Isa 63.12 That led [them] by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
In recounting the history of God’s dealings with the nation of Israel, Isaiah talks about how God led Israel by Moses with His glorious arm. Why? To make Himself an everlasting Name. The number one priority of God in leading His people is that His Name would be made glorious and everlasting. That is true of us today as the bride of Christ. If our motivation for obeying God be based on lesser reasons, we will inevitably become a me-centered, man-centered Christian.
Our very purpose for being created and redeemed is that Jesus’ Name would be made glorious and everlasting. I so easily forget that. I am so prone to think that the universe revolves around the humanistic trinity of “me, myself and I.” After all, God wants me to be happy, doesn’t He? Yes, if your happiness comes from Him and revolves around Him and what He has done for you in and through His Son, Jesus Christ.
How important it is for us to take a step back throughout the day and ponder this thought: Is my focus and motive for doing what I do and say today rooted in desiring to make The Name of my God glorious and everlasting, or simply to make sure that I am happy? Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. By thinking about our Provider and thanking Him for our basic daily necessities, we give glory to God and make His Name everlasting.
Yield to the leading of The Holy Spirit today, beloved. Allow Him to “divide” your time and divine appointments. I’ve been told that your walk with Jesus is only “hard” when you kick against the goads of His providence. In all things, seek to make The Name of Jesus glorious and everlasting.