Soli Deo gloria is the latin term for glory to God alone. It is an expression that we Christians use to declare that we are not to be worshipped or admired for that which is accomplished through us. The glory belongs to God and God alone. All that we are and all that we do in this life and the next for that matter, occurs under the sovereign will of God. Isaiah 46:10 states “Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure.'” God established us and He will use this ministry and each of us as pleases Him.
The purpose of mankind according to Westminster Catechism is “to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” I hope you are catching the theme. God’s glory not man’s. The ministry is simply our way of serving all of you. Through that service God willing, He will be glorified. Our prayer is that each of you reading this will begin to crave a relationship with God. To know God more and more deeply through interactions with God and his people such as this ministry.
I wanted to include this scripture from Acts as it describes the difference between doing service in our own power and fulfilling a calling from God. Acts 5:38b-39 says “For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” (It is Gamaliel speaking to the Sanhedrin.) We used For His Glory as it is our desire and hope that all that is accomplished with and through this ministry is done by the power of God as well as to His glory!
The name itself is not profound or new in Christian and non-Christian circles. It is our way of honoring God, his calling for us, and his will being fulfilled in our lives. Pray with us that this ministry is limited only by God and that 1 Timothy 1:17 is fulfilled: “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Find Westminster Catechism: http://www.shortercatechism.com/resources/boston/wsc_bo_001.html
All Scriptural references taken from the NIV Bible.