I meet with a group of men every week and right now we are working our way through The Resolution for Men by Randy Alcorn. I came across this quote recently and was moved by it:
Ask yourself: “Is my life about me or about Him? Is it a picture of honor or dishonor toward God? Do my business practices, actions at church, and goals in life make Him shine or bring Him shame?”
The idea of making God shine is compelling. We are called to do all things to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). We should desire to live in such a way that His greatness becomes known more and more through our lives (Psalm 96:3). We should live to make the name of Christ famous. His renown should be our intense focus (Is. 26:8).
So, are you bringing Him shame or making Him shine? I leave you with that food for thought.