John 17:1 (KJV)
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
Just before crossing the brook Cedron and entering the garden where he would be betrayed Jesus prayed. This prayer is usually referred to as the high priestly prayer or the Lord’s Prayer.
Jesus showed the intimate relationship he had with God by referring to God as his father. Jesus’s next request was to be glorified. If this was his only request it would be petty and self-indulgent. But the reason was to glorify God. So, the actual request was ‘glorify me so I may glorify you’.
How many of us wish to be center stage basking in the glory of our accomplishments? Showing world what we have accomplished under our own power. Conveniently forgetting we have no power apart from God.
We need remember to give credit to God each and every time we are glorified. In our own prayers we can ask the father to be glorified. But when we ask we need to ask our actions will glorify God.
Dear Lord: Give me opportunities to be glorified, so that my life may glorify you. So, that I can be living proof of your love and power in this world.
In Jesus name, I pray amen.