What does God want from us? He wants to spend time with us, hear our praise, worship, and thankfulness, and for us to make him the center of our world. Doesn’t that sound like it’s all about him? This is how good he is: when we do the things he likes for us to do, it becomes about us! He made me aware that spending time with him makes me a better person, so the time I spend honoring him, improves the quality of my life.
Jesus sacrificing his life was not about him, it was about us, and giving us a way to spend eternity with him, and it starts the moment we accepted him as our Savior. It helps us deal with life here on earth, and gives us a way out when the end comes. So you see, everything he does is because he loves us.
Can you see God’s ability to turn this around? You can look at your time spent in worship as honoring God, but the truth is, it’s also a selfish act because it improves your own life. Those of you who are all about “you,” honor God with your praise, worship, and thankfulness, and it will improve your life, and that’s how he wants it! That is lavished love! It’s overwhelming, abundant, and totally unselfish of him!
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:4-5