We live in a world of self-help and self-made men. The self-help and business educational markets are multi-billion dollar industries world-wide. We seek to discover how we can forge our own paths and create the lives and lifestyles of our own choosing. Our selfish human nature desires to create ourselves in a form of our own design, choosing to forget that we all entered this life naked and helpless.

Embracing God as Creator is important in the Christian life to fully surrender our hearts to Him. The heavens declare His glory specifically because He is our creator:

The twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:

“You are worthy, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

for you created all things,

and by your will they were created

and have their being.”

Revelation 4:10-11

We Owe It All

There is nothing that was made that wasn’t made by God. Every natural resource, every moment of every day, every breath we take is a direct result of God’s creation, and for that, we must be eternally grateful. There is nothing wrong with choosing to make ourselves better today than we were yesterday, but we must do so in light of who we are: created beings. Our existence is owing to our Creator God, so every bit of improvement we make to ourselves should be as an offering to this creator, not an offering to ourselves.

God desires for us to grow in wisdom, wealth and prosperity, but not for our own glory. He desires that we grow in these things so that we may offer up to Him glory, which He happily shares with us (Revelation 3:21). God has made us in His own image to reflect His glory, not to create a glory of our own.

So God created mankind in his own image,

in the image of God he created them;

male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27

You Are Worthy

As we seek to better ourselves every day through our emotions, will, power, wealth and glory, we must choose to offer those to God, for without Him, we have no being. All that we do, earn and make is all because of God’s creation and grace. But what a joy to offer everything we are and have to God, for He freely shares back with us the wealth of His kingdom for eternity.

May we join with the elders of highest honor and authority, who attend before His throne, as they cry:

You are worthy, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

for you created all things,

and by your will they were created

and have their being.

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