A little Experiment
Everyday heroes are glorified by witnesses to their heroism. Our first responders in tragedy, our soldiers fighting for freedom and security, those who right the wrongs of this unjust world. Certainly all glorious acts deserving of our praise
What more would deserve our unending praise and glory than the one who created each of us, in all our wonder and complexity, and the intricate workings of the world and all it’s perfectly symbiotic systems? God created such perfection. A limitless universe, with countless wonders. A world free from illness, free from strife, where all of our needs were met without labor or trouble.
In his benevolence, he granted us a will of our own. What Glory would there be if we were programmed to live His will, rather than free to choose his perfect will, or to seek our own glory.
How would God receive the glory for all he has done, unless we live to glorify him? And how would such a lowly being as man glorify such an immeasurably omnipotent God?
Scripture tells us that everyone who is called by His name, was created for his glory.
“I, even I, am the LORD,
and apart from me there is no savior.
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God.” Isaiah 43:11-12
We are his witnesses. We bring him Glory, when we act within His will. Every day, we have a lot of choices to make. In each of those choices, we can act within His will, or outside of His will. Even in the smallest of choices, if we really consider our options, the outcome can bring Him glory, or fall short.
I’m going to do a little experiment and I invite you to join me, an inquiry so to speak into my own choices and actions. Although I consider myself surrendered, I am not so naïve to believe that I do not fall short. In fact I know that I do. The purpose of my little experiment, is to be able to look back at my choices, and learn to glorify him in all I do as Paul instructs in 1 Corinthians.
My interactions with others, and my actions and thoughts in private (for Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13).
I created a little tracker for myself, feel free to use it, or make your own, but I plan to carry this with me for a week and each day keep track of the choices I made, in one column or the other. I won’t share my lists with you, and don’t want you to share your lists with me, this is a self study for us all.
I would love to know if anyone is joining me in this experiment, and maybe next week we can discuss if you found this helpful or eye opening, or a complete waste of time. I am looking forward to learning from this from my own review, and I hope it is helpful for you.
Click photo below to open and print the form.