The Glory Of God...Without Lifting A Finger
You need to read this quote from a highly respected and renowned Bible Teacher. And when you read it, do so with the aristocratic reverence of an English accent…
“Every Christian’s life purpose must be to glorify Gawd! This is the believer’s official calling. Everything we say and do, all our obedience to Gawd’s commands, all our relationships with others, all the use we make of the gifts, talents, and opportunities that Gawd gives us, all our enduring of adverse situations and human hostility, must be so managed as to give Gawd honor and praise for His goodness to those on whom He sets His love… Equally important is the truth that every Christian’s full-time employment must be to please Gawd. . . . Pleasing Gawd in everything must be our goal.”
Once upon a time, I thought my life was all about trying to please Gawd…
But there’s precious little romance discovered there.
The romance is in the truth that God always loved me, before my co-operation or obedience. Long before I put my trust in Him, He was passionately in love with me. I have always been the apple of His eye!
“I was in Him before I was in Adam!”
And the incarnate Christ redeemed the glory that I already was!
He redeemed me from that fallen mindset, that broken idea that I was unworthy and must do such and such to prove my worth and therefore bring Him glory!
The chief end of man is definitely in the enjoyment of God!
I did not know that I brought Him glory as I was, not as I should be!
And the glory I brought, He provided, without any contribution on my part. It was in the original design. He delighted in me long before I knew it!
And in the discovery, the enjoyment indeed becomes mutual!
Eternity will be spent in the limitless discovery of this overindulging union! Christ in me and me in Him!
Without lifting a finger, we were included in this holy dance, the fellowship of the Trinity, which began before the creation of the world!
Nothing has changed my world more! I can’t think of a more transformative revelation than the realization that: I had nothing to do with this good news, nothing whatsoever to do with it!
That Christ is in me by His doing!
That by His doing am I in Christ!
There’s nothing I could add or take away that would make any improvement on the perfection and completion of His finished work on behalf of mankind!
Oh my goodness, the ramifications of this revelation are my ever-present source of romance and bliss!
Morning by morning new mercies I see!
May you know romance today!
Love you, Lloyd
Lloyd Clark is an entrepreneur, a former pastor, and a writer. He is passionate about being loved by our Heavenly Father and revealing that same love to everyone he meets. He and his wife Mary have 5 children and 7 grandchildren and live in North Carolina.