Giving Back Glory
“Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all” (Ephesians 1:15-23).
The Greek word for glorification is doxa and it means to adorn, make excellent, special, magnify, and celebrate. For the purpose of Christian glorification of God, it is the essence of giving back to Him from the same source where He has specially and uniquely blessed you. The Ephesians passage above illustrates that God has provided to His saints, every possible blessing required to be spiritually successful. Because God is everything and supplies all needs, it is only right and righteous that the Christian glorify God.
There are some things that God has uniquely done for you and He is glorified when you give back to Him from that source. How are you utilizing what God has blessed you with? In addition to your spiritual blessings and possessions from above, how are you using your money, education, voice, family, property, and any other physical blessing God has touched you with to glorify Him. The Christian faith is one of reciprocity and gratitude. The church shows her thanks to God through the process of glorification.
Do not get caught trying to offer the glory of someone else because one star differs from another. Pull from the special source God has given to you. “Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:30-31). Remember, you are the clay In the Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save and comfort you today!