2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 With this in view, we constantly pray for you, that our God will count you worthy of your calling [to faith] and with [His] power fulfill every desire for goodness, and complete [your] every work of faith, so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you [by what you do], and you in Him, according to the [precious] grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We magnify God by making Him much greater in our lives than what we are. When we ‘glorify’ Him in our lives, we give Him praise and adoration and reveal God’s character through everything that we say and do. It’s bringing Him honor in how we live our lives—representing Him well! It’s giving praise & worship in every moment of every day—in the mundane moments and in the highlight moments. It’s in lifting Him up higher, revealing His splendor and majesty. It’s in giving Him full credit for everything we do and for all our spiritual growth—acknowledging that it is God who has given us our gifts & talents. It is God who has given us a brain to use for His purposes and who also helps us train and gain new skills. Our whole being is created by God with all our gifts & abilities, whether in the natural or the spiritual, they have all been given to us from our loving Father. And this is all the more reason to give God all the glory!
Living a life that glorifies God is living a life fully surrendered to Him—exalting Him in every way and in every moment of life, through the highs and through the challenges. Our desire should always be to glorify God with our lives. Even when going through the tough seasons of life, glorifying God in the midst of it by worshiping Him and keeping Him central in our minds and hearts, raises our spirits and ignites our faith so that we can have hope and an assurance that God holds us in His hands—and that He watches over us.
In everything, His name is to be glorified!