Several times during our message this past Sunday, Chet urged us to travel along the “Glory Road.” Now, he wasn’t referring to the winners exhibit in the Nascar Hall of Fame, or referencing the 2006 sports movie about the UTEP basketball team, and he wasn’t focusing on any Kentucky race horses.
No, he was highlighting a way of life—a life that glorifies God.
Watching the testimony of how Paul conducted himself in Acts 25 during his trial with the Roman governor, Porcius Festus, we get to see someone actually “motoring” along that Glory Road. It was a powerful example. Paul was determined to give glory to God by doing what the Lord had asked him to do (to go to Rome).
It begs the question, how can we give glory to God? How can we “motor” along the Glory Road?
Step One: Grab a map!
We need some coordinates, some cross roads, and some directions. We need to know some sign posts, hear the stories of those who have previously made the trip, and confirm our destination.
We have such a map in the Word of God. It clearly lays out our goals and directions, and it records the testimonies of those who have gone before us. With His Word in hand, we can be directed, encouraged, counseled, and reinforced. With His voice in our heads, we can confidently move along the Glory Road.
Step Two: Link up with others traveling in the same direction.
We need companionship and support. We can’t walk this road alone. We need advice, corrections, and assurances that we are on the right path. Our friends in Christ give us all of that and more. The Glory Road is so much easier when we do it side by side.
So, this week, let’s keep 1 Corinthians 10:31 (“…do all for the glory of God”) at the forefront of our hearts. Let’s keep our minds focused on His Word. Let’s “google” our current location often. We can’t afford to be a few feet off in any direction.
Let’s stay connected with our brothers and sisters in Christ. We need each other! These “lifelines” and “shoutouts” literally keep us going.
Text a buddy with a verse or a song—they are directions for our soul. Nudge them along with a word of encouragement. Pray specifically for a friend and let them know you are standing with them in a difficult moment. We are all in this together.
Okay, everybody up! Glory Road, here we come!