This song is so melodic, and the lyric is very good. It sings out Christians’ best wishes. We’re willing to offer everything—hopes, plans, and even lives to God, hoping that we can glorify the holy name of God through our experiences. How valuable and meaningful it will be! Meanwhile, this song gives me food for thought—what kind of people can glorify God?
I’ve been looking for the answer. One day, I read , “For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends” (2 Corinthians 10:18). Then I came to know that those who are approved by God can glorify Him. But in these beckoning times, the corrosion of worldly trends has become irresistible tomany Christians, me included.Because of busy work and family trivia, I can hardly maintain my condition of being in the presence of God. When something isn’t in line with my own notions, I still misunderstand and blame God, living in a circle of sinning and confessing and unable to save myself. How can I glory God?
Later, God’s words show me what I want to know, “A sinner such as you, who has just been redeemed, and has not been changed, or been perfected by God, can you be after God’s heart? For you, you who are still of your old self, it is true that you were saved by Jesus, and that you are not counted as a sinner because of the salvation of God, but this does not prove that you are not sinful, and are not impure. How can you be saintly if you have not been changed? Within, you are beset by impurity, selfish and mean, yet you still wish to descend with Jesus—you should be so lucky! You have missed a step in your belief in God: You have merely been redeemed, but have not been changed. For you to be after God’s heart, God must personally do the work of changing and cleansing you; if you are only redeemed, you will be incapable of attaining sanctity. In this way you will be unqualified to share in the good blessings of God, for you have missed out a step in God’s work of managing man, which is the key step of changing and perfecting. And so you, a sinner who has just been redeemed, are incapable of directly inheriting God’s inheritance.”“All of you are to receive God’s commission, so what is that? This is relevant to the next step of work, which is going to be greater work that is carried out throughout the entire universe. So now you should pursue a change in your life disposition so that in the future you will truly become the proof of God gaining glory through His work, and be made into specimens for His future work. Today’s pursuit is all laying a foundation for the future work; it is for you to be used by God and so that you are able to bear witness for Him. If this is the object of your pursuit, you will be able to gain the presence of the Holy Spirit. …You should pursue doing everything for the sake of being perfected, obtained, and used by God, allowing everything in the universe to see God’s actions revealed in you. Among all things, you are the master of them, and among all that there is, you will allow God to enjoy testimony and glory because of you—this shows that you are the most blessed generation!” From God’s words I came to understand that to be a person bringing glory unto God, we need to accept God’s work of purification. Only when our old nature has changed and we don’t commit sins, can we obey His orchestrations and arrangements, and can our behavior be after God’s heart. Then, our testimony can bring glory to God.
Thank God for His enlightenment. I was really so blessed to find the way to be approved by God. Meanwhile, I’d like to give my thanks to the songwriter who wrote such a beautiful song, which inspires us to look to Him, rely on Him and get close to Him. I make up my mind to glorify God’s holy name by my experiences.
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