Glorify God in all you do. 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
I have to be honest, I have been struggling lately with the question, “Am I glorifying God in the things that I do?” We are free to make personal choices in life, but we are not to do anything that causes another person to “stumble” or sin in his own walk with God. We are to see the good of others 1 Corinthians 10:32-33 “Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God-even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.”
Glorifying God in everything means we honor Him in our thoughts and actions. Our thoughts are to be set on the things of God and the Word of God. When we focus on God’s Word, we know what is right and can follow through with doing what is right.
I recently came across these 10 ways to glorify God every day: 1. In our thoughts-God knows our minds and our heart, and our inner self usually reflects our outer actions, deeds and attitudes. 2. In our words-The way we speak to others and about others should be glorifying to God. So avoid abusive or harsh words, sarcasm, gossip and negative language that’s meant to hurt, insult, abuse or belittle. 3. In our deeds-Matthew 5:16 “Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Our deeds should reflect Christ. So when people see what you do for others, they see Christ in your actions. And in glorifying Him, we should be sure not to put the focus on ourselves. 4. In our attitude-Our perspective about life, people and ourselves is an outward reflection of our inner self. People are usually turned off by a negative or pessimistic person. It’s important to maintain a Godly attitude that encompasses patience, goodness, kindness and compassion. 5. In our physical self-The way we treat our bodies that Christ gifted us with is a way of glorifying Him. 6. In good and bad times-It’s easy to glorify God when things are going well. But what about the times of struggle and suffering? Christ suffered for us, and when we suffer, we grow in our holiness and our relationship with Christ becomes stronger. 7. In our work-Scripture calls for us to work hard, but to never allow work and money and ambition to consume us or overshadow Him. 8. In our play-This includes our entertainment, how we use or time and what we consume our minds with, whether through television shows, movies, books, music and social media. 9. In our evangelizing-Glorify His name at every opportunity. This includes not taking His name in vain. And when sharing the Word with others, we must do so in a manner that adheres to His teaching, not our own agendas. 10. In our relationships-The way we treat our families and friends should be a reflection of how Christ treated people.
1 Peter 4:11 “Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
When you glorify God, you usher His power and majesty into your daily life. The glory of God can change the ordinary into the extraordinary. Seek His glory in everything.