Welcome to April!

Everyday with God

Welcome to April! This month we will be looking at a variety of passages from the devotional I Give You Glory, Oh God by Jerry Bridges. Mr. Bridges also penned the best seller, The Pursuit of Holiness, a modern classic. Read these devotions slowly and pray the short prayer and verses aloud.

How We Glorify God
'The glory of God is the son of his infinite excellence and praise worthiness set forth in display. To glorify God is first of all, to respond properly to this display by ascribing to him the honor and adoration to him because of his excellence. We call this worship.
Another way we glorify God is by reflecting his glory to those around us in the way we live our daily lives. Jesus said, 'let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your father who is in heaven.' (Matthew 5:15). What is your aim in life? Is it to be successful or happy or prosperous in whatever you choose to pursue? Is it to be well thought of as a parent or as a professional person or even as a Christian? Does your aim terminate on yourself or on your family? What is your true aim?
If we are to glorify God in the way we live, we must make God's glory our primary aim. All other goals in life, both temporal and spiritual, must be secondary. We must seek first his kingdom and his righteousness before everything else. All the activities of life should be pursued with the aim of glorifying God nothing in life is too ordinary or insignificant to be excluded even our eating and drinking are to be done for God's glory. Nothing is so important that we can say it supersedes the pursuit of God's glory God's glory.
Father, I make the commitment before you, by Your grace and power, to seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness. My desire is to commit this day and my life to Your glory.'*
You are the true God, the living God, the eternal king. Jeremiah 10:10
You, Lord, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation. Lamentations 5:19
I will praise you, oh Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. Psalm 86:12
*I Give You Glory, O God by Jerry Bridges.
In I Give You Glory, O God, Bridges offers you the best reasons and the best words for bringing honor to your awesome, incomparable God.
In his third powerful volume of the Private Worship Trilogy, this beloved author gives you the encouragement, motivation, and specific guidance you seek for your private, individual worship of God. As a result, you can better see and understand what it really means to glorify God. To fear God. To live as his child. To follow his wisdom day by day. And you can begin to experience the blessings God promises as you truly live for him.
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Linda Miller | Ministry Devleopment

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