The Bible teaches us that each of us are created for the glory of God. However, in man’s state of lostness outside of Christ, God’s glory is veiled to us. The veil of unbelief covers our hearts and blindness covers our minds so the we might not see the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ. But that all changes when we receive Christ into our lives. The light of God’s glory in the face of Christ shines into our heart and we are awakened to God. Through faith in Jesus, God’s glory with its transforming power becomes operative in our lives. Christ manifests His glory in us. God has “shone in our hearts to give the light” (2 Corinthians 4:6b).
As we grow in Christ His light shines brighter in us. “…beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, we are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory …” (2 Corinthians 3:18). In other words, the more intently we focus on Christ the more we are changed into His likeness and reflect His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We appear as lights in the world (Phil. 2:15d). Even though we are not literally surrounded by a visible light, there is a brightness, a splendor, and a beauty that shines forth from those who deeply love God that is evident to the world around us.
God’s glory forever changes us and our priorities in life. The apostle Paul says, “whether, therefore, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (I Corinthians 10:31). The Apostle Paul is saying that everything, even those seemingly insignificant, routine, and normal things in life are to be done to the glory of God. The heavens declare His glory and so should we. That’s the bottom line in all our living, isn’t it? Everything we do, we are to do for the glory of God.
During these days may each of us focus on worshipping God, serving others, and reaching out to tell people about Jesus so that God’s glory shines brightly among the nations.