Monday, June 30, 2014

Glory lived: Where do we begin?

Every day I make coffee, walk from here to there, and get some sleep. These things are routine; they're nothing special. Or at least that's how it seems. But what if I'm wrong about that? What if these daily routines are expressions of God's glory?
In his letter to the Colossians, Paul calls his readers to live out God's glory: "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him" (Col 3:17 ESV). Life in the name of Jesus centers on his truth, authority, and reputation. A life of gratitude to the Father centers on God as the Savior who has moved us from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of his dear Son. And the whatever? Well, that includes making coffee, walking here to there, and getting sleep, as well as a myriad of other things.
What if I began asking,
(1) How do these declare God's power and divinity?
(2) How do these express my gratitude to God? and
(3) How do these tend to help someone or something better glorify God?
What would happen to my perspective? I wonder.

1 comment:

  1. Hi , every time you do a cup of coffee is the glory behind that, because, there was a seed , a plant and a peasant cultivating it, next a chain of people dealing and transforming until it come to your kitchen. The seed of the plant is god´s glory, the work behind and all what happened until you could get it. To do a simple walk you need the glory of your body, healthy body, and going to sleep needs a day of sense doing well for others and the world.

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