MAY GOD BE GLORIFIED IN ALL THINGS
1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, let it be as it were the very words of God. If anyone serves, let it be as of the strength which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (WEB)
This Scripture verse has been both very encouraging and sobering all at the same time. As someone who does his share of teaching, to think that I should teach as if I am speaking the very words of God brings up mixed emotions in me. First off, it feels like a lot of responsibility! But secondly, it is so encouraging to think that our Father might trust me with His own words.
I think the point of today's Scripture is simply that whatever we do, we should do as if God was doing it through us. The whole point is that our Father might be glorified through Jesus Christ in all that we do. So whether you are preaching to thousands or doing the dishes, do it to the glory of God.
My prayer is that we would all see that our Father considers our entire life sacred, not just the things that we consider 'more spiritual'. He lives in us and goes wherever we go. When we play with our children, He is right there with us. When we go to work, He goes with us. May we see that everything in our lives is truly a living sacrifice that blesses His heart.
Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. (WEB)