Do you want to feel more fulfilled, experience less stress, and live a life full of joy? You should – it’s what God created you to do! When you make His glory the purpose of every day, you fulfill the purpose for which you were created and live in a growing relationship with the One who created you. If your heart feels longing and dissatisfaction, it’s seeking that relationship. Consider these simple ways to glorify God every day.
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What Does It Mean To Glorify God?
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines "glorify" as the act of "bestowing honor, praise, or admiration." But how we each individual goes about that can look very different.
No matter how that practically plays out, be sure to let God's light shine through you and the interactions you have daily. Ultimately, the best way to glorify God is to share His love with others. GotQuestions.com has this advice to offer:
To glorify God is to extol His attributes—His holiness, faithfulness, mercy, grace, love, majesty, sovereignty, power, and omniscience, to name a few—rehearsing them over and over in our minds and telling others about the singular nature of the salvation only He offers.
How To Glorify God In Everyday Life
We love because he first loved us. – 1 John 4:19 (NIV)
This Bible verse on God's love is a reminder of why we should glorify God whenever possible. Without His love, grace and mercy we would be unable to live the life He has set for us. Our ability to love others stems from His love for us.
Glorify God When You Wake Up
When you first open your eyes, make your prayer that of Jesus when He said, “Father, glorify your name!” (John 12:28 NIV). Make this simple prayer the way you begin your day. Meditate on the verse in those few seconds between turning off the alarm and getting out of bed.
How to Glorify God As You Get Ready
He must become greater; I must become less. – John 3:30 (NIV)
Begin your day by centering yourself on this truth. Know God has placed you in your circumstances. Everything you’re about to face, He is already aware of. As you’re thinking through the day ahead, take a few seconds to pray about anything that concerns you and offer it to God. Even if you don’t know the outcome, pray your actions will bring God glory.
How To Glorify God At Mealtime
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)
One way to share God's love and to glorify God everyday is to praise Him before meals. A simple prayer of gratitude for God's providence and provision can be the first step to introducing your friends and family to God's love.
Here are some model prayers to say at your next gathering with friends or family.
How Do We Glorify God on the go?
As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do. – 1 Peter 1:14-15 (NIV)
This Bible verse on how to glorify God from the apostle Peter offers a reminder on how we are called to live our lives. Are you living this verse out daily? What are you posting on social media? What kind of movies or shows are you and your family watching? What's on the radio as you run errands around town?
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Glorify God Before Bed
“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.” – Revelation 4:11 (NIV)
The best way to relax and unwind at the end of the day is with God by your side. Put the phone away and turn off the TV as you focus on God's love and listen for His plan for your life. Open your Bible and let His wisdom comfort and sustain you as you reflect on the day and prepare for one ahead.