Devotional: Glorifying God

brett johnson biz devotional thought leader Oct 07, 2020

May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The Lord be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.” Psalm 35:27

When God delays in answering prayer (such as healing Lazarus), it is so that He might answer it in a different way (such as raising him from the dead) in order that He might receive more glory.

When God vindicates His servant leaders, He does so in order that those who support the leader may shout for joy and gladness and always say, “The Lord be exalted, who delights in the well-being of His servant.”  

The great aligning objective of man, the one thing that they can look to outside of themselves that will cause them to rise above themselves, the polar magnet that will cause the metal shards of our scrappy existence to pull together, is the in order that increased praise of and attributing worth to (i.e., worship of) God’s name and character.  

When working with corporations, we seek to find a vision of future impact that will be so compelling that it enables them to press through the difficulties and sacrifice that comes with pursuing that purpose. The same is true for life. The one common theme that has the capacity to cause man to pull together in harmony and without self-destructing is “glorifying God.”  Somehow we need to have this as part of our life fabric. 


    • Does our knowledge and enjoyment of God raise the bar until people see beyond us to the ultimate goal of glorifying God?

    • Is the stated Purpose of your business inspiring enough to raise the sights of those it touches?

    • Complete this sentence: “When people look at my business they see God in…”