"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
In this part of the book of Revelation, it's talking about how the twenty-four elders will fall down before Lord God and worship Him forever with those words in verse four. Such a beautiful statement meant to glorify God!
When I studied the book of Revelation my senior year, I remember my teacher stressing to each student that this verse gave each individual's life meaning. This verse provides life with a deeper motive. It fills our longing to be loved, to be wanted, and to have a specific purpose. It tells us of why we're here on earth...for His pleasure.
Life has a different meaning when you realize it's not about you. There's Someone bigger out there. Someone who is jealous of you and how you spend your time. It gives life a new meaning and purpose. Because this world and our bodies will fade away, it makes sense to humble ourselves and work for Someone and Something bigger: God and His Kingdom. Then, you will inherit eternity with Him.
While Salvation is solely based on grace through faith, God also wants us to back faith up with actions. Often, I find myself wondering how many pointless things I spend my time on daily. Here's the thing: we weren't created for our pleasure, we were created for God's pleasure. We humans were specifically designed for God. That's special. It gets me to thinking, if I'm not here to please myself and do the things I want (because I'm not), how can I spend my time for the Lord?
How are we spending His time? Are we praying every chance we can? Are we loving like we should? Are we following in His Son's footsteps? Or are we wasting our time on things that will eventually corrupt? I get it, no one's perfect, but Jesus is. And when we strive to be more and more like Him, one day, we'll become like Him when we step into beautiful Heaven.
How amazing is that? You're life? It has heavy meaning. Not because of anything you've done, but because your Heavenly Father has done all for you. Now, go do all for His pleasure.
Hi there! I'm Katlyn Grace and welcome to the advice section. Here we get real. These blogposts are written from my heart to yours. And I pray that they encourage your heart and bring joy to your soul. I warmly invite you to join me on this journey with the Lord!