A child that loves his parents, wants to bring honor and glory to them by how he lives. It's been declared that man's purpose in life is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. The children of God have a deep desire to do just this. The true way to glorify God is for God to show His glory through us, to shine through us as empty vessels, reflecting His fullness of grace and power.
The sun is glorified when it has a chance to show its light through the crystal window, or in reflection from the spotless mirror or the glassy sea.
There is nothing that glorifies God so much as for a weak and helpless man or woman to be able to be victorious through Him, through His strength. When this happens in places where, with our very best human qualities, we would fail; but then we carry on in divine power through every form of suffering and trial, He is glorified.
A spirit naturally weak, irresolute, selfish, and sinful, transformed into sweetness, purity and power and standing victorious in the middle of circumstances we could not deal with in our natural qualities, brings glory to God.
A mind not naturally wise or strong, yet directed by His divine wisdom and then carried down a path that fulfils His great plans, accomplishing good results for God and man-this glorifies God.
"Herein is my Father glorified—" John 15:8