This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me. John 21:19
We, as ladies, (or humans for that matter) who are followers of Jesus, have our ideas of what it means to glorify God. We may think that we can best glorify God by having a pure heart, worshipping Him alone or collectively, doing a good deed, praising Him, telling our neighbor about Him, etc. (And please don't think that I am minimizing the importance of glorifying God in these ways).
Sometimes though God may have a different plan or path for us to take to glorify Him better. In this passage, Jesus told Peter that he was going to glorify God in his death. How many of us want to talk about THAT? I mean "God, I can do so much more for You, bring You more glory, if I am a living body and not a dead one, right?" Our human reasoning tries to kick in.
But wait, Daughter of the King, who are you living for anyway? Do you remember how big the God you serve is? And that one of the paradoxes of life through Christ is that in complete surrender is complete freedom?
So my challenge to you today is this, allow God to glorify Himself in you today in whatever way HE sees best, in whatever way HE will receive the MOST Glory.
Glorify Yourself in and through me today. If that takes me out of my comfort zone or means me doing something I don't really want to do, give me the grace(power) to do it anyway. I want to live for your Glory today. Because of and through and in, Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.