Glory to God
- Does Your Life Show It?
What do others think when they look at your life?
Are they likely to give Glory to God
for what they see?
This is the heart of the matter: does your heart belong
to Jesus Christ?
If you have not yet made that step, if you have yet to
asked Him in, HE invites
you to do that now.
to God - His Creation and Works
Honor, praise, renown, distinction
- all are words synonymous with glory.
As a manifestation of the work of
His hands, all creation brings Glory to God.
In Genesis 1:31 we read, "God saw all that he had made, and it was very
And there was evening, and there was morning-the sixth day." Psalm
"The heavens declare the Glory to
God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
" God's very
work praises Him and brings Him glory.
to God is displayed through His mighty actions. Psalm 111:3,
and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.
In Psalm 138:5 we read, "May they sing of the ways of the LORD,
the glory of the LORD is great."
Exodus 15:11 says, "Who
among the gods is like you, O LORD?
Who is like you - majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory, working wonders?"
No one can accomplish what God can.
He is above and beyond our comprehension.
to God - The Life and Death of Jesus Christ
to God was the life purpose of Jesus Christ. Following His birth,
the angels declared the Glory to God: "Suddenly
a great company of the
heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God
'Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.'"
Glorifying God, the Father, was Jesus' role on earth. In John
8:54, Jesus said,
"Jesus replied, 'If I glorify myself, my glory means
nothing. My Father,
whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies
Strange as it may sound at first, the crucifixion
of Jesus Christ is perhaps the
greatest display of Glory
to God. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the
he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him
shall not perish
but have eternal life." In order that God's purposes
from the beginning
would be fulfilled, Jesus Christ made the
ultimate sacrifice. He died and
rose again three days later in
victory over sin and death. In that act, He
set us free from
the slavery of sin, so that we might enjoy eternal life
God in His eternal kingdom by grace through faith in Him.
to God is expressed by John as he describes the eternal heaven.
Revelation 21:23 says, "The city does not need the sun or
the moon to
shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light,
and the Lamb is its
lamp." What a miraculous place
heaven will be, illuminated by God's
Glory to God
- New Life in Christ
Believers are called to bring Glory
to God. In 1 Corinthians 10:31,
the Apostle Paul exhorts, "So
whether you eat or drink or
whatever you do, do it all for the glory of
God." Believers are
called to give Glory
to God by what we say and do. It does
not mean that we are adding
to the glory God already has.
It means we are revealing the Glory
to God to the world through
our words, lifestyle, and behavior.
It also means that
we are giving God our praise and adoration.
can believers bring glory and praise to our God?
We can submit to God's will
in all things, and be willing to
suffer for Him (John 21:18-19). We are to
with what God has given us (Philippians 4:11) and not worry,
knowing God will take care of us (Philippians 4:19).
We can rely on God for
strength instead of relying on
ourselves (Philippians 4:13). We can help
others and give
the Glory to God by praising
Him with our mouths.
We are called to be selfless and humble (Philippians
We show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
gentleness, and self-control in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23).
None of these
things is easy, nor do they come naturally.
But through faith in Jesus Christ,
the transformation of our lives is possible.
When we submit to His will, we
bring Glory to God.
Corinthians 3:18 says, "And we, who with unveiled faces
all reflect the
Lord's glory, are being transformed into his
likeness with ever-increasing
glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
to God - Does Your Life Show It?
What do others think when they
look at your life?
Are they likely to give Glory
to God for what they see?
This is the heart of the matter: does
your heart belong to Jesus Christ?
If you have not yet made that step, if
you have yet to
asked Him in, we
invite you to do that now.
recognize that nothing you have is yours apart from the
will of God. All your
talents, abilities, even your possessions,
are yours because God has allowed
them into your life.
When you use those resources for HIS kingdom,
then God receives all the glory
just as it should be.
THOUGHT CONDITIONERS By Norman Vincent Peale