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A view of God.

Posted by akafitness on February 3, 2009

So I presume that we all watched one of the greatest Super Bowls in all of NFL history this past Sunday. Talk about riveting! I am an native Arizonan, so this was a long, long, long time coming. I found myself beside myself. Sweating and tearing in sheer angst, anxiety, frustration and jubilation. It was a surreal experience. There was a moment that I though to myself  “So this is what it is like for people when THEIR team is in the Super Bowl. AWESOME!!” And it wasn’t just some team, a team that has come from behind to blow the minds of many. No one really saw this coming. Even better!

Then there was that defining moment towards the end of  the second half where Fitzgerald scooped up the ball on an interception and ran for the TD line. His eyes as big as a child being chased by the boogie monster with the flicker of hope that said “This could be something HUGE, BIG!”  I am sure I am not alone when I say that the noise level was deafening and palpable as we screamed merciless at the T.V. We all knew that this was something so big. Huge! Pivotal even. And then Fitzgerald crosses the line and what is one of the first thing he does? Yes, the iconic pointing of the finger to the sky symbolizing that this HUGE thing that just happened had nothing to do with him, a mere man. That there was something or someone who Fitzgeral chose to direct all of that power, strength, achievement and beauty towards.  And in that moment Fitzgerald gave us all a view of God. 

The greek word for glory is doxa, it means view of, good opinion, honor, value or weight. In our pursuit to be living examples of the better way in ALL areas of our life (spiritual, physical, social, mental/emotional- biblical wholism), it is important that “whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do,do it all for the glory of God ” (1 corinthians 10:31) We must be conscious of our doxa. I love how where it matters most for us, like how we are to LIVE, God makes it very simple for us. We can simplify our live by asking one thing, “Does who I am and what I do glorify the One who Is?” Glory is something we are given and we give, not something we do. Glory is a byproduct of the choices we make and a lifestyle we create.  In all things you are either giving good view, opinion and value to the Creator God, the One who is, or you are not. One way brings you lasting joy and fulfillment while the other will leave you feeling depleted and in need for another fix. This is why as disciples of Jesus, the one who came to show us a better way, it is crucial that we  stay correctable and humble so that in every part of our lives we are giving others a beautiful view of God.  God receives glory and you receive joy.

4 Responses to “A view of God.”

  1. akafitness said

    (Just wanted to move this under this weeks comment. This is what Debbie just wrote…)

    Hello! Well, I just dedicated the whole morning to study and pray. I feel so very blessed to have the opportunity to stew in God words for an extended period of time. After reading Week 2 lessons, I told my husband by Gods grace Alisa will be on the Oprah show and she will be sharing Weigh Less Feed More with millions.

    All My Love,
    Debbie

  2. akafitness said

    To which I wrote…

    Debbie, I am happy to hear that you are finding some time and space to spend with time with God. And if weigh less has been a tiny part of helping you find that space then God is having his way with this creation if his that is Weigh Less. Love it!
    The Oprah show huh? Well, God’s driving the bus, I am just happy to have a seat on the bus with all of you, and we will just see where this thing goes! For his glory!!!

  3. Phyllis said

    What you are saying in your message above is so good and true. I am working each day to let go of all the things that “I” can do to make my life better and putting them in God’s hands. You so eloquently said it above:
    “whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do,do it all for the glory of God ” (1 corinthians 10:31) We must be conscious of our doxa. I love how where it matters most for us, like how we are to LIVE, God makes it very simple for us. We can simplify our live by asking one thing, “Does who I am and what I do glorify the One who Is?”’

    When I see to it that what I’m doing glorifies God, I am worshiping Him (what a concept!). AND in doing that I am setting myself apart for His glory.

    When I allow the things of my daily routine to keep me consumed, occupied and so totally absorbed, just that so that I can do things MY WAY, it KEEPS me from being holy. This kind of behavior keeps me feeding & giving the glory to what ‘I can do’. The very things that make me perform in order to have a good life, can so easily keep me from living a sanctified/set apart/God glorified life.

    I am learning to pry myself away from the things that I “have” to do to “look” whole. And I am learning how to “prepare” myself to be holy. Holy is not what I do, but what I am. Not because I want to be holy, but because HE is holy!

    Even what and how I eat, the foods I choose to put in me & the way I use my body (being active) can glorify God!!! He gives so many opportunities to glorify and worship him. Wow… how He loves ME!

    Oooh, I hope all that makes sense. I think I am rambling. With that I will say Be blessed and be well!

  4. akafitness said

    Yes Yes Yes!! You are on the right track Phyllis. We have made it so so very complicated haven’t we? And you are right on in saying..

    “When I see to it that what I’m doing glorifies God, I am worshiping Him (what a concept!). AND in doing that I am setting myself apart for His glory.”

    God doesn’t want to ADD to our “to-do” list yet at the same time he might ask us to do something that we don’t naturally want to do, but when we humble ourselves to hear from him and he tells us to LET GO of somethings so that we might PICK UP something else it will be for his glory and our joy! No wasted energy!! One continuous giving and joy cycle between us and God so that we may give others a view of God. God rocks if you ask me. The big challenge is can we have joy in our suffering??? Oooh. That’s the tough one.

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