HOW TO GLORIFY GOD

FULFILLING GOD’S WILL

We glorify God by fulfilling His will in our lives. Jesus is our example who glorified the Father by completing the work that He gave Him to do. Jesus knew what to do, and did it. He fulfilled His destiny on the earth every day of His life, doing everything that the Father asked Him to do.

I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
(John 17:4)

It has been said that many leaders in the church are not doing what God told them to do. Some are evangelizing when they should be pastoring. Others are pastoring who should be travelling teachers. It is important to know what to do, because people become aware of God when you do, He is revealed through you. Furthermore the scripture in John 17:4 says that glorifying God means to finish the work. God wants you to know the work He has planned for your life and expects you to finish the work. You are not supposed to die until you have finished the work, because God is glorified not only by you doing it but also by completing it.

For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption. (Acts 13:36)

Some translations refer to the fact that Jesus did the work among men on the earth. The church is at its best when men and woman in the community are impacted by His presence operating through local church members.

NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN SACRED AND SECULAR

We glorify God by living our sacred and secular life the same way. The glory of God must be the central theme of every believer’s life, whether he is eating or drinking, walking or playing.

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:17)

There should be no distinction between a sacred and a secular life. We should seek to glorify God in every area and aspect of our lives, as anthem of praise to Him. He should be glorified at work, play and at rest.

BEARING FRUIT THAT REMAINS

We glorify God by fruit bearing. Fruit bearing is the result of abiding in the vine John 15:8. It is the visible, tangible evidence on the outside of a believer that Christ lives on the inside John 15:16. God is glorified when we bear much fruit, and especially fruit that remains.

By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. (John 15:8)
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. (John 15:16)

Good men and women have produced lasting fruit that impact our lives years after they have died. We are still praising God and benefiting for the fruit of their lives. Everyone is called to bear fruit that remains. It may be a mother who sows love into her children, or a businessman who sows money into God’s kingdom. It may be the schoolteacher who impacts a student’s life or a musician who writes songs of praise that influence a generation. We are all capable of bearing fruit that remains.

GLORY OF WORSHIP

The glory of God associated with worship. God’s glory is a manifestation of all that God is and was powerfully seen at the dedication day of the temple of Solomon.

Indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God. (2 Chronicles 5:13-14)

Preceding this event, the singers and trumpeters were as one. There was a unity among those present, exactly as on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1). Their united objective was to praise Him. The cloud of God’s presence moved into the temple with accompanying glory. The glory literally meant that the weight, abundance, and wealth of God’s presence were amongst them. No wonder they could not stand to minister. The atmosphere was literally too heavy with the presence of God for them to continue. God’s presence has always been associated with worship. The tabernacle of David is being restored and certainly includes praise and worship with powerful manifestations of His presence (Acts 15:16). As this unfolds, we will not only experience the abundance of God amongst us but also witness the greatest outpouring of His Spirit and influx of souls into the kingdom ever.

 

About Tom Inglis

Tom is recognised by many as an apostle of worship who carries a prophetic word that is fresh and relevant for the church today. He has travelled into many nations teaching the message of ‘worship as a lifestyle’ and is considered by many as a pioneer in this area. [Read More...]