Wednesday, April 20, 2011

For Him

"So, whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."  1 Corinthians 10:31

I've never understood what this really looks like.  How do my daily "dailies" get done "for the glory of God"?

When I obey this command, I help a friend, not because I'm trying to win God's favor or to look like a good friend.  I already have His favor, and I want my friend to know she has it too. I want her to know He thinks she's a big deal.When I discipline my children, it's not so they will behave in public and make me look good.  It's so they learn to bow their knee to authority and ultimately win freedom. It's not so he'll love me and serve me back that I love and serve my husband.  It's because I've been loved and served and I have the privilege of loving and serving.  My motivation changes and so does my attitude.  When my attitude changes so does my response when things I do aren't necessarily appreciated, or maybe aren't even noticed!  I just get to be grateful that it's not about me and that God didn't quit on me because I haven't responded appropriately to Him.  He isn't motivated by need for affirmation and appreciation, need for order, need for affection.  He is motivated by love. 

So will I be.

1 comment:

Traci said...

Needs a Like button