Monday, November 10, 2008

To the Glory of God

I was reading in my little "Our Daily Bread" devotional this morning and was struck by the appropriateness of the topic I read today (since I'm not actually keeping up with the actual dates they have listed.)  The writer, Bill Crowder, says,
In the Bible we see that God consistently used people who were far less than perfect.  That shouldn't surprise us.  God is glorified by showing Himself strong through our weaknesses.  It shows us that He desires to work through our lives not because we are perfect but because He is.  He uses those of us who are flawed and frail, so that He can show His strength and grace.  He wants those with a willing and available heart.
Given that my great weakness is that I can't seem to be good at more than one thing at a time (if I'm the good homeschooler, then my housework goes downhill - or if I'm being crafty and making cards then everything else suffers etc...)  I thought it was appropriate to find this message the morning after deciding that I was going to try much harder this week to figure out some sort of schedule or something to stay on track with housework and homeschooling together.  So, here I am, God, flawed for sure, but hoping that in all things I can give You glory!

Reminds me of that David Meece song - ok, going way, way back in the memory banks here - I think it was called "To The Glory of God"...... ah yes... here are the lyrics :)
For awhile it was fine
Hearing the roar of the crowd
For awhile it was mine
Flying up over the clouds

But then the sun melted my wings
Now I'm on my knees

To the glory of God
Next time I fly it will be
To the glory of God
I want me life just to be
To the glory of God

Once I used to ride off to war
There was glory to win
Thought I knew what it was for
But most of the battles were mine
Now so is the pain

To the glory of God
Next time I fight it will be
To the glory of God
I want me life just to be
To the glory of God

They say the man that finds
His life will lose it
Mine was slipping away
But oh the man that has the
Faith to lose it
Will find that his life is saved

To the glory of God
Next time I fly it will be
To the glory of God
I want me life just to be
To the glory of God.

So, with that in mind - 
Next time I clean it will be to the Glory of God!
Next time I teach it will be to the Glory of God!

And thanks to a friend for reminding me of The Create in Me a Clean Heart Devotional which I had forgotten about :)  Find it here and her other stuff here at www.ACleanHeart.com.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

David Meece is one the reasons I am saved by the Grace of God... I have followed his career forever... The stories I could tell you about some of his concerts I attended but that would show my age....