We talk about glorifying God all the time. We are told to do it in church, and we also tell others to make it part of their Christian life.
But what does glorifying God mean?
We glorify God when we do things that are beyond our own strength.
When people see you, they should know that it is not you but the God you serve that is running your life. (Hebrews 13:15-16)
So how do we do it?
Okay, there is more to worship than just singing worship songs during prayer time or when you go to church.
Worship God in everything you do.
Your thoughts and actions should all be a form of worship.
Yes, singing worship music is an important step, but that is not where worshiping ends. It needs to be an on-going process that you do every single minute of the day.
Loving Other People
Loving others unconditionally should be the thing that separates believers from unbelievers.
Truth be told it is not easy to love other people because they don’t treat us right all the time but, as believers, we operate from the point of overflow, and that means we are capable of loving others unconditionally.
Loving others brings glory to God because people are able to see the light in us.
They also get to know that it is because of God’s love for us that we are able to love them even when they don’t deserve it.
Making The Right Decisions
Making the right decisions based on the word of God is a way of glorifying God.
Making the right decisions will be challenging at times. But when we choose to do what is scripturally right instead of what is popular, all glory goes to God.
We glorify God when we go out of our way to help others.
There are very many different ways we can serve people in the world.
Having the willingness to do that and going ahead to serve them when an opportunity comes is essential.
Jesus came to serve us, and he said that a servant is not greater than his master (Matthew 10:24), we need to be like him.
We may find it hard to serve other people, maybe because they are difficult to deal with or because of our personality, but that is the whole point of being a servant.
It is not easy, but we do it anyway.
How do we become Christ-like?
By reading the word of God, knowing who Jesus is, how he lived, and his character.
We also become Christ-like when we allow the Holy Spirit to take charge of our lives.
A Christ-like person will talk, think, and treat others the way Christ did.
It doesn’t mean you will be perfect like Jesus. Becoming Christ-like is an on-going process.
The Holy Spirit will help us to be more like Christ until the day Jesus comes back, or we go to be with him.
Singing and praying are great ways of glorifying God, but they are not the only ways we can do that.
Everything we do should glorify God.