If you have heard of the Westminster Catechism you would know that it is a series of questions and answers that were put together by several clergymen many years ago. It asks theological questions and then gives the biblical answer.
The first question is “What is the chief end of man?” In other words, “Why are we here, why do we exist, what is our purpose?” And the answer is, “To glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”
What an amazing answer. We know the glory of God is the manifest presence of God. To glorify God is to live and act in such a way that we manifest His presence within our sphere of influence.
Throughout my christian life I have heard many people talk about glorifying God but it always seemed to mean “I don’t drink, smoke or chew and I don’t go with girls who do.” Somehow by my living self-righteously I would produce the presence of God in the earth. When in fact it produced the opposite.
And then the second part of the catechism wasn’t even talked about. “To enjoy God forever.” They left out the best part.
When you discover what Jesus Christ did for you at the cross and that through faith in Christ alone God is calling you to come boldly to the throne of grace. He is inviting you into His holy presence anytime, anywhere, no matter what you have done or no matter what you may be struggling with right now.
It is His amazing grace that what will cause you to experience His presence, His love, His goodness and His blessing. His glory, which is His manifested presence will create within you the desire to, “Enjoy Him forever.” Enjoying Him in your everyday life will glorify Him. It will bring alive in other people the desire to know and enjoy God themselves.
Enjoying God. Enjoying Life.