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Every Hour We Need to Serve Our Father

Consider that every hour is meant for you to glorify your Heavenly Father.


Our verse for today comes from John 12:27, ” Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. “


In the movie It’s A Wonderful Life , George Bailey is a young man who had his whole life all mapped out. Having graduated high school, he went to work for his father at the Bailey Building & Loan, biding his time until his younger brother Harry graduated so that he could take George’s place and free George up to continue following his dreams. The night of Harry’s graduation party at the school, George ends up sharing a dance and the walk home with a neighborhood girl named Mary. On their way home, they pass by the old Granville house, a deserted building that now serves as a wishing well to anyone who can successfully throw a rock and bust the glass out of any of the remaining pieces of windows. After George accomplishes this somewhat challenging feat, Mary asks him what he wished for. And that’s all the prompting George needed. He tells her that he doesn’t have just one wish, but a whole hatful. He says, ” I know what I’m gonna do tomorrow and the next day and the next year and the year after that. ” His plans included world travel, higher education, magnificent business success and leaving his rather large mark on the world. Everything he planned and did was intent on getting him the life that he wanted for himself.


Jesus had a plan for His life, too. In fact, His life and everything about it pointed to a particular hour. Not exactly a literal hour, but a period of time that took Him to the cross and His ultimate resurrection. And He summed it all up when He told His Father to glorify His Name through Him. All that Jesus came for and did and was about had the expressed purpose of glorifying God and magnifying His great Name. Even down to the toughest hour, when betrayal was coming and death was on the horizon. He knew what He was going to do the next day and the next year and the year after that. He was going to glorify God. And that is His plan for you. Whether you have your life mapped out like George or not, make sure that glorifying God is at the top of the list. It’s the only way to a wonderful life.


As we seek Him today, consider that every hour is meant for you to glorify your Heavenly Father. Run that through your mind as you make the choices you do, both great and small.

AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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