God is for my enjoyment. As I grow in my knowledge of Him, I experience Him more and enjoy Him more. He enriches my life and that is why I have a relationship with God, right? WRONG. Well, kind of. Let me explain. You see, this has been my thinking for a really long time. And I probably would not have blatantly stated this, but as I have analyzed my walk with God, I can see from my behavior that I have understood God to exist for me. But notice, this is such a skewed point of view. Close analyses of Scripture reveals that you and I exist FOR God. Period. Now there is much truth in the fact that as we grow in our knowledge of who God is and as we grow closer in our walk with Him, we experience Him more and enjoy Him more. This is absolutely true. Yet, thinking that God exists for our pleasure is a deadly poison that misconstrues the meaning of our existence. We are for God. We exist for His pleasure, and He rejoices over us with singing (Zephaniah 3:17). He allures us to Himself and betroths us to Him (Hosea 2). His thoughts towards us are precious and countless (Psalm 139:17). He chooses us to stand before Him and to minister to Him (2 Chronicles 29:11). He sees His saints (us) as HIS inheritance (Ephesians 1:18). What an intimate understanding of our God this unfolds. View your life as it truly is: for your Creator. Live to bring Him pleasure. Let that change your life. I know it’s changing mine.
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” –Revelation 4:11