coram deo – under the gaze of god


Coram Deo– I live in the presence, under the authority, and to the glory of God. I walk in integrity and live by principle.

Coram Deo is the concept of living in the presence of, before the face of, under the authority of God, and to the honor and glory of God. To live in the presence of God is to understand that whatever I am doing and wherever I am doing it, I am acting under the gaze of God. There is no place so remote that I can escape His penetrating gaze.

To live all of life coram Deo is to live a life of integrity. It is a life of wholeness that finds its unity and coherency in the fear of God.

A fragmented life is a life of disintegration. It is marked by inconsistency, disharmony, confusion, conflict, contradiction, and chaos. 

Being a person of integrity means that I do not compartmentalize my life into spiritual and secular.  What I do in my secular vocation is guided by my spiritual outlook.

I am basically a spiritual being. My doing comes from my being.  I cannot divorce who I am, from what I do. My behavior is informed by my identity.

Even when I do what others consider mundane, I do it for God’s glory because all of life is spiritual at its core.

I demonstrate integrity by living a life of consistency. It is a life that is open before God. It is a life in which all that I do is done as to the Lord.

It is a life lived by principle, not expediency; by humility before God, not defiance. It is a life lived under the tutelage of conscience that is held captive by the Word of God.

I choose, even when it is politically incorrect, to live Coram Deo, in the presence of God and to God’s glory.

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