Five Minute Focus: Renown of Christ

Do you know what the word renown means? Here are a few synonyms to help you out if you are unsure: celebrity, glory, distinction, eminence. On my drive to work each morning, I listen to the National Public Radio news and other discussions. Even though the news is often heavy and weighs on my heart, I do feel that it’s important to know what is going on in the world. After an hour and a half of listening, I plop into my office chair with one big question running through my mind–how have we all lost ourselves that the world has now come to this? I pray a little bit before starting my computer and I hum a few verses of a song that always manages to touch and re-focus my heart. The lyrics go like this: there is a season for everything, there is a reason for all things here on earth, every second of every moment seems to have its worth, rest assured that life’s not in vain for all things work here for His fame. Time has come to raise our hearts as one and glorify the God of everything, we live our lives for the renown of Christ, oh, we are children of the sovereign King! You see, no matter what happens in this world, we need to get back to living our lives for the renown, or glory or distinction of Christ. Take five minutes to think about restructuring your life around living for the purpose of magnifying God. The lyrics of this song are from MercyMe’s "Time Has Come." Take a short listen to help inspire the change God wants for you in the way you live your life.

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