Your intentions, whether good or bad, belong to you. Every weekend I have two things I want to do. The first is the attend the House of God. The second is to write a meaningful blog. I’m not always successful with the second one. Many times, I struggle with something to write about. This week is no different.
I’m reading the book Rise and Shine by Charles R Swindoll, published in 1989. The first chapter is about bringing glory to God, not yourself. So, I thought I would write about three things Swindoll mentions in his first chapter (pages 29-31).
To glorify God, we must meet with Him regularly. The meeting should be a one-on-one situation. You and God with no one else around. There are times our schedule does not include God. We put others, things, and events ahead of our Lord. On those hectic days, we need to find time for God, even if it’s two minutes before bedtime.
When God answers your prayer concerns, don’t take credit for it. After all, the Lord is the one who enables you, provides for you, or allows you to be the recipient of His goodness. Pride has a way of getting in our way of giving God thanks for making good things happen.
I suggest you ask yourself if what I’m doing brings glory to God. Ultimately, our lives should be about glorifying God, not ourselves. Doing that can be a real game changer in your life. You may need to place reminders in visible places to help you refocus. Posting notes in conspicuous places can help.
At the end of the day, how did you do? Did you have time with God? When God answered your prayer, did you take the time to say thank you?
You’re making progress if you answer these three questions with a yes. Most of us may need to improve in all three areas. I do. What about you?