In the book of Revelation the Apostle John describes a scene in heaven. He shows the throne of God and the four living creatures who encircle it. Day and night these creatures stand before the throne giving glory and praise to God. It is here that we find the purpose of God revealed. "And they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come." Rev 4:8. These living creatures are saying, "Lord God Almighty, You were, You are to come. You are the Eternal One. You have always existed and You always will exist." Unceasingly they praise and worship God. And whenever they say, "Holy, Holy, Holy..." the twenty - four elders who are seated before God fall to their faces and worship Him, casting their crowns before the throne, saying, "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
THE WHOLE OF YOUR PURPOSE FOR LIVING, BEING AND DYING IS TO GIVE GLORY AND HONOR AND PRAISE TO GOD. YOU EXIST TO BRING HIM PLEASURE AND TO GIVE HIM GLORY.
Look closely at what those twenty - four elders were saying. ".. for thy PLEASURE they are and were created." All things were created for one purpose - HIS PLEASURE. We were created and we exist for GOD'S PLEASURE.
In Romans 11:36 Paul said this: "For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are ALL THINGS: to whom be GLORY for ever. Amen."
This is revelation of our whole purpose for existence. We are created for HIS PLEASURE - to please and honor and glorify Him and Him alone. It's all about bringing JESUS GLORY in all you do and say. When we begin to understand this truth it will begin to change your life in every area. It is now all about Him and bringing Him glory and not all about me, myself and I. It's not about self - seeking or you receiving any glory but now life is all about bringing Jesus Glory. If we continue in self - glory or self - centered living we will drift into dissatisfaction and empty of joy.
Man without God and the Christian who has not given up self-centered living thinks from one point of view; his needs, his wants, his aims, and his desires. Without God a person's central purpose for living will become such things as wanting to have large amounts of money to bring happiness, desiring fame, wanting a quiet and hassle-free life, or wanting a life of excitement and self-pleasure. Because these are self-centered purposes, there will be only one result; an ultimate emptiness and unfulfilled desires.
Listen; every purpose, no matter how right or good it seems, other than the one purpose of God, revealed in all its beautiful simplicity in Revelation 4:11, is a lesser purpose and it will fall short of pleasing God. Without God's purpose our Christian lives will become job oriented or task oriented instead of being consumed with fresh passion and bringing pleasure and glory to God. So let's live for Christ. Let's bring Him pleasure and glory in everything we do and say.
Blessing over you as we learn together how to bring HIM GLORY.