Being His Glory
'Indeed, you are our glory and joy” (1 Thess. 2:20).
It is always nice to hear Christians acknowledging God when they receive an award or recognition for their achievements. This shows gratitude and honors God publicly. Some believers think this is giving Him the glory, as if we had any glory to give Him in the first place. It is not our place to go around giving God glory, for that is really not what He desires.
Thanking God at the end of the day for all that we were able to accomplish is gratitude but not glory. What God is looking for is a life that demonstrates the glory of God. You see, when we let Him accomplish His will through us, He brings glory to Himself through our life. It is not something we give but something we are. We are the glory of God for all to see when we live a life of faithfulness and obedience and joy in the Lord.
God will always receive glory from our life when we demonstrate our love and devotion to Him by faithfully following His guiding Spirit in our life. “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:16). There is plenty of glory for God to have through His people who live out their Christianity before a watching world. And yes, we should be grateful people who regularly give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy is never failing.
Prayer: Thank You for Your goodness and unfailing mercy. I ask that today I publicly honor You.
Compulsory Dance Figure Skating
M Ice Hockey
M Super-G Alpine Skiing
M Long Hill Ski Jumping
W Cross-Country Skiing