All glory goes to God! But what does that mean, and how do you go about giving the glory to God? Glory is honor, credit, and adoration. Giving God the glory is a way to honor him, and here are some practical ways to give God the glory in your everyday life.
If you’ve ever watched a football game or an award show, you’ve probably seen a public gesture where the athlete points to the sky. He or she is thanking God and declaring that it would not have been possible without God. The glory goes to God.
I know you’ve seen me end my posts with, To God Goes The Glory. That is my public gesture of thanking God and declaring that it would not have been possible without Him. But, since most of you aren’t prime athletes or publishing articles on the internet, how can you give God the glory publically?
Give God The Glory With Your Words
The tongue is the hardest muscle to control. I remember years ago making the conscious decision not to say a cuss word. Cussing can almost be an art form for some people, and they find it difficult to say a sentence without one or two cuss words. Cussing has become so normal that it is almost celebrated. You will find videos of small children cussing like a sailor even though they have no idea what they are doing. Coffee mugs and t-shirts proudly display, “I love Jesus, but I cuss a little.” I want to be more like Jesus, and I can’t see Him cussing.
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Give God The Glory With Your Actions
Actions speak louder than words. There were many times when how I acted didn’t match up with what I said. I remember as a child hearing the phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do,” and being confused about what that meant. I understand now, and I realize that acting in ways that are unpleasing to God is not glorifying Him.
17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Give God The Glory With Your Body
Your body is a gift from God. They are the temples, the vessels in which the Holy Spirit resides. We should make sure that we keep our bodies as pure as possible. Practicing self-care through diet, exercise, hygiene, getting enough sleep, and avoiding harmful substances ensures that our bodies are healthy and able to serve and honor the Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
We don’t have to be athletes, or award-winning celebrities to practice giving God the glory. Let you actions speak louder than your words, and let your words sing of God’s praise.
TO GOD GOES THE GLORY!
Have A Blessed Day!