Motivated by God’s Glory

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“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and faithfulness!” Psalm 115:1

“and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written,
‘Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.'” Romans 15:20-21

As we saw in the book of Acts, Paul had a pattern of sending and being sent. What’s been encouraging and challenging to me is why Paul was compelled to live this way.

“To preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named.”

Paul’s motivation for sending others out and for being sent out himself was that God’s glory and fame would increase as more and more were introduced to the person of Jesus Christ, the gospel! The reason people moved was for none other than the mission of God. What a great reminder – “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory.” For God’s name and for His glory is why we labor. What a worthwhile cause!

Prayer this week: that we would be motivated by God’s glory to seek His kingdom expansion! 

I am incredibly excited for how God is going to move through us and around us.

I love you guys. Press on!

I have been rescued by the love of God through Christ. It is the love of Christ that compels me to pursue a life that says, "He must increase, but I must decrease." I am married to Stefani, the love of my life, and we have 4 children including three amazingly beautiful daughters, Makayla, Molly & Maycee and one wonderful son, Myles.

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