This morning during my quiet time I was reading Breaking Free by Beth Moore. In her bible study she gave a check list (much like the one below) to determine if someones life would be glorifying to God. This really hit home with me and made me think that I have a lot of growing to do before I can say I live a "God-glorifying" life. I hope you can apply this to your life because it was a HUGE wake up call for me!! I know I am going to print out the questions and verses to remind me daily what it means to glorify God with my life and I encourage you to do the same! :)
When I do things do I think will God be glorified?
"Whether you eat or drink, do it for the glory of God" 1 Corinthians 10:31
Do I desire Gods glory over my own?
"I have no wish to glorify myself; God is going to Glorify me" John 8:50
When I serve others do I sincerely hope they will see God in Me?
"God has given each of us a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve another. Did God give you the gift for speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies you. Then you will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to Him forever and ever." 1 Peter 4:10-11
Do I turn to God when I go through hardships and try to cooperate with Him so He can use the hardships for my good and for His glory?
"Do not be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange is happening to you. Instead, be very glad for these trials make you partners with Christ in His suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing His glory when it is revealed to the world." 1 Peter 4:12-13
Do I believe I can accomplish or withstand things with the power of God?
"We now have this light shining in out hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves." 2 Corinthians 2:7