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Elizabeth Mallicoat October 25, 2019
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This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Representative Emma Freeland of Tennessee.


We were made for the glory of God.

 

In what we say and what we do, in our eating and our drinking, in what we pursue and what we achieve, I believe that every little grain of glory should be willingly exalted to God.

 

The Bible tells us why.

 

So now the question is, how do we do this? How do we glorify Him in everything? Two main points that can be seen in the Bible are through our thoughts and actions and our bodies.  

 

IN OUR THOUGHTS and ACTIONS 

 

Philippians 4:8 instructs us to think on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—anything that is excellent or praiseworthy‭.” According to Luke 6:45, “out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” What we think about affects how we talk and the way we act. If we are listening to Paul’s instruction and thinking on these things, we will act in a way that glorifies God.

 

IN OUR BODIES 

 

In order to glorify God through our bodies, we are to flee from immorality and immodesty (1 Corinthians 6, 1 Timothy 2). We further shine light on the Lord’s name by how we take care of our bodies—in what we eat, drink, and how we fight against laziness.

 

In response to the question, “how can I glorify God in everything I do,” someone summarized, “we must exercise faith (Hebrews 11:6), love without hypocrisy (Romans 12:9), deny ourselves (Luke 9:23), be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18), and offer ourselves as living sacrifices to God (Romans 12:1).” (Source)

 

Friends, God is worthy and God is deserving of every ounce of glory we have to give. So I challenge you to examine your life, paying close attention to where you might be struggling with self-glorification, and join me in striving to glorify our Father in everything we are, have and do. In everything.   

 

Student Body Representative Emma Freeland

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Elizabeth Mallicoat

Elizabeth Mallicoat hails from the gorgeous “Aloha State”, but due to growing up as a military brat since day one, she finds it difficult… Read More