The Glory of God

“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
The ultimate goal of the universe is to show the glory of God. It is the reason for everything that exists, including you and me. God made it all for His glory.
The glory of God "is the essence of His nature, the weight of His importance, the radiance of His splendor, the demonstration of His power, and the atmosphere of His presence.  God’s glory is best seen in Jesus Christ. He, the Light of the world, illuminates God’s nature. Because of Jesus, we are no longer in the dark about what God is really like."
Right now, God is inviting you to live for His glory by fulfilling the purposes He made you for. Real life begins by committing yourself completely to Jesus Christ. It is the "Christmas present" God wants from you.
We bring glory to God by seeking to know Him more each day, grow  closer to Him and others as we conform our character to be more like His, and by transforming the world as we show God's love to others.  
Now is the time for you to choose to live for the "Glory to God in the highest" - or as it was translated from a very early Christian song, then translated into Latin "Gloria in Excelsis Deo!"  We sing it every Christmas, let's live it every day!
Pastor Tom