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The ONE Question You Need to Ask Yourself That Will Change Everything • Podcast Ep 87 Simply Living for Him

    • Christianity

Today I am asking you ONE question that may change everything for you. Recently, I started asking this question of everything I do and it has changed me. Do you ask yourself this question?


*Note: In this episode I mention a verse (John 17:4), but didn't explain the context of it. I should have given the background first. Here is an excerpt from Bible.org to add to what I said about the verse: "Christ’s aim in His earthly ministry was to glorify the Father by accomplishing the work which He gave Him to do (John 17:4). Now, He prays that the Father would glorify Him with the eternal glory that He shared with the Father before the world was, so that He in turn would glorify the Father (John 17:1, 5). That prayer assumes Jesus’ deity and His full equality with the Father (John 10:30), who does not share His glory with any creature (Isa. 42:8; 48:11). As Jesus boldly claimed (John 5:23), “All will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

While none of us can do what Jesus did when He glorified God by offering Himself on the cross, we can learn from His example. The apostle Paul said that his aim was that Christ would be exalted in his body, whether by life or by death (Phil. 1:20). He said that our aim in whatever we do should be to glorify God (1 Cor. 10:31). To make God’s glory your aim means dethroning self and enthroning God. It means submitting to His mighty hand in all that happens, including persecution (1 Pet. 5:7-10). Contrary to the false “prosperity gospel,” God doesn’t exist to make you happy. Rather, you exist to glorify Him. Adopting that mindset will strengthen you to do His will in this hostile world."

Today I am asking you ONE question that may change everything for you. Recently, I started asking this question of everything I do and it has changed me. Do you ask yourself this question?


*Note: In this episode I mention a verse (John 17:4), but didn't explain the context of it. I should have given the background first. Here is an excerpt from Bible.org to add to what I said about the verse: "Christ’s aim in His earthly ministry was to glorify the Father by accomplishing the work which He gave Him to do (John 17:4). Now, He prays that the Father would glorify Him with the eternal glory that He shared with the Father before the world was, so that He in turn would glorify the Father (John 17:1, 5). That prayer assumes Jesus’ deity and His full equality with the Father (John 10:30), who does not share His glory with any creature (Isa. 42:8; 48:11). As Jesus boldly claimed (John 5:23), “All will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

While none of us can do what Jesus did when He glorified God by offering Himself on the cross, we can learn from His example. The apostle Paul said that his aim was that Christ would be exalted in his body, whether by life or by death (Phil. 1:20). He said that our aim in whatever we do should be to glorify God (1 Cor. 10:31). To make God’s glory your aim means dethroning self and enthroning God. It means submitting to His mighty hand in all that happens, including persecution (1 Pet. 5:7-10). Contrary to the false “prosperity gospel,” God doesn’t exist to make you happy. Rather, you exist to glorify Him. Adopting that mindset will strengthen you to do His will in this hostile world."

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