Consider your life a spider web.
Something forms the center, anchoring every thread that radiates outward, connecting the various strands as one. What centers your web?
The Greek word for glory is doxay. A doxology thus ascribes glory to God. Theologian Robert Reymond writes: “The church . . . is to view itself primarily as a ‘trophy’ of God’s mercy and grace, and see its first duty to be that of living doxologically before God, praising Him both in its belief and its behavior.” Do you view yourself as Jesus’ trophy, as a monument to His victory over sin and death and hell? Are you living doxologically?
Trophies stand on display for all to see, marking achievement and excellence. Each Christian stands as a living trophy, whose life shows forth Jesus’ work of redemption and His power to sanctify His people. The Church therefore resides as Exhibit A in God’s trophy case, set out for the world to see, so that all might know that Jesus Christ redeems.
If an investigator traced the trail of your time, money, friendships, activities, and interests, would that trail lead him to Jesus Christ? In other words, would he find that the glory of Jesus forms the center of your web, anchoring every strand of your life? Or does something else reside there?
Pray this: “Father, give me passion and power to shape my life for the glory of Jesus. May all I do bring Him glory. Amen.”
As God answers that prayer in you, it will not matter which thread life plucks, for each will lead to Jesus who anchors all the threads of your life in His glory.