I once heard an old preacher say, “God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in Him.” I think that is a beautiful way to describe our relationship with God. Honoring God with our lives is good for us. In fact, the blessings we experience in honoring God (deep, eternal satisfaction) are actually what gives God the most glory.
The end of Revelation agrees with that old preacher. In Revelation 21, the Apostle John catches a glimpse of God’s heavenly city. This city will be the final dwelling place for God and God’s people. John describes the city in saying, “It shone with the glory of God.” John also says that this glorification of God is really good for the people who live there: “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed.” In other words, the residents in the New Jerusalem will be satisfied in God. The residents being satisfied in God fills the city with the glory to God. Therefore, God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in Him.
As you go through the coming week, seek Jesus in order to be satisfied in Him. Call on Him in prayer, asking Him to sustain your soul. Study Him in the scriptures, recognizing His goodness. Take time to remember His faithfulness in your life. Be satisfied. As you do, you will indeed be blessed by a good God. You will also be honoring and praising Him in the process.