May 30 Glorifying God

Scripture reading: Psalm 63:1–8

Key verse: Romans 8:28

We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Glorifying God seems to be such a titanic goal that it can frighten us into inaction: “My life is a mess. I am so erratic. How can I ever glorify God?”

Lao-tzu once said, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Glorifying God is an eternal process that begins on earth and continues in heaven. Our heavenly existence will be forever focused on exalting God. Realizing that, we can take the initiative to begin glorifying Him one day, one act, one thought at a time.

Each day is God’s gift. You have multitudes of opportunities to honor God through your conduct and conversation. Thus, glorifying God means seeking to maximize each occasion with a deliberate step of obedience. When you falter, which will be often, you confess your disobedience, thank Him for His complete forgiveness, and move on with the task.

What could be more pleasing to your heavenly Father than to daily glorify Him? Establish that lofty aim as your supreme objective, and then live each day in humble dependence on the power of the Holy Spirit and obedience to His revealed truth.

Dear Lord, help me to glorify You today one act and one thought at a time. If I falter, forgive me, and help me to move on with the task.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 157). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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