Read Rick’s 31-Day Devotions
You must be clear on the most critical thing in your life because that thought will be the grid through which you will think about and do life with God and others. The good news is that there is no mystery to what that thing should be. Paul forever solidified what the primary objective of anyone’s life should be.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Paul’s chief aim was an all-inclusive, transcending goal, and nothing surpassed it. Nothing was of higher value than to glorify God. Glorifying the Lord should be every person’s top objective in life. Of course, most folks don’t know that there will be a day when we all will glorify God. When the Lord rolls up the carpet on time, all people in heaven and hell will glorify God throughout eternity (Philippians 2:9-11).
To “glorify God” means that He is your chief aim. It could suggest “spreading the fame of God” or making “His name great in all the earth.” It carries the idea of “giving Him all honor and respect” to Him alone. It’s like standing in holy awe of Him for who He is, and from that perspective, you live your life. The weight of His worth is what gives you meaning, focus, and direction for living well on His earth.
Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).