Do not take one ounce of glory that belongs to God. This message came to me just minutes after I had a powerful conversation with a brother in the Lord and felt strongly compelled to give him some strong words of encouragement in his ministry work for Jesus.
Those weren’t just words I spoke to him. They came with force and passion and vehemence and power. And I easily could have gotten off the phone and thought, “Wow, look what a wonderful job I just did serving God! Look how great I am! Look how good I am in ministry! Look at all the power I have.” But God took a sledgehammer to my pride a good while ago, and I BEGGED Him to tell me every single time I even have an ounce of pride so I can get rid of it IMMEDIATELY knowing that pride is SIN and an ABOMINATION in His eyes! My heart’s cry is to humble myself continually before the Lord and to love, serve, and worship and glorify Him with all my heart. Pride has no place in any of this!
Friend, we live in a world that teaches us to exalt and magnify and lift up and praise and brag about and rejoice in ourselves and others not God. But God almighty is the one we were created to love and adore and exalt and magnify and lift up and praise and brag about and rejoice in!
Please join me in resolving to purge any and all pride from our lives each and every day and to strive continually to bring glory, praise, and honor to the Lord, oh yes, TO THE LORD who is worthy of ALL glory, ALL honor, and ALL praise, hallelujah! Amen!
That power I experienced in encouraging my brother in the Lord, along with the message itself I delivered to Him, that was the power of the Holy Spirit, that was God’s message delivered through me, and ALL the glory – yes, ALL – the glory goes to the Lord!
In our love for the Lord, let us glorify the Lord! Let us return His love for us with our love for Him and glorify, exalt, magnify, honor, lift up, and praise, praise, praise and worship the Lord God almighty, hallelujah!
“Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:3
“You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You.” Psalm 118:28
Teach us to love you the way you want to be loved. Teach us to glorify you the way you want to be glorified, dear Lord. Help us to express our love to you in every way you desire. Help us to praise you the way you want to be praised. Don’t let us steal your glory. Prick our hearts should we even dare to try. Remind us, oh Lord, it is you who deserves ALL glory, ALL honor, and ALL praise now and forever and ever, AMEN!