J.R.R. Tolkien told a questioning correspondent, life’s purpose is to know, praise, and thank God.
I assumed my first undivided responsibility.
The Sovereign LORD is a mighty KING.
When you committed your life to Christ, he moved into the center; but you must keep him there through worship.
For invented gods invariably disappoint those who worship them.
If you enjoy being at work more than being at home it doesn’t mean you are a workaholic, it simply means you are in love with your work and you worship it.
All glory to the Adonai!
Examine your heart and put away any distraction so you can worship God freely.
Possibly the most debilitating deception of all is to create a god of my own making, fool myself into believing that this limp god of mine is the true God, and then construct the entirety of my life on this flamboyantly fictional character. Possibly the most devastating realization of all is when the real God shows up, and in the showing up all of this come crashing down.
When her daughter was frightened of a thunderstorm, the author pointed out the verse which declares the Heavens reveal the glory of God. When another storm occurred, her daughter ran to the window. “Mommy, God’s really showing off today!