Created for His Glory
…everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.
Isaiah 43:7 (ESV)
Have you ever wondered why you were born? What are you meant for, and what is your reason for being? God, who is Love and Life, created every person in His image. He makes it clear that He created us for His glory. In Christ, you are a vessel of His glory. Wow, what an incredible truth to ponder in our hearts.
God’s glory is His goodness, His very essence. Chabod is the Hebrew word for glory, which translates as “full glory, the full glory of the Lord.” It refers to the character of the Lord, His majesty and weight. He is the first and the last, the preeminent One. As believers, if we are to reflect His greatness, we must begin to connect to who we are in Him. We must guard our daily thoughts by disconnecting with the outside world of turmoil to dwell in our inner sanctuary of glory.
Do not resist who God made you to be by opposing the life the Lord planned for you. Align with the genuine person that you are in Christ. Recognize that you are valuable to Him. He is interested in every detail of your life, both small and great. In fact, His glory is seen best in the minutiae of creation. If He sees the little sparrow tumble from the tree, don’t you know that He sees you? Invest your time to see His glory. The midnight sky declares Him; the fall leaves profess Him while the splendor of green grass praises Him. And you, Beloved, are in Him, a carrier of His glory.