S17P22 – When Jesus walked in: our new purpose

Isa. 43:6b-7
“Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth – everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

For millennia man has questioned the basis for his existence. Seeking to find our purpose in this universe has driven us to many answers, some right and some wrong. For some, purpose need not go beyond oneself. For others, that purpose must be something that engages and influences others. Whatever the case, the fact remains that we are wired to find something to live for. Regardless of what we decide that is, it changes once we devote our lives to Jesus Christ.

The lost soul who lives for his own glory is no different than the one who lives for the glory of others. Both are living for a purpose other than that for which God created us. We were made for His glory. In fact, one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, a confession of his glory. Manifest in us are God’s power, love and wisdom. He created us to pour his affection and creativity on us, each pot shaped for its purpose. And each of those purposes serves the greater aim of glorifying our Creator. And while our purpose in this regard is not necessarily new, our realization of and willingness to walk in it are.

It is a privilege that God would allow us to glorify him. And what a magnificent thing to learn that anything we are capable of doing would have the power to give glory to the almighty God. He invites us to be a part of his renown. Beyond that, He created us for that purpose, to bring him the glory that only He deserves. Father, remind us that we were created for the purpose of bringing You glory, and give us the desire to glorify You in all that we do.