Give Glory to God

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When we are our true selves…we truly shine.

(Listen to my song “Glorify You with Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Psalm 50:23

Those who offer praise as a sacrifice honor me.

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It seems that God is more interested in you sacrificing your ego than sacrificing any material things.

Jesus said, “Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’” (Matthew 9:13).

He was echoing what the prophet Hosea had said: “For it is loyalty that I desire, not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6).

When you sacrifice your ego’s cravings…you are free to give your loyalty to God.

Only then…can you offer God your heart.

Then your true self is revealed.

When you are being your true self…you are being the unique reflection of God that you were intended to be.

As St. Irenaeus said, “The glory of God is the human person fully alive.”

Just as all creation gives glory to God through its very being…so do we.

But it’s only human beings who seem to have a choice as to whether they are ‘all in’.

On this Martin Luther King Day, we celebrate a man who was all in.

When we wholeheartedly share our gifts and talents for the betterment and goodness of the world (like King) instead of our selfish interests…we are truly praising our Creator.

So be you…with all your heart.

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Listen to the song of the day “Glorify You with Me” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God  loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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