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How can I glorify God in my life?

At the end of the day it’s about how we live, isn’t it? As Christians we strive to live as the Bible teaches. One of the things we are taught is to glorify God in all we do. “[W]hatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31) But what does that look like? Look carefully at what the verse says; it says we are to glorify God in “whatever” we do. That means everything we do. And that means all the time! Not just when we are in church, not just when we are volunteering at a food shelf, and not just when we are on a mission trip. Everything we do we should do to the glory of God. My favorite quote about this is from Oswald Chambers, who says, “It is ingrained in us that we have to do exceptional things for God— but we do not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things of life, and holy on the ordinary streets, among ordinary people— and this is not learned in five minutes.” Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest.

So how do we do this? First, we have to invite God into whatever we are doing, and we need to recognize that no task is too mundane. Second, we need to recognize that anything we are doing can be dedicated to God and we can do it in a way and with an attitude that glorifies God. Third, living this way takes practice and we can’t do it ourselves; we need God’s help.

We know God is standing by and wants to help us, but we also need to commit to do our part. So let’s do that! Let’s commit to dedicating our ordinary, mundane, day-in day-out chores to the glory of God. All of it, doing laundry, making lunches, changing diapers, washing bottles, picking up toys, let’s commit to dedicating all of it to God’s glory and let’s commit to doing all those things in a way and with an attitude that glorifies God. And let’s ask God to help us.


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