Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Desire Part 3: God Wants Glory

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.
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.

So Why???
  • 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.


  1. I love this! Your blog is awesome, Stephanie! Well, I wish I would have read this yesterday...I took my children to church yesterday-(Austin 11yrs old, Caraline 8yrs old, and Gabriella 6yrs old); while we were trying to trying to answer questions about Caraline's first Holy Communion, she asked; "Mom, why is there a God?" I wish I would have had this blog to refer to then. I simply told her that God created her and he wants us to LOVE him! We discussed many other things about Jesus and other very important things, but I will absolutely tell her tonight that God created us because HE WANTED TO, and that all he wants is GLORY! AMEN Stephanie!

  2. dawn, yay! I'm so glad it was helpful! That's my hope! Tell Austin, Caraline, and Gabby that I love and miss them.

  3. Great post! I knda needed this today.
    Have enjoyed chatting with you.

  4. Faith, I'm so glad it came at the right time! Hopefully we'll meet someday soon. Have a great time at Relevant.