This post was originally published by the author on his old blog page.
Here is a thought for today (and every day) – maybe better a challenge: Corum Deo- to live your life each and every day before the LORD.
What does this mean? After all, God sees all things – so everything is done and lived out “before God”! Coram Deo, simply put, is to intentionally live out our lives, our decisions, our words, and our hearts with God at the forefront. It is to really grasp that God is really Omnipresent, and so we also must come to grips with the fact that not a single action or thought in our lives is beyond God’s view! It is also the vivid reminder that we all must give an account one day. Whether we be lost headed for eternal judgment in Hell and the Lake of fire because we are unregenerate sinners, or we are born-again, yet living outside of our professed faith (Jesus said if we love Him, we will keep His commands! – John 14:15). All must give an account.
Living Coram Deo means to live out our entire lives, every moment of every day, in the presence of, and in submission to God and His Sovereign authority.
To live a life of Coram Deo means to live a life of integrity. It means we will recognize that our lives paint a picture to the world (I have preached it as our lives as a living epistle to the lost world).
Living Coram Deo means that we not only keep Christ’s commands, but that we most importantly act out of love, and speak Truth even in the face of opposition.
Coram Deo will rarely be the easy way. Indeed, living every moment of our lives under awareness of God’s oversight and authority will indeed put all of the trifles and struggles, temptations and frustrations in proper perspective.
How has my life today honored and glorified God? Are my decisions today pleasing to God? Are the words I choose to use going to point others to the Savior? Are the priorities I set, God’s priorities?
Won’t you prayerfully contemplate the challenge?