Friday, April 25, 2008

Dove Awards-Give You Glory

I am currently in Nashville for GMA. The highlight of the week is the Dove Awards, it’s sort of like the Grammys of Christian music. So, I’ve decided to use Moment for Mom to dig a little deeper into some of the nominees for song of the year.

One of those songs is “Give You Glory” by Jeremy Camp. It’s a worship song describing our heart’s desire to lift our voices and hands to God…knowing we can never match his greatness or repay him for his love.

I’ve heard the expression, “Give God Glory” many times, and it’s something I’ve never fully understood. How can we as humans do or say anything that could even could even give God a speck of the glory He deserves?

Some definitions of Glory include, a state of high honor, a brilliant radiant beauty, an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint, to rejoice proudly.

Understanding the meaning of the word will helps to understand the application. We can certainly give God a state of high honor in our lives by putting Him first and treating Him with reverence. We reflect his brilliant, radiant beauty when we love and show kindness to others. These are the times that His light shines through us. Finally, we give God glory when we rejoice proudly over all that he is and all that he has done for us.

Psalm 86 beautifully expresses the longing to glorify, saying: I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.

The truth is that with each moment of our lives we are either Glorifying God or disgracing Him. There is no middle ground. Let’s pray for hearts that long to glorify him.

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