches, and repenting when we fail. It is praising God for His activity in our lives, and honoring Him for who He is, recognizing Him as Creator, Savior, and Lord. It is being willing to surrender our ways and wants to God’s will, knowing that our lives are not about us, but about Him. It is living by faith, not necessarily by sight. It is living our lives so that others can see Christ in us and thereby helping others to come to know Christ as their Savior.

 

I believe that a life that glorifies God is all of these things and still more because the closer I get to Christ, the more He reveals to me. Striving to glorify God is a lifelong journey. It is a series of ups and downs as I sometimes win victories and other times stumble and fall. But God is all about making me more like His Son whatever it takes because the more my life resembles Christ, the more I can glorify the Father. The Christian walk may not always be easy, but as Psalm 16:11 reminds us “You (God) will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”(NKJV)

 

My prayer is that all who read these posts may be helped along the way as they, too, try to discover what a life that glorifies God looks like. If you do not yet know Christ as your Savior, I pray that these devotions will help you learn more about Jesus, God’s Son, that God sent into the world “that the world through Him might be saved.” (See John 3:16-17.) I invite you to read the blog entry entitled “How Can I Be Saved” for more information about asking Jesus to come into your heart and life, thereby taking the first step to a life that glorifies God.

 

Thanks to all for sharing this journey with me.

 

In Christ,

Kathy

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