We exist for the glory of God. We exist to display His heart and character to the world.
Last night at our weekly meeting with the student we had an interactive night to help them see God's character in the things around them. To recognize God's character and proclaim it.
This is how it went.
Is the glass ½ empty or ½ full? It’s all about our perspective. Scripture tells us the earth is full of the glory of the Lord. So God’s perspective is that this cup is all the way full. ½ full of water, ½ full of air-both which show His greatness.
“You can learn a lot about someone when you find out what things get them fired up. When you see their heart's desire, it is like seeing right into them. When you talk to someone it doesn't take very long to see what they are passionate about. When we take a genuine interest in another person, we want to know what their life purpose is, their goal in life, the one thing they are striving for. Should our relationship with God be any different? Have you ever asked, What is the one thing that God is most passionate about? What is the one thing that will always motivate Him to act? Or in other words, Why did God create the world? And how does He act in it today?
If He values anything of lesser worth above Himself, He is an idolater. If God belittles His glory by valuing something else above it, He would be unrighteous, thus He would no longer be God. God either loves Himself supremely, or He over-loves something lesser than Himself, which is the very definition of idolatry. So God appropriately loves Himself, and He loves the public display of His excellence with a white-hot, relentless passion that never ends, never diminishes.” (Piper)
Moses’ prayer to see God’s glory in Exo. 34 Max Lucado describes as saying, “Flex your biceps. Let me see the S on your chest. Your preeminence. Your heart-stopping, ground-shaking extra-spectacularness. Would you stun me with your strength? Numb me with your wisdom? Steal my breath with a brush of yours?” And our great God answers with a Yes! He then, in Exodus 34:6-8, gives Moses a glimpse of who He is, revealing Himself to him. “The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgressions in, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation and Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped.”
It as a great night and God was glorified! (As a side note, the Athiest club showed up-what an appropriate night to come.)