To be effective Christians, we must be filled with the Spirit continually. We must walk in the Spirit. The foundation of our entire life must be the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God dwelling richly in us. My purpose on earth is this: "Whatsoever I do, whether I eat or drink, I do all to glorify God" (see 1 Cor inthians 10:31). This is a great and holy privilege.
So many are doing this as they minister overseas. Many here in their home areas, as they work so hard, minister diligently. Let me encourage you to pray for each other, and always remember that "whosoever offereth praise glorifies God."
Glorify God in the fire (Isaiah 24:15). When you are in the fire of sickness, the fire of need, or the fire of pain and rejection, glorify Him. When you have prayed, and still you go through the fire of not experiencing your heart's desire, glorify Him. When you are suffering because you are a Christian-like many others who have given their lives for Christ-glorify God (1 Peter 4:16).
Glorify God for the mercy He has given (Romans 15:9). God will help us to exalt Him, magnify Him, honor Him, and reveal Him for the mercy He has given. Let's glorify God with one mind and one mouth (Romans 15:6).