Holiday season is upon us. This means that my wife has much more to do than usual. I don’t mind chipping in to help her. I become her assistant (no one wants me as their boss in the kitchen). In this way, I lift some of her burden.
An interesting side effect occurs – she gets the glory for a clean house, table set, and our Yorkie all primped for the day. I am glad she gets the glory because I love her and she does so much to ensure the day is a success. I know she prefers that I take the time to shower, shave and dress decently. In this way, I glorify her with my body. I glorify her with my spirit with a good, helpful attitude.
Similarly, I am to glorify God. That means I am to make Him look good. I am to do all things to please Him. I am to use my body in a way that makes God look good. Dress and act appropriately, use my imagination and speech for His glory. Do the best I can at my job and ministries. This list could go on and on.
What does it mean to glorify God in my spirit? This means the inner man must be in alignment with God. I can do all the above with a bad attitude. By loving God, I want Him to look good. My desire is to please Him. My goal is to glorify Him.
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. – I Corinthians 6:20.