2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life has had an unbelievable run on the bestseller lists. Its phenomenal appeal reminds us that believers and non believers alike have deep longing for a clear sense of purpose. We all want to know that our lives are involved in something worthwhile. Without a strong sense of calling and purpose, life is nothing more than routine busyness.
Being a follower of Jesus Christ gives us a distinct advantage when it comes to having sense of purpose. The West minister Catechism sums it up well when it says the “chief end of man” is to “glorify God and to enjoy Him forever”. Colossians 1:16 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”
Glorifying God means putting His character, His will, and His ways into action in all that we do. The apostle Paul reminded us that we “are being transformed into [Christ’s] image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” 2 Corinthians 3:18. The purpose of our lives is to let others see what God is like as they watch and experience His love through us.
What a profound privilege it is to mirror God’s love, mercy, grace, justice and righteousness to a world whose heart is “veiled” to God’s truth! (4:3-4). Our purpose is to show other less of us and more of Him. That’s living on purpose with a purpose! – Joe Stowell
My Prayer, Lord help me to become more of you and less of me. Make me shine, to be a light in this darkened world through grace and mercy.
so let our lips and lives express
The Holy Gospel we profess,
So let our words and virtues shine
To prove the doctrine all divine. –Watts
The Christian’s Purpose is to promote God’s plan.