‘Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.’

– Isaiah 43:7 NIV

What comes to your mind when you hear that you were created for God’s glory?

‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.’ – Isaiah 43:2 NIV

Have you ever wondered how God is glorified through your misfortune, suffering, or adversity?

In John 12 27-28, Jesus openly shares His distress about dying on the cross: ‘Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!’ Then a voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.’

What do you think God was saying about glorifying His name in the context of His discord with His Son, Jesus in John 12:27-28?

I believe God, the Father, was referring to the crucifixion, Jesus’ resurrection, and everything that has transpired in the lives of those who believe from that moment God said, ‘I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.’

‘This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.’ – John 15:8 NIV

From the context of this statement in John 15, what brings God glory?

What then, is the concept of ‘glorification’ from the context of scripture, according to the word of God?

Is it the external context of my life that brings glory to God, or the internal context of how I choose to conduct myself regardless of external conditions that glorifies God?

Do I possess the ambition of glorifying God with my life as I possess the ambition to progress, succeed, and prosper?

May God bless you and help you to glorify Him and experience the fullness of life Christ came for us to have.

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