“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you out by your name; you are mine!” Isaiah 43:1b, HCSB
I have been set free to glorify you… but how do I do that?
Enjoy you. That’s not really concrete. How?
Often I will take on the qualities of people I admire. I’ll adopt a phrase of theirs. Mimic a habit I find interesting or endearing. Take on a look—perhaps a hairstyle. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?
Usually when I love a person, I speak highly of them. I share about them—their joys, their doings, or how I got to visit with them.
And, when there is one I call beloved, I miss them when they’re not around. Think on them. Pine for them.
Why all of this? Because I love them. I enjoy them.
If I enjoy you like this, Jesus, does that bring you glory? Is this what it means to have Christ in me? Is this how I fulfill my purpose in you?
Break away the barriers, then. You set me free for your glory; let me glorify you freely.