Imagine you’re introducing God to a friend who’s never heard of him. How would you make his reputation “great” in the eyes of the other person? Where would you begin? What would you say?
What glory is due the name of the Lord in your life? Make a list. Where has God done great things to support you? Where has he protected you, provided for your daily needs, built you up? Where have you seen examples of God’s beauty or provision? How would you describe your relationship with God to another person?
Have you paid attention to the signs and glory of God in the natural world? Have you noticed and praised God for a powerful thunderstorm? for the brilliant colors of the trees in fall? the bright blue of a lake? a full moon?
Perhaps you could find Psalm 29 in your Bible, take some time in creation, and start a list. “Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness” (verses 1,2).
Give God the glory. When we notice these things and praise God for them, we’re offering God the praise he deserves. We’re also establishing in our own hearts a record of God’s goodness.
We have no problem complimenting the faithfulness of a good friend. We can do the same in our relationship with God. We can give God thanks and praise and bear witness to others about his faithfulness and grace.