TEEVO DAILY DEVOTIONAL;
29TH JUNE, 2018; PASTOR CHRIS;
GIVE GOD TRUE GLORY;
(How To Glorify Your Heavenly Father)
TO THE BIBLE John 2:11
“This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.”
Many believe they’re giving God glory when they merely say, “Lord, I give you the glory.” If truly they’re giving Him glory that way, then where is the glory? There has to be something to show for it. It’s like going to church, and saying, “Lord, I give you the offering,” and you don’t put anything in the offering basket. If you picked an item in a shop and told the shopkeeper, “I give you the money,” will the shopkeeper let you go just because you said, “I give you the money?” Certainly not! He’d ask you for the money. You’ll have to back up your statement with paying the required amount for the purchased item.
In the same way, much more than saying it, the way to give God glory is by doing what He asked you to do and showing the results: declaring that they were done in the Name of Jesus, according to His Word. Let’s take the Lord Jesus for an example; when He turned water into wine, the Bible says, He manifested forth His glory. When He commanded the paralytic to rise up and walk and it happened, the people glorified God when they saw the miracle (Luke 5:26). Likewise, in the city called Nain, when He raised the only son of a widow back to life, the Bible says, “Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.”” (Luke 7:16).
Whenever you act on God’s Word, and it produces results, and then you go ahead to praise Him for it, or others see it and praise Him, the Lord is glorified. That’s why He delights in answering our prayers. He loves to see us actualise our hopes and dreams, and then praise Him for it. Have the audacity of faith to expect answers when you pray, because the Lord derives glory from answering your prayers.
Dear Father, I thank you that my life is for your glory, and I show forth your virtues, excellence, perfections and beauty today. I’m prospering and making progress on all sides because you’ve ordained me to an excellent life of fruitfulness and productivity, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 14:1-28, Nehemiah 11-13
Luke 5:12-26, Deuteronomy 27
Meditate on the words of Jesus in John 15:7-8, and realise that the Father is glorified when you receive answers to your prayers.