Daily Lenten devotional 2.29.16

clay potDay 20, Week 3:  God’s Will (Clay Pot)

Today’s scripture passage:

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.  Ephesians 1:11-12 NIV

Today’s verse shows us the ultimate purpose of God’s will – that we might glorify him.  God receives glory when I follow him in ways that make no sense to the world, or even to people I love.  God receives glory when I discipline my children rather than letting things slide, because his will is for my children to be respectful and productive.  God receives glory when I keep writing in addition to working full-time, because I use the talents he’s given me.  As long as I conform my life to his purposes, I bring him glory.

Today’s reflection:  

How can you give God glory by conforming to his purposes?

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