I recently read through a devotional by RC Sproul that unveiled this phrase that changed my life: Living coram Deo.
What does it mean?
“Living coram Deo is to live one’s entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the glory of God.”
In breaking this down I saw the essence of the Christian life clearer than I ever had before.
To live in the presence of God is to realize that wherever or whatever we are doing we are always under the loving gaze of the Father.
To live under His authority is to be keenly aware of Him and His sovereignty, recognizing that there is no higher calling than honoring Him.
To live to His glory is to have a life marked by integrity, a life of consistency, a life of wholeness that finds its all in all in the majesty of the Lord.
Still wondering what this means?
It means that David was no less glorifying the Lord as a shepherd boy than he was as the king of Israel. It means that Jesus was bringing glory and honor to God just as much during his active ministry as he was as a carpenter. It means that wherever you are, as unglamorous and mundane as it may sometime seem, in living coram Deo you are fulfilling your highest possible calling.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. -John 10:10