Someday we will join the saints in glorifying our Lord. But we are instructed to do our best to glorify him in our earthly lives as well. I love this prayer that I just came across in Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening. I struggle to find my life’s purpose, so this is particularly meaningful for me.
“Lord, help me to glorify thee;
I am poor; help me to glorify thee by contentment;
I am sick; help me to give thee honour by patience;
I have talents; help me to extol thee by spending them for thee;
I have time; Lord, help me to redeem it, that I may serve thee;
I have a heart to feel; Lord, let that heart feel no love but thine, and glow with no flame but affection for thee;
I have a head to think; Lord, help me to think of thee and for thee; thou hast put me in this world for something; Lord, show me what that is, and help me to work out my life-purpose: I cannot do much; but as the widow put in her two mites, which were all her living, so, Lord, I cast my time and eternity too into thy treasury; I am all thine; take me, and enable me to glorify thee now, in all that I say, in all that I do, and with all that I have.”