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For The Glory of God

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  • #614
    Florence
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    Jesus did everything so that the Father may be glorified, His demonstrations and all He endured were so that God
    may be glorified. John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

    How many things can I do each day for the glory of God?

    #615
    barbw
    Participant

    Wonderful, useful, question to ask oneself in various forms throughout the day. Thanks for the reminder.

    #621

    Im not sure about asking ourselves that question……To ask God the question would be more appropriate:

    “Father what would you have me to do for you today?” And to wait prayerfully for the response, to ask only ourselves makes it sound like a burden….

    #622
    Florence
    Participant

    To ask God is always the right way, that questioning is really asking God, Mind. It is to have a right motive for doing some of the things that come to us to do. The question should help us obey God’s will for His plans each day. It’s about keeping our motives pure.

    #625
    Carol
    Participant

    I love the thought of keeping our motives pure. I read something a while ago that I’ll never forget: “Are you doing this to make yourself look good, or to make God look good?”
    I think of that often during the day—if there’s any thought of “me” in what I’m doing, I know I’m getting off the track. Everything we do should be to show God’s goodness, His kindness, His accuracy, His intelligence, and so on. And when it’s finished, be sure to give God the credit, and thank Him!

    #626
    MaryBeth
    Participant

    Yes, asking the question – “what can I do today for the glory of God?” is simply a reminder to get rid of selfish motives and to keep God in the picture!

    #630
    Gary
    Participant

    I like this topic, for it brings out that when we ask honestly, there is no separation between us and God. And what does it mean to “glorify God”? It could mean to show the wisdom of Truth and honesty, to show the joy of spiritual Life, the power of divine Principle, the satisfaction of unselfed Love. These should be present in everything I do. In my home, my church, my business, in everything! Otherwise, I’m drifting aimlessly, and what’s the point of that?

    #635
    jacob45
    Participant

    We must BE God, BE Mind. God is not something or someone outside of us. God, Mind, should be our consciousness and reality, and so become us. I am working on it.

    #655
    spencel
    Participant

    Thank you for these posts. It was good to have the topic as a reminder to watch my motives. This also made me think of the line in the article Taking Offense by Mary Baker Eddy (which can be found on this website)-
    “It is our pride that makes another’s criticism rankle, our self-will that makes another’s deed offensive, our egotism that feels hurt by another’s self-assertion.” Then she tells us how to go forth to face this foe of self.
    This meant to me that if I am caught up in self there is no room for glorifying God.

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