(CN) -- A recently recorded video is circulating online of Victoria Osteen, wife of megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen, calling on congregants at Lakewood Church to "do good for your own self" because obedience, the church and worship are not for God as much as for self-happiness.
“I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we’re not doing it for God—I mean, that’s one way to look at it—we’re doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we’re happy,” she declares in the undated 36-second clip with her husband standing by her side and nodding. “That’s the thing that gives Him the greatest joy…”
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As we mature in the faith, we come to realize more and more that it is not about us. It is about God, whose glory fills the heavens. When we see our lives as part of a much larger plan, we understand that enhancing God’s glory is the bottom line. Listen: Part 1 Part 2