Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, March 31
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Psalms 50:23 NKJV “Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.”
To glorify is to honour and to praise. There are different ways to glorify God: with our substance, with our lifestyles, with our bodies, by doing His will, that is, obeying Him, and by praising Him; giving thanks to Him. Every time we praise and thank God He is glorified.
We must live a lifestyle of praising God. In Heaven, God is glorified all the time. Revelation 4:8-11 says they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” Hallelujah!
You cannot glorify God enough and remain down for too long. No. If you keep honouring and praising Him, He will surely lift you up and bless you. I Peter 5:6 says that if we humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, He will exalt us in due time. How do we humble ourselves? By glorifying Him, that is, by praising and honouring God! When we glorify Him, we are elevating Him higher than ourselves and our circumstances, and He in turn lifts us up to greater heights and delivers us from all unpleasant situations. As Paul and Silas praised Him, the prison where they were held was destroyed. You are coming out in Jesus name!