Hearing and Doing for the Glory of God

Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”
Luke 11:28

This morning I realized that I spend a lot of time asking what God’s will is for me, but after I get ideas of what I should do, I fizzle out. I don’t take those directives seriously. Sometimes it’s because I forget, and get distracted. Sometimes it’s just hard – or I don’t want to. But that is not who I want to be. I want to be a “hearer” AND a “doer”.

One of the things that I do is overcomplicate things. 🙂 Big surprise there, right? I keep envisioning God’s Will as this huge overturning my life kind of thing – waiting for some big news that will change everything. But really, it’s the little stuff. I don’t think if I keep asking God what He wants me to do each day, and then I ignore the little things that I believe are His will for me, that I’m ever going to make progress in this journey.

So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

Why is it that I can’t seem to see that doing the little stuff can be done for the glory of God. Where did I get the idea that in order for it to glorify God, it had to be huge and life altering? This verse tells me point blank that even my eating and drinking (something that everyone does and doesn’t put much significance in) can be done for the glory of God.

God cares about the way that I eat. I can do His will in my simple acts of eating, drinking, cleaning, exercising, working, taking care of my home, and taking care of my son. And it can be to His glory.

2 thoughts on “Hearing and Doing for the Glory of God

  1. Thanks for the reminder Lundie! It is the little things that make the difference. Cause when we get to the big things if we haven’t proven faithful in the little things we won’t neccessarily be able to recognize or do the right thing in the big things. God has been dealing with me w/ marital issues and I’ve found that it’s the little things that make a BIG difference w/ my hubby. When I’m faithful w/ these I see bigger growth and blessings.

  2. you are so right, Lundie! He does care!

    about every little thing…even what we eat…ultimately…the result of what we eat…a healthy body…can bring glory to him so much better and longer than an unhealthy body…

    don’t give up…remember it’s a journey…

    matthew 6:33

    blessings, mamabright 🙂

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