Living For God
by Cynthia Stafford (BPRW)
Born again believers have been sanctified or set apart by God to be used by God. But why did God set believers apart? God set saints apart to bring His glory in the earth realm and to be His expression of unconditional agape love. Our lives and lifestyles should glorify God. Everything we do, say and think should be for Him, through Him and by Him.
Our mantra should be, “I’m Yours God, this is for You, God.” The Bible declares we are not our own, we have been bought with a price. Therefore, none of me belongs to me. All of me belong to God. We exist for Him to use us to manifest His glory in the earth.
We have to use our bodies to glorify God. Therefore, we must be conscious of not only what we put in our bodies but also what we put on our bodies because we are representing God in the earth. Our feet have to glorify God so we have to watch where we go. Our eyes have to glorify God so we have to be careful of what we choose to look at. Our ears have to glorify God so we have to be careful of what we choose to listen to. Our hands have to glorify God so we have to be cognizant of how we use our hands. Our heart has to glorify God so we have to watch what we let come in there. Our mind and thoughts have to glorify God so we have to be careful and watch what thoughts we hold on to and those we should let go (cast down). “We may not be able to stop a thought from coming, but we can decide if it stays.” Our emotions and feelings have to glorify God so we can’t let people or circumstances upset, anger or worry us. We may not be able to control people or circumstances, but we can control how we react and respond. Our actions have to glorify God so we have to watch what we do in public and in private. Our words have to glorify God so we have to watch what we say because God wants to use our mouth to encourage, uplift, inspire, pray for another.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 states, “What! Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”