Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 1:21-25(KJV); Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things…Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Our theme scripture speaks of those that did not glorify God as God and neither were thankful.
It means that to Glorify God is to give thanks to Him. It is to speak forth words of faith in the understanding that whatever you ask of Him, He has already given.
The Bible speaks of our father Abraham and says, “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, GIVING GLORY TO GOD.”
When a man who believes God for a job says, “God I thank you because of the great job you have given me”, that is giving glory to God.
When a woman who wants a child says, “God I rejoice with gladness for the sons and daughters you have blessed me with” that is giving glory to God.
To know God is to understand that everything is yours (1 Corinthians 3:21). If you don’t know Him, you will always go to Him begging for the very things that He has already given you.
Because one lacks this knowledge, these material things start to take the place of God. Such a one becomes like the very people spoken of in our theme scripture who served and worshipped the creature more than the created. Money becomes God. Political power becomes God. The Husband becomes God. The Job becomes God.
You have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness through the KNOWLEDGE of God
(2 Peter 1:3).
May this understanding shape and define your life of prayer to the glory of His name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 1:3, 2 Peter 1:3
To Glorify God is to give thanks to Him. It is to speak forth the words of faith in the understanding that whatever you ask of Him, He has already given.
PRAYER: God I thank you for this Word. I know that I have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness. I know that I have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places. I pray in this knowledge. I believe in this knowledge and walk in the manifestation of that which you have freely given. In Jesus’ name. Amen.