A life that counts
“And 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
Do you want your life to count? Do you want your life to have an impact? Do you want lasting results from the things that you do and say while you are on this earth? People will make every effort and will do all they can to ensure that they leave something of value on this earth after they are gone. And yet, God gives us a guaranteed way to make that happen: do everything to the glory of God. Do everything to please Him. Make Him the focus of all that you are and say and do, and make your entire life about nothing other than bringing honor to the One who is truly worthy of it. Anything else we do for any other motive may last temporarily; it may have a brief impact. But as time goes on, it will be minimized or forgotten. But everything done to the glory of God will have an impact here, as lives are affected by a life lived for His glory. And there will be an impact after death as well, as God honors those who lived to bring glory to Him. And so, a life lived in that way has an impact, not only here, but for all of eternity. If you know Him as Savior, make your life count by doing all to bring glory to the One who loved you and gave Himself for you.
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