Watch this John Piper inspiration video below! Sometimes we try to glorify God by doing things for Him, paying Him back for what He’s done for us. However, the best way to really give God glory is by recognizing how much we need Him!
John Piper says “suppose you are totally paralyzed and can do nothing for yourself but talk. And suppose a strong and reliable friend promised to live with you and do whatever you needed done. How could you glorify this friend if a stranger came to see you? Would you glorify his generosity and strength by trying to get out of bed and carry him? No.”
On the contrary, you glorify your friend by needing him, by leaning on him, by depending on him. Only then will the stranger be able to see how strong your friend is in the light of your weakness.
We can give God glory by leaning on Him. We can praise the Savior in our weakness by abiding in Him!
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Were you encouraged by this video? Tell us how it spoke to you in the comments below! Also, you may enjoy this other video by John Piper on the Glory of God!