God’s Glory

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“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

1 Cor. 10:31

God’s glory.

In all things, glorify God. Whether fasting and praying, working hard at your job, or raising kids, ultimately, we do it for the Lord. Keeping the Creator in our lens gives us a broader perspective. If we think about taking a panoramic picture on our phone, we capture much more of our surroundings than a standard photo. Holding the camera upright, the image narrows, and peripheral objects get left out. The same happens when we only view life from our perspective, not considering the larger picture.

The Lord has a panoramic view of life from beginning to end. He knows how our actions fit into His eternal story. Corrie Ten Boom, a holocaust survivor, had no idea from her limited perspective how God would use her story. When she studied the Bible in her bare cell with other prisoners, she couldn’t have known her actions would inspire millions. Becoming a public speaker after the Lord freed her, she didn’t know the prison guard where her sister died would attend one of her events in Munich.

“It was 1947 and I had come from Holland to defeated Germany with the message that God forgives.” Corrie Ten Boom[1]

Extending his hand, the balding prison guard, now a Christ follower, asked Corrie for forgiveness. After speaking on forgiveness, how could she not give Him what the Lord freely gave her? Glorifying God, she forgave Him. Her place in eternity’s story cemented with one act of obedience that continues to inspire and motivate others decades later. Corrie couldn’t see the whole picture then, but she knew that she must glorify her Creator in all things.

So, as we finish our 40-day study of fasting and prayer, we do so with one thought in mind: glorify God in all things. Aligning our heart posture with the Lord’s will help us honor and serve Him well. Each morning, as I close my quiet time with God and complete my journal entry, I pray for God’s help to honor and serve Him. Without my Maker’s guidance, I can’t do anything. But the impossible becomes possible when I align my heart with His, asking for God’s assistance. Life takes on new meaning and purpose, and the Lord gets glory in all things.

Make glorifying God your life goal. When faced with life decisions, ask the Lord for His perspective. Seeing people through the Creator’s lens will help you love them better. Wanting to glorify God over man will cause you to make different choices. When we live for the applause of One, our worldview changes. No longer will the things of this world influence us when we put God above all things. Under the Lord’s influence, we will find abundant life, live with the peace that surpasses all understanding, and experience eternal joy.

Journal Questions:

  • How can I apply today’s devotion to my life?
  • How can you glorify God today?
  • How does knowing you have a place in God’s eternal story motivate you?


Lord, as we close out this 40-day devotional, I ask for Your blessing on all that read it. Give them eyes to see and hears to hear You.  Inspire their lives with divine vision. Fill their hearts with purpose, giving them discernment and direction as they pursue You.  Let blessing and favor shower down on them from above, Your guiding light illuminating the world around them. Change and mold us so that we become more like Christ. And in all things, You receive the glory. IJNIP. Amen

[1] https://guideposts.org/positive-living/guideposts-classics-corrie-ten-boom-forgiveness/

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