We get to strengthen our relationship with God by glorifying Him in everything that we do. But like other events in our lives, glorying God comes with commitment and challenges. We can only glorify him by fully committing our bodies, spirits, and souls to Him. In other words—by becoming like Him.
As representatives of Great Christian Academy (GCA), let’s understand our roles as Christians and our commitment to God better. Here are ways to glorify God in everything that we do to in front of our very selves and others:
Develop A Strong Work Ethic
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.”
— Colossians 3:23
We might view our routines at home, school, and workplace as chores. It happens sometimes. However, we must understand that God is in control of whatever is the outcome. We are blessed by the fruits of our labor, and our every labor should be done with love, commitment, and dedication.
Do What Is Right – Both In Thoughts And Actions
“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.”
— Psalm 1:1
Nobody’s perfect, that’s a given. But to glorify God, we should strive hard to do what is right. We should honor him by only doing and thinking of things that speak righteousness. Let’s befriend and promote loyalty, faithfulness, and honesty every time we make actions and decisions.
Respect Our Physical Bodies
“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; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
Our physical bodies, just like our spirits, are a property of God. We’re merely inhabiting it on his behalf, so our bodies demand respect. God expects us to treat our bodies with care and refrain from doing sinful behaviors.
Live Honorably And Faithfully
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
— Romans 12:1
We must offer ourselves as ‘living sacrifices’ to God and live our lives honorably and faithfully—both in front of believers and non-believers. We must love without consequences and hypocrisy and avoid evil desires and actions at all costs. This may be the most challenging way to glorify God as it’s a nonstop and lifelong task, but it carries the most weight.