When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you...”
Our purpose as resurrected lives in Christ Jesus, is to live to glorify and exalt Him, just as Christ lived to glorify and exalt God. His mission was obediently filled with love and adoration to God the Father. Jesus’ sacrifice brought freedom from death, and invited the presence of God to dwell with mankind. Everything He did while ministering on earth was an act of worship. Everything we do, our very purpose for living this new life in Christ, is to follow Him. Do you live each day, in all you do with the soul purpose of lifting Him up, so all may see His glory in you? Do you rise above your circumstances and praise Him wholeheartedly, even in the midst of tribulation? Do you look at your life and like John the baptist proclaim, “He must increase, but I must decrease”? Live a new life in Christ. One that is firmly rooted in Him, zealous for His Kingdom, intent on worshiping Him at all cost. A life that is obedient, faithful, humble, merciful, hungry for righteousness, desiring peace, and pure of heart. Do all you do for the glory of His Kingdom. He has chosen you and bought you with a price. Lay down your life for the One who laid down His life for you. Glorify Him.
“Bring Him forth, each day I live and leave me in the tomb.
I seek no other glory here,make not the smallest room
Blessed anonymity, count my life but loss.
Jesus the One, and Only, tread over me dear cross.”
(from “Jesus, the One and Only” by Beth Moore)
Holy LORD, my feeble words cannot express the immense gratitude I feel for You, and all You sacrificed for me. Like the psalmist cried out, “what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.” God I live to praise You, to worship You, and to give You the glory You deserve. May You increase daily in me, and my life bring glory to You. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
This concludes our Lenten devotional Revealed. It has been an incredible blessing to me to have the opportunity to walk through the gospels and share some thoughts God has been revealing to me. I pray that God has been glorified, and that you have been awakened to His word, and it has brought you in closer relationship with Him. Keep abiding, keep praying, keep seeking Him. ~ Mary O’Connell