One Purpose: To Showcase His Glory

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God created you and me for one purpose: to showcase His glory — to enjoy it, display it, and demonstrate it every day to everyone we encounter.

What does it mean to put His glory on display? It means highlighting His attributes and characteristics. It means making hard choices to do the right, or righteous, thing. It means keeping your tongue from gossiping, going out of your way for a neighbor in need, telling the truth even when it’s hard, not snapping back when someone hurts you, or speaking freely and openly about your Father in heaven. In short, it’s living like Jesus lived when He walked on earth.

In the Old Testament, God used visible things like a burning bush or a pillar of fire to show His glory. In the New Testament, God displayed His glory through His Son, Jesus. But Jesus doesn’t physically walk on earth anymore.

So how does an invisible God display His glory in this age? Through you.

What a privilege!

Father God, what an honor I’ve been given! You no longer choose burning bushes through which to speak; You choose people like me. Point out ways I can showcase Your character and glorious qualities to others today. In so doing, I’ll be glorifying You and living in the way I was created to live.

Excerpted with permission from A Spectacle of Glory by Joni Eareckson Tada, copyright Joni Eareckson Tada.

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Your Turn

How is God glorifying Himself through you today? How do you feel the Holy Spirit helping you to behave like Jesus towards others which showcases His character? Come share with us on our blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, an organization that accelerates Christian outreach in the disability community. Joni and Friends provides practical support and spiritual help to special needs families worldwide, and equips thousands of churches in developing disability ministry. Joni is the author of numerous best-selling books, including When God Weeps, Diamonds in the Dust, A Lifetime of Wisdom, and A Step Further, winner of the Gold Medallion Award. Joni and her husband, Ken, have been married for over 30 years.

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