Continued from Part One
Today we would be explaining the implication of our given definiton as well as learn how to give glory to the Father.
In the previous post we discovered what it implies to give 'glory' to the Father.
Let me make it easier to grasp. If two individuals got healed of the same disease and both decide to give glory to the Father. Between the one who speaks of how he had to remind God that he is tither, an ardent giver, and had to fast and pray before being healed; and the one that speaks of how he knows that divine health was his, and claimed his healing and was healed, who do you think actually gave glory to the Father (i.e. made Him more desirable to others and painted the right awesome image of the Father)?
One person painted the picture of a God who had to be compelled by good works to heal while the other painted a picture of a loving Father, who had healed him years before he fell sick.
What image of the Father do you create when you speak; a loving Father or an uncaring Father? A God who provides before your needs arises, a God who provide just at the point of your need or a God who provides once in a while?
Never forget you are an ambassador (i.e. representative) of Christ. We speak on His behalf on earth; not just on spiritual matters but in all matters of life.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us
2 Corinthians 5:17, 20
Now doesn't 1 Corinthians 10:31 make more practical sense to you!
Whether therefore you eat or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to paint a 'nice' picture of the Father to all creation
1 Corinthians 10:31 (paraphrased)
Always remember the Father would not and cannot manifest Himself to the world (John 14:21-22), the only right image of the Father the world would ever get to see is the picture you create.
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be (made) known by the church the manifold wisdom of God
Ephesians 3: 9 - 10 (Emphasis mine)
What a great responsibility! What a great honour!
But then giving glory to the Father is much more than speaking the right words, your actions are also meant to paint the ‘right’ picture of the Father.
Your actions are also meant to make the Father more ‘desirable’ to others; after all, whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him (Colossians 3:17).
And what a great joy it doesn't have to be a struggle to bring glory to the Father by your actions.
The Father has already put all things in place to make it a walk-over for you.