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How To Glorify God In Your Daily Life

Glorifying God should be the utmost priority and purpose for every Christian. But what does it actually mean to glorify God? And how can we consciously do it in our day-to-day lives?

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick answer: You can glorify God by praising and worshipping Him, living according to His Word, using your gifts and talents to serve others, and pointing people to Jesus through your words and actions.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore what it means to glorify God, why it matters, and provide practical tips, ideas, and suggestions for making God’s glory a conscious priority in everything you do.

What Does “Glorifying God” Actually Mean?

Giving God Credit and Praise

Glorifying God starts with giving Him credit for the good things in our lives and praising Him. When we recognize God’s mighty power, goodness, love and other attributes, we ascribe worth to Him. We can glorify God through our words, songs, prayers, thoughts and actions that honor Him.

The Bible says, “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted” (Psalm 148:13). As we praise and thank God for His blessings, we make His name great.

Making God’s Name & Nature Known

We also glorify God by making His name and nature known to others. Telling people about Him and reflecting His character for others to see brings glory to God. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

Our righteous conduct can point people to our righteous Father and make His name glorious.

Living in a Way That Points to God

Furthermore, we glorify God by the way we live our everyday lives. When we make decisions that align with God’s will and character, we show that He is worthy of honor. For example, loving others, being responsible, having integrity in business deals, and maintaining sexual purity in dating relationships all bring glory to God.

Even in mundane tasks like doing household chores heartily, we can glorify God (Colossians 3:23).

The goal is for others to see Christ in us, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). As redeemed people, the way we live is a reflection on the God we serve. So whether we eat or drink or whatever we do, we should do it all for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Why Is Glorifying God Important for Christians?

We Were Created to Glorify God

As Christians, we believe that everything was created by God and for God’s glory (Isaiah 43:7). Humans were uniquely made in God’s image with the capacity to know God and reflect His character. Our fundamental purpose in life is to bring glory to God by living in fellowship with Him and serving His purposes (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Glorifying God should be the driving motivation behind everything we do.

It’s Our Primary Purpose in Life

Our lives have meaning and significance when we live for God’s glory. Making His renown our highest aim realigns our priorities and values. Rather than chasing selfish ambitions, we live to honor Christ and extend His kingdom.

As Jesus taught, we must deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him (Luke 9:23). Our lives are not about us but exalting the One who gave us life.

It Keeps Our Focus on Eternity

Glorifying God keeps us mindful that this world is not our home. Our lives are but a vapor (James 4:14), but we have an eternal hope and inheritance in Christ. Setting our minds on things above (Colossians 3:2) keeps us from getting entangled in worldly affairs and living for comfort and success.

With an eternal perspective, we can persevere through trials and be willing to sacrifice in this life. As C.S. Lewis said, “If we consider the unblushing promises of reward promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. “

It Helps Us Reflect God to Others

As we exalt Christ, we manifest His light and truth to those around us (Matthew 5:16). Our words and deeds can draw people to the Savior when they see His work in our lives. A 2016 Barna study found that 78% of unchurched adults in America today are at least somewhat interested in spiritual matters. By living all for God’s glory, we point people beyond ourselves to know the One who created and redeemed them.

Practical Ways to Glorify God Every Day

Through Prayer, Praise and Worship

Begin each day with prayer, offering God gratitude and seeking His will (Philippians 4:6-7). Spend time praising Him through worship songs, hymns, or just by telling Him how amazing He is. This connects us to God and reminds us that life is not about us, but Him.

By Seeking Him in Scripture

Reading the Bible daily renews our minds and helps us discern God’s voice (Romans 12:2, John 10:27). Ask God to reveal Himself through His word and watch Him transform you. The more we know Him, the more we can fulfill our purpose of glorifying Him.

With Our Words and Attitudes

Our speech reflects what fills our hearts (Luke 6:45). Choosing to speak words that praise, encourage and bless others demonstrates God’s grace working through us. Maintaining an attitude of joy and gratitude even in difficult circumstances also testifies to His goodness.

By Using Our Gifts to Serve

God designed each of us with special talents and spiritual gifts to build up the church (1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 1 Peter 4:10). Look for needs within your local church or community that align with your gifts. Then step out in faith to meet those needs for God’s glory.

Through Our Work and Stewardship

Our vocations and management of resources are prime areas to glorify God. Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Being diligent and responsible with the roles and possessions He’s entrusted to us demonstrates Christ’s transforming power.

In How We Treat and Serve Others

“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven,” (Matthew 5:16). Our Christlike love and selfless service point people to God.

Look for small acts of kindness you can do each day – let someone go ahead of you in line, surprise a neighbor with baked goods, offer encouragement to a struggling mom.

By Telling Others About Christ

While our actions are crucial, words are also needed. Studies show over 80% of new believers credited a friend or relative inviting them to church or sharing the Gospel message as instrumental in their decision to follow Christ (Barna Group).

Pray for open doors to have spiritual conversations and courage to extend the hope of Jesus. There’s no greater way to glorify God than helping redeem lost souls.


Glorifying God with our lives is a privilege and essential calling for every Christian. As you make the intentional effort to live for God’s glory each day, keep your focus on Christ and rely on the Holy Spirit to help you.

God promises that as we fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, He will transform us to radiate His love, goodness and truth more and more.

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