Introduction: What do you think of it?
Other than that, God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him because he “gives us all things richly to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17) and when we are most satisfied in him, we trust him more and therefore give more credit to his works.
But if this doesn’t work, then you can always look to the Bible for advice and comfort.
“This is a faithful saying : For if we died with him, we shall also live with him; If we endure, we shall also reign with him : If we deny him, he also will deny us ;” (2 Timothy 2:11-12)
And that is why I am here. I am writing from the perspective of someone who has struggled with this simple question before.
I am writing from the perspective of someone who is tired of writing about it. There are only so many times you can hear about the same old topic before you start to question its usefulness.
This article is a direct response to that question. I think the answer is different this time, but I won’t tell you what it is until you read other things in this series first, because then you might get confused by them and end up thinking something entirely different. So here we go.
I have been struggling with a question many of you may have gone through at some point or another, and I think it is important to put this issue on the front burner: How should we explain our failures? I believe there are four common ways people go about prayer and worship.
What does God want from us and how does our relationship with him relate to our satisfaction?
We must take care of both what God wants and in how we relate to him. Our relationship with God is a mutual relationship. Both God and we are involved in it. Therefore, our relationships with each other must be very active. We should always observe the relationship, not just when good things happen, but also when the situation becomes difficult.
Our relationships with God must be beautiful, comfortable and meaningful. But we also need to believe that God is never unfair and that he loves us as long as we do what is right. If we cannot trust him and do what is right, then no matter how many good things happen to us, they will never satisfy us.
How God is Most Glorified in Us When We are Most Satisfied in Him
Jesus gave us very clear instructions about what is involved in being a good servant of God. God wants us to sit at his table and be partakers of the benefits he gives and the sacrifice he pays for our sins. Therefore, we have to serve God with our body, soul and spirit (Matthew 10:40). We must honour him with all our mind, heart and strength (Luke 12:42). This means that we cannot think bad thoughts about God or upset him. We can’t have a spirit of disobedience, bitterness, hardness of heart or unbelief. The Bible says that if we are bitter and angry with God, we are also guilty of murder (Ephesians 4:31-32).
We must serve God willingly and joyfully. We must give him the best part of our money, time, talent and love. We must share with others what we have. We must make our whole life over in his sight and be a blessing to others. This is the way that God is most glorified in us.
Jesus also said that if we love God, we will be glad to do him any good thing that he commands (John 14:13). By doing this, we will know our True Home and Life (John 14:6). It doesn’t matter who or what you are, but how you serve God and get your happiness from him.
How to Grow in Satisfaction & Gratitude towards God at Every Stage of Life
When we grow, we must grow with God. Jesus taught us to pray and be ready at all times (Luke 12:20). We must read the Bible regularly and keep it close to us so that we do not forget the commands of the Lord (Luke 9:25), because the Lord does not want his children to forget him and what he has commanded them. Therefore, we must get to know him better and be more involved in him in order that he can do a greater work through us, so that his children can grow to be more satisfied in him. Our satisfaction and gratitude towards God will be proportional to the level of our participation in him.
The first step in growing is to accept the chastening of the Lord. When we are punished by God, it is because he loves us and wants us to grow. If we do not recognise this as a punishment from God, but are rebellious, it means that we do not want to grow in God, and he will therefore continue his chastisement until we humble ourselves under his mighty hand, accept his discipline and be obedient to Him.
The second step in growing is to accept that we do not have everything that we want in this world. This is hard for some people, because the world has multiplied so much, the material things and social status are so important for us, but we must accept that there is a greater life beyond them. The Bible tells us not to be discouraged by temporal things (James 1:2).
Conclusion: The Secret to Making God Most Glorified
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