I know what God wants, and it is glory. Does that sound strange to you? Does it sound selfish? I mean, isn’t God here to serve me? No. NO. NO!
In fact, He is not here for a reason. HE just IS. But we – we are here for a reason and a purpose.
- Reason: God created us because He wanted to.
This alone absolutely floors me. The One True, can’t-even-look-at-His-fabulousness God created me because He wanted to! He created you because He wanted to! Wow.
- Purpose: To worship Him.
- for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through him and for him. (NETBible, Colossians 1:16)
- Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he gave the command and they came into existence. (NETBible, Psalm 148:5)
- everyone who belongs to me, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed – yes, whom I made! (NETBible, Isaiah 43:7)
- But truly, as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord. (NETBible, Numbers 14:21)
We are here not merely to be happy. But to fall on our knees as we must before Him and to revel in who He is.
I love how John Piper says it, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of being dissatisfied with the things of this earth. I’m tired of being dissatisfied with religion. I’m tired of being dissatisfied with my idols of comfort and family-worship. I’m going to the throne to find The One who truly satisfies.
Here I am, Lord, dragging myself to You again, empty and exhausted from valuing everything but You. I am humbled to see that You want me! You are my Creator-Father. And You alone are worthy of glory.