I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. Psalm 63:2–3, TNIV
We continue to fall in love with Jesus anew each day. His Holy Spirit is inside us, reminding us of His love, and that love isn’t just better than our lives—His love makes our lives worth living. His love makes our lives richer, brighter, deeper, bolder.
Yet despite what His love does for us, we often neglect to glorify Him. Glorifying Jesus is not just thanking Him for the good things He gives us. The first definition of glorify is “to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, etc., than would normally be considered.”
So glorifying Jesus can be saying things to others that lift Him up, that give Him splendor and make Him even more excellent. He’s already splendid and excellent, but our words make Him more splendid and excellent in other people’s eyes. We can help others see how awesome He is. Glorify also means “to honor with praise, admiration, or worship; extol.” So we should never stop thanking Him and praising Him for what He does for us. We should also praise Him for who He is, His character and majestic qualities. We should praise Him simply because He’s awesome.
FAITH STEP: Glorify Jesus today, whether in your words to others or in your words to Him. Look for opportunities to glorify God, simply because His love makes our lives magnificent.
Contributed by Camy Tang