God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify Him. Ephesians 1:12-14 NLT
God so delights to be in relationship with you! In fact God says this relationship brings Him glory and praise. Its an honour to be in relationship with you. How can this be? God, the great, the glorious, the holy, the magnificent, the holy, the perfect — receives praise and glory from us? And it matters to Him?
He is the Creator and we are the created. Now through Jesus Christ His Son, the Holy Spirit has been given to us as a “deposit” guaranteeing God’s full redemption of us as His own. The people who were “lost” to Him through the ravages of sin are now His again through the rescue of Jesus Christ. It is His action towards us that causes us to be for the glory of His praise. Now you are daily empowered through the Spirit to enter into this graceful relationship and actively choose to praise and glorify God.