The Lord allowed the man to recover from his illness, and he now lives with a different purpose. He lives to enjoy His Lord.
So how do we glorify God?
Rachel Barkey said: "A few years ago, I was struggling with the daily grind of constantly cleaning and tidying, laundry (which I detest), trying to meet project deadlines, cooking meals and washing dishes, replying to work emails, refereeing disagreements with the kids, homeschooling, only to turn around the next day or even the next moment to have to do it all over again. I thought, Is this it? Is this all that I'm supposed to be doing?" Then she came across a blog of someone who put it so succinctly: "I am here to serve with joy." Rachel said, "I was serving--just like Jesus, but I wasn't doing it with joy. Big difference. I have many roles, but in all of these I have one purpose--to be like Jesus, to serve with joy."
Life is filled with meaning when our chief purpose is to give God glory by enjoying Him.
Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
John Piper said: God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. Dear Jesus, my purpose for this day is to enjoy You.
- Extremely grateful! Thank you Avis, that you give me the persmission to share this wonderful message!