Johann Bach, considered the worlds’ greatest musician, had the habit of writing SDG on the top of the page before he began composing. The letters stand for the Latin words Soli Deo Gloria, and they stand for “to God alone be the glory.” Perhaps we need to write those words on the pages of our life. To God alone be the glory. A friend of mine and Virginia’s in Atlanta has the words “to God be the glory” be written on a piece of paper and taped above her kitchen sink. When we asked her about it, she explained, “I used to hate being a house wife. I just felt somewhat worthless. I could be out conquering the world. My self-worth deteriorated to the point where I was miserable, then a friend suggested I place the words “to God be the glory” above the sink. Now when I get discouraged and low I see those words and it reminds me that God has given me the most important task in the world – to build a home and to raise my children. Now I do not do my work begrudgingly and looking for praise. I do it simply for the glory of God.” It doesn’t matter if you repair watches, teach a class, preach a sermon, mind the kids, wash dishes, or dig ditches. Nothing you do is meaningless or insignificant if you do it for the glory of God. When you honor God in all that you do, you find life’s greatest rewards.
– Dr. Tim Thompson