I make a lot of decisions each day. I make decision on what I eat for lunch and how much time I give to my family and student ministry. Honestly, most of the decisions I make on a daily basis are usually focused upon myself. Ouch right? I'm sure you can relate in some way. One of the questions that I am struggling through in my ministry and personal life is:
"Does this decision point me to God?"
Paul was an inspirational leader in the early church. He wrote about making decisions that matter to God.
"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31.
In my ministry, "does my ministry point people to God or to me?" In my media choices, "does this TV show/movie/music point me closer to God?" In my marriage, "does the way I treat my wife help her feel the love of God?" In my parenting, "does Micah feel closer to God around me?" In my friendships, "do my friends feel closer to God because of my decisions?"
The answer to these questions could explain what you and I worship.
Life has a way of complicating the simple, most important parts of our lives. God is the center. Everything must flow out of this relationship and pour into others.
What about you? How important is the question, "does this decision point me to God?"