For Your glory I will do anything Just to see You To behold You as my King
I sing this song with such passion and heartfelt emotion. I feel myself reaching out to God when I hear this song. I fervently want to express to Him that my heart cries are synonymous to the words my lips sing.
But what does living this out fully and completely look like?
For Your glory
Glory is the manifestation of God’s presence; it is the proof of God’s existence to a world that cannot “see” Him. The Bible tells us that the Lord is with us and He is our stronghold (Psalm 46:7). In order for others to recognize that the same God that is in us, also dwells in them, we must live our lives fully presentational of His Glory – displaying His presence and His existence. Knowing this, for God to be made known throughout all the nations, we must do all things with Him, through Him, and for Him.
I will do anything
Anything is an indication of a range. When speaking of what could and should be done for a God who has done and will do all for us, anything should be a series of actions that are never ending, no matter what. This means that no matter the trials, regardless of our season and despite our discomfort, we will show all our love and unfailingly serve a God who is constant. We will strive to show the love He has given us through His Son – not because we must do so to receive what He has for us, but because we want to as a display of our gratitude.
Just to see You
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.” Romans 1:20-23 (NIV)
Through our fleshly eyes, we will never physically see the God of creation, but through those same eyes we can see clearly His power and His nature made evident through how our neighbors respond and react. For us, this means that our brothers and sisters who may be weaker in their faith look to us to see God’s eternal power and divine nature. Our life must be evidence of these things. Naturally, because we are still human, we will never do this perfectly. We may slip and fail to be representative of God in one or many areas of our lives, but our responses/reactions to these failures can help to illuminate God as we seek Him to help us improve.
To behold You as my King
God is beheld as our Savior and King through our actions. He will see us glorifying his name clearly through our love for our neighbor and the words spoken from our tongues. Most clearly, God is beheld in our hearts – deeply woven into who we are. Our values and beliefs should be a reflection of the God we hold in our hearts, in this He is held most high.
“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT)