To God be the Glory

Psalm 19:1
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

Romans 3:23
“For all fall short of the glory of God.

Hebrews 1:3a
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.”

Jude 1:25
“to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!”

Revelation 4:11
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

I was thinking about the concept of glory this week. I believe it is something we (myself included) don’t take seriously. Glory is defined as “very great praise, honor, fame, worshipful thanksgiving”. The glory of God is a powerful thing. It moves people and brings people to Christ. God deserves glory because of the sacrifice he made by sending his son to the cross. He made an eternity with him possible. That’s not something we should be taking lightly. So, how often do we really give God the worshipful thanksgiving he deserves? How often do we really reflect on what He has done for us?
During Awakening this past week, we sang a song with the following verses:

“In my life, be lifted high.
In our world, be lifted high.
In our love, be lifted high.”

When we say “be lifted high”, God is getting all the glory that is due him. In our lives, throughout the world and in the way we love others, only God deserves that glory. When we take credit or desire our actions to be seen, we are taking away the glory that isn’t ours in the first place. Why take the credit for something that God gave you the capabilities to do? Beth Moore said it best, “When God’s glory appears, it just can’t help but interrupt routine.” So often our lives are consumed with jobs, school, relationships and finances. It becomes mundane. Let’s not get to the point where giving God glory fits in with that list. Nothing about the love, grace and faithfulness of Jesus Christ is mundane or routine. I encourage you to truly spend some time and reflect on the glory of God. He deserves nothing less than all our praise and admiration.

Author: Nicole Presley

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