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The Ultimate Guide To Giving God Glory

‘Oh, that I could spend every moment of my life to God’s glory!’- David Brainerd.

David Brainerd was a missionary to the Delaware Indians in New Jersey who died at 29 years old. Brainerd is still known as one of America’s greatest missionaries. You read that right; one of the greatest missionaries was only 29 years old. How’d that happen? He wanted to make sure that everything he did was for God’s glory.

We can literally spend every moment of our lives giving God glory. We are called to do so. 1 Corinthians 10:17: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (NIV) This means literally everything! From hanging with friends to working on a 9-5 to putting the kids to bed, God can get glory out of all of that.

Well how can God get glory out of our daily routine? You may say “All I do is go to work, go to church, maybe hang with friends on weekends, then go home.” Ask God to show you how to make everything you do for His glory. All you have to do is be willing to give God the glory. You will find yourself thinking (2 Cor. 10:3-5), speaking (Eph. 4:29), acting (Ecc. 9:10) differently because you are now making a conscious effort spend every moment for God’s glory. All God needs is a willing heart.

It should be noted that with willingness, comes obedience. Once we proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior, He is now in charge. We just have to want Him in charge (willingness) and do what He asks of us (obedience). Being willing and obedient is not always comfortable or glamorous. Honestly, it requires some brokenness, tears, pain, and struggle to fully give up on our way and plans and fully support God’s. Being willing and obedient requires us to literally become God’s puppets. When He moves us, we move. This is how God gets the glory out of us. Some examples of willingness and obedience in Scripture include:

  • Abraham left his hometown when God called him (Gen. 12)
  • Esther stood up for the Jews when she could’ve been killed (Esther)
  • David set aside personal wealth for the building of the temple (1 Chron. 29)
  • The little boy offered Jesus his 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread (Mark 6:1-14)
  • Paul ministered to numerous churches while being persecuted (1 Cor.-2 Tim.)

We see how their lives were used in a drastic way to bring glory to God. Of course we are sinful people and we do mess up, but even then, after repenting, ask God to show you how even that can be used for His glory. There is a promise for those of us that chose to be willing and obedient. Isaiah 1:19: “If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land.” (NIV) Are you willing to be obedient to be used for God’s glory?

 

‘Oh, that I could spend every moment of my life to God’s glory!’- David Brainerd.

David Brainerd was a missionary to the Delaware Indians in New Jersey who died at 29 years old. Brainerd is still known as one of America’s greatest missionaries. You read that right; one of the greatest missionaries was only 29 years old. How’d that happen? He wanted to make sure that everything he did was for God’s glory.

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Rasheda Likely, originally from Pensacola, FL, finds joy in authoring bi-weekly devotional blogs, spearheading advertising efforts, and serving as secretary for The Wade-O Radio Team. While being on the TWORS team, she successfully completed a Bachelors of Science in Biology and began her studies for a Masters of Science degree in Biology. Rasheda looks forward to impacting the lives of others through the ministry of TWORS the way TWORS has impacted hers.

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