Declaring the Glory of God

Good morning Elbridge Community Church,

To declare the glory of God is to put all things in their proper place. Chaos and struggle are always the result of humanity trying to gain glory for ourselves. God alone is worthy to receive glory. God alone was made to be above all else. And God alone can handle the weight of receiving glory.

So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Cor 10:31 (NIV)

We were made to declare the glory of God. We were made to proclaim through word and deed the majesty, splendor, and worthiness of the God of heaven and earth.

Proclaiming God’s glory to the world always begins by taking a look at our own hearts. We struggle to declare that God is above every other name if we’re still on the throne of our hearts. Declaring God’s glory starts with our own humility. It begins with living a life of sacrifice to the one who’s given up everything for us.

When we remove ourselves from the throne of our own hearts, we are set free to magnify Jesus. Here are a few things we can do to proclaim the glory of God.

  1. Meditate on the glory of God. All His attributes that make Him alone worth of glory. Allow Scripture to fill you with a desire to place God on the throne of your heart and live for his glory.

    For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:36

  2. Ask yourself these questions, is Jesus enthroned upon every part of your heart today? Are there any areas in your life that you are living for your own glory, to build your own kingdom?
  3. Ask God how you can declare his glory on the earth today. How can you live to see Jesus lifted up and seen for who he truly is?

God doesn’t want glory to satisfy some selfish need. He knows that he alone can handle a throne. He alone can handle adoration and worship. And when he is magnified it is absolutely the best thing for all of creation. It’s for this reason Solomon writes in Psalm 72:19,

Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen!

May the prayer of Solomon be our prayer today as we seek to glorify God in all we do.

May the grace and peace of God the Father be with you all,

Pastor Dennis