Your daily dose of true beauty advice…
“I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made” (Isaiah 43:6-7).
Ever wonder exactly why God created you? Or why he placed children in your specific family? God couldn’t have spelled it out any plainer than in Isaiah 43:6-7. He created you and me for one purpose: to showcase His glory, to enjoy it, display it, and demonstrate it every day to all those we encounter.
What does it mean to put His glory on display? It means highlighting His attributes and characteristics. It means making hard choices to do the right—that is, the righteous—thing. It means biting your tongue from gossiping, going out of your way for a neighbor in need, telling the truth even when it’s hard, not snapping back when someone hurts you, or speaking freely and openly about your Father in heaven. In short, it’s living like Jesus lived when He walked on earth.
~Joni Eareckson Tada in “We Were Made for This,” Joni and Friends Daily Devotional, August 3, 2012