God’s Power in Your Life: Power with Purpose
God uses His power for His glory and our good.
We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose.
God has forgiven you; God has taught you; God has empowered you to do His work. But what is the purpose of His work in your life?
1. It’s For The Glory of God:
Have you ever wondered why you exist? What is your purpose here on earth?
Jesus tells us what He wants from us: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind” and “Love others as much as you love yourself” (Matthew 22:37, 39). Everything we do must be to bring honor to the Lord. He empowers you to bring Him glory in your home, in your community, and in the world.
In all of human history, God has been trying to reach out to people; and He empowers His followers to show others His greatness, His goodness, and His love:
“Everyone on this earth, sing praises to the Lord.
Day after day announce, ‘The Lord has saved us!’
Tell every nation on earth, ‘The Lord is wonderful and does marvelous things!
The Lord is great and deserves our greatest praise!
He is the only God worthy of our worship’” (I Chronicles 16:23-25).
Our purpose — your purpose as a Christian — is to praise the Lord, “so at the Name of Jesus, everyone will bow down. And to the glory of God the Father, everyone will openly agree, ‘Jesus Christ is Lord!’” (Philippians 2:10-11).
2. It’s The Path of The Righteous Man:
Psalm 23 rejoices in the comfort and provision that the Lord gives His people. It talks about how He leads us to victory in spite of the overwhelming odds, ensuring us of His eternal love, peace, and life. All these things are good! But why does He do them?
The Psalm explains, promising that the Lord “leads me along the right paths” (Psalm 23:3). The Lord is true to His Word! He has promised good for His people. When people witness this goodness, they can recognize that God is great. “For His Name’s sake” shows that God wants to uphold this reputation, this fame, for being so good.
As you experience God’s goodness, He empowers you to bring Him glory. And God is glorified by the goodness in your life.
Pray this week:
Dear Lord, empower me to experience Your goodness and to bring You glory! Amen.
Do you need God to empower you to bring Him glory, so that you can experience His goodness?