TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Today is a great day to renew your covenant with God. Remind Him why you chose Him in the first place—because it’s all for His glory!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
In the 19th century, there was a renown symphonic composer named Anton Bruckner. Bruckner signed every masterpiece he ever wrote with the words “To the glory of God.”
Bruckner understood his purpose in life.
Glorifying God means being occupied with and committed to His ways rather than your own. Trouble is, the only way you can do that all the time is if you understand there is nothing in it for you.
In other words, your actions are based on covenant, not on need.
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Going to church or serving because you think God will reward you is wrong thinking. If you find yourself being kind or generous because you think you’ll get heavenly payback, you are wrong.
To receive God’s favor, you need a covenant mentality. Covenant means that your body and your life don’t belong to you. They belong to God. He created you and purchased you back from sin and death.
Once you realize your life belongs to God, you will want to do everything in your power to bring Him glory. You see, covenant is giving God glory in everything and taking none of the credit for yourself.
In your public life or private affairs, God gets the glory. In your relationships, home, work, school, hobbies, words, finances – God is glorified – not you!
If a person I love leaves or stays, if I have money or not, if my plans succeed or fail, God gets the glory – not the blame – just the fame!
Can the same be said of you? Do you have a covenant mentality that says “I must decrease so God can increase?” Do you consider your life and your body belong to God, not you?
When people are all about the glory of God, their personal agenda takes a back seat. So where is your personal agenda? If it’s driving the car, put it where it belongs! Purpose your mind to glorify God in all things.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO INCREASE GOD’S GLORY. DEDICATE YOUR MIND TO A COVENANT MENTALITY THAT SAYS, “I BELONG TO JESUS. I WANT MY ACTIONS TO MAKE HIM FAMOUS – NOT ME!”
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