GLORYIFYING GOD

Before all the people, I must be glorified.  – Leviticus 10:3 NKJV

At the end of His life, Jesus declared His mission a success by saying, “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do” (Jn 17:4 NIV). David writes. “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory” ({s 115:1 AMP). The breath you took as you read that last sentence was given to you for one reason, that you might “reflect the Lord’s glory”. (2 Co 3:18 NIV). Before Moses was qualified to lead Israel he first had to pray, “show me your glory” (Ex.33:18 NCV). We cross a line when we make such a request. When our deepest desire is not the things of God, or the favor of God, but God Himself, we cross a threshold. Less self-focus, more God-focus. Less about us – more about Him. This calls for the death of ego. It rubs us the wrong way. It’s a truth we must constantly remind ourselves of. “God made all things, and everything continues through him and for him. To him be glory forever: (Rom 11:36 NCV). And if you still haven’t got the message: “There is one God, the Father, who created everything, and we exist for him” (1 Cor. 8:6 NLT). Why does the earth spin? For Him. Why do you have talents and abilities? For Him. Whose Word matters? His. Whose will must be done? His, not ours. God’s to-do list consists of one item: “Reveal My glory.” Heaven’s framed and mounted statement of purpose reads: “Declare God’s glory.” Everything and everyone exists to reveal His glory – including you! Try to remember that.