Hey ladies, as Christians, we’re often taught that we should be glorifying God. Scripture is clear–we’re to glorify Him all the time. “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31) But what does that actually mean? How can we glorify God every day and all day long?!
One of the most common ways to glorify God is to praise Him in word and prayer. But there are even more ways that we often forget…and these are ways that are reflective of the way Christ lived!
“Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
Check out these 10 ways to glorify God all day and every day:
- In our thoughts. God knows our minds and our hearts, and our inner self usually reflects our outer actions, deeds and attitudes. So if our desire is to glorify God in everything that we do, then we should ensure that our thoughts and our emotions are glorifying Him by remaining true to His commandments. This isn’t always going to be easy, especially during rough patches in life, but it’s during these trying times that our glorification of God means the most.
- 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.
- In our deeds. “Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” (Matthew 5:16). This includes not only the activities we partake in for others, but also those we do for ourselves. Our deeds should be a reflection of 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.
- 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. How can a person see Christ in cynicism? It’s important to maintain a Godly attitude that encompasses patience, goodness, kindness and compassion.
- In our physical self. The way that we treat the bodies that Christ gifted us with is a way of glorifying Him. Keeping our bodies healthy by not overindulging or undernourishing ourselves, or abusing it with drugs. Modesty is also important in presenting ourselves in a manner that glorifies God.
- In good and bad times. It’s easy to glorify God when things are going well, right? But what about during those times of struggle and suffering? These are the moments when glorifying God means so much. Christ suffered for us, and when we suffer, we grow in our holiness and our relationship with Christ becomes stronger.
- In our work. This relates to school, jobs and chores. Enhancing our minds and strengthening our knowledge are ways that we can use the amazing mind that God gave us! Scripture calls for us to work hard, but to never allow work and money and ambition to consume us or overshadow Him. And every aspect of our work ethic should reveal God’s glory.
- In our play. This includes our entertainment, how we use our time and what we consume our minds with, whether through television shows, movies, books, music and social media. We should be focused on Godly media. In activities such as sports, we should remain true to God’s teachings, such as playing fair, using patience and being honest. And when we hang out with our friends, we should always remember to behave in a manner that glorifies God.
- 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. We must do so with kindness and compassion, as Jesus did. And we must do so without judging the heart or assuming ourselves to be better than others. We should be bringing people to Christ, not turning them away. We should be His disciples.
- In our relationships. The way we treat our families and friends should be a reflection of how Christ treated people. The relationships that we have should adhere to His Word and His design. So, work to create happy and healthy relationships with people.
In the event that I’ve forgotten a specific something, let me reiterate that what ever we do, whatever we say, whatever we feel, whatever we think, whatever we pray, let it all be to the Glory of God!
“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.” (1 Peter 4:11)
Ladies, do you feel that you glorify God all day, every day?