Lately, I’ve gotten really into audiobooks. Maybe it’s the 4 hour commutes, or the uncomfortable silences. I’m not sure what it is but it doesn’t matter; audiobooks are where it’s at. I even discovered that my bible app has an audio feature! (Y’all, listen to the message version- it’s life giving.)
Anyway, I was listening to a Jessie by Lori Wick which is a story about redemption, and love, and forgiveness and all that good stuff. In the course of the story there seemed to be a recurring theme- relationships which glorify God. When I asked myself what that meant, I had to really think about it.
What does it mean to have a relationship which glorifies God?
The Bible, in 2 Corinthians 6 verses 14 onwards, says to not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. Is it that what it means to glorify God in one’s relationship? I don’t think that’s all of it.
To glorify, according to the dictionary, means to acknowledge and reveal the majesty and splendeur of God by one’s actions.
In relationships, how can we acknowledge and reveal God’s majesty?
It takes much more than being with a fellow believer to show God’s majesty to the world around us. True love is what shows how awesome God is. It’s not just the mushy stuff- looking dreamily into the eyes of one’s partner, holding hands, stealing kisses when nobody’s looking- but it’s a relationship where mutual honor is a cornerstone.
In Jessie, one couple clearly glorifies God with their relationship in such an astounding way, I want to have such a relationship. They love each other and put the needs of the other above their individual needs. They also love the people around them, continually praying and offering help wherever they can.
I want my life and my relationships to always glorify God above all else. I want honor and humility to be the things I’m known for.
How do you glorify God with your life and relationships?