So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
This week’s verse is incredibly challenging and at the same time humbling, as we go into this week knowing the importance of acknowledging and glorifying God in everything we do, including our everyday tasks.
It is easy to say “Thank God” when things are going well and we are winning, but it is not so easy to glorify God in our rough or bad seasons. On the contrary, This week’s verse is encouraging us to put God at the centre of our lives and focus on doing everything to the glory of God regardless of the seasons of life.
The analogy of eating and drinking is our daily basic life glorifying God in your daily activities, it humbles you and helps you to know that part of God’s purpose for you is to make Him your Lord and put Him at the centre of your affairs. Therefore, nothing you do is too small to glorify God in it.
This week’s verse is not a mundane speech to take literally, it signifies how important God is in our everyday life including in our daily activities. It means that God cares about everything we do, be it, exercising, working, cooking, dancing, worshipping, giving etc. God wants us to glorify His name in everything.
When I was reflecting on the word of this week, what came to mind was a friend of mine that always ends her sentences with “To the glory of God”. I did not quite get it till I read this week’s verse, that encourages us to do everything to the Glory of God. It does not matter the depth of what you are doing or who you are doing it for, one thing you have to bear in mind is to do it to the glory of God and to the best of your ability. God Almighty will reward you. Even when you do minor daily tasks, you need to put God at the centre and focus on God’s glory. You will never go wrong if you focus on God’s glory rather than your own glory or what you will get or receive from it.
It simply means you praise God and glorify Him in everything you do. It means that Glory happens in your everyday activities, not monthly, weekly, or seasonal. It means assessing yourself daily and reflecting in everything you do and to find out what things you did which glorified God and which things you did which did not glorify God and try to lean more towards things that will glorify God.
How can my character or my life glorify God?
You glorify God when you live Kingdom culture life and Christlike in your work with God. When you love and care for people who have no one to care for them. When you represent and advocate for vulnerable people in your community when you forgive and lead people to God. When you put Jesus at the centre of your life.
It is important to know that God loves you unconditionally. His desire is for you to know the fullness of His love towards you and to have a very good relationship with Him.
Do you know why you were created?
God created you, but all things exist for one, overarching collective and intrinsic purpose to glorify and worship God. Therefore, God wants you to glorify Him. simply because of his love for you as His beloved child. He knows that when you appreciate His goodness and ascribe to his love and His wealth of wisdom. You will receive His invitation to establish a relationship with Him and start to comprehend His love for you on a greater level. This relationship questions everything you do and encourages you to reflect on your daily activities including your behaviour and daily character that may or may not be pleasing to God.
Knowing God’s purpose for your life.
There are a few steps you can take to find out God’s purpose in your life.
Read your bible and meditate on the word of God,
Ask God for direction,
Follow the will of God by adhering to God’s commandments,
Read and affirm the promises of God in the bible over your life,
Try to live a life that will glorify God,
Set up a personal challenge that will be pleasing to God such as congregating with Christians and serving God with anything you have to be it time or resources to the glory of God.
Psalm 57:2 said “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfils His purpose for me” This verse clearly shows that God has a purpose for our lives, and we are living in God’s purpose.
Remember that God has numbered your years and He will fulfil every purpose He has for you. Therefore, relax and hand over your worries and anxieties to your creator, knowing that you are living in God’s purpose.
Name one thing you will do to glorify God each day. -Work to the glory of God?
- Parent your children to the glory of God?
- Respect people around you to the glory of God?
Let us pray
Dear Heavenly Father, please teach me how to honour you in everything I do every day, knowing that you are a rewarder of good character. Please help me to glorify you in everything I do in Jesus name Amen.
Written by Juliet Ahanonu