By Angela Koenig
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:31
We live in a lukewarm world. Faith seems to be something that is easily confessed, but when it comes to living out that faith as an integrated part of our daily lives, suddenly we might find ourselves not so “faith-filled.”
Practice makes Perfect
So how do we overcome our tendency to simply admire Jesus and His goodness instead of leaving everything to follow Him? I propose a simple solution. Throughout your day, keep this question on your lips:
“Is what I’m doing (thinking about, saying, listening to, eating, desiring, etc.) glorifying God?”
This practice has greatly assisted me in my journey to living out the faith I profess in Jesus Christ and the call to become perfect like my Heavenly Father is perfect. Of course, I’m still a struggling sinner who all too often chooses lesser things, but now I have begun to find worldly allurements not so enticing when I invite my Father into the picture. I have found this to be especially true when it comes to the books I read, the shows I watch, and the music I listen to; all seemingly insignificant little ways the Father of Lies uses the popular culture to steer us away from our True Father.
For the Greater Glory of God
When others look at us, do they see devoted and loving daughters or self-interested children who have gone astray? At different times in our lives, they’ve inevitably seen both. So today, I invite you to join me in living your life ad majorem Dei gloriam—for the greater glory of God! In this way, we can live a life of faith not only professed on our lips but deeply rooted in our hearts.
Heavenly Father, You sent us Your only Begotten Son to redeem us and teach us to live a life that gives glory to You. Help me today to be an image of Jesus Christ, an image that will inspire a lukewarm world to come to know, love, and serve You. Amen.
Call to Action
Spend some time doing an examination of conscience today and ask Jesus to show you areas in your life where you are not glorifying God. Embrace the beautiful gift of healing, forgiveness, and freedom offered to us in the Sacrament of Confession to glorify God even further by seeking to remain in a state of grace.
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