1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV  –  So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

     The church exists for the purpose of glorifying God and reaching the lost.  As fallen people we often forget that our innate sinful nature is self-centered. 
     In his book ‘ The Purpose Driven Life’, the first sentence in Rick Warren’s book reads, “It’s not about you”.  Personally speaking, I believe that was the most important sentence found within the entire book.  He opens with the acknowledgement that our lives should have meaning greater than ourselves.  Warren’s first sentence conveys the idea that we have purpose; that purpose is to glorify God and to reach the lost.
     If we focus on our wants and desires we too often miss opportunities to reach the lost simply because we were not tuned into their needs.  Every time we serve another person we glorify God through our actions.
     To the many within our church who help others, and to those who reach out to the lost, thank you for glorifying God through your lives.